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Video: Mary Beth Morris Shares her Insight on her Lifelong Friendship

Mary Beth Morris shares details about her friendship that has spanned over 60 years. Her story is in the current edition of the Farmers’ Almanac.

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If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1910, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.