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Albemarle Tradewinds November 2016 Web Final

November 2016

Canna Lily By Coy Domecq

Canna Lily By Coy Domecq This is a plant you have probably seen growing in local areas most of your life. It decorates yards and fills roadside landscape with bold stature, majestic foliage and dramatically colored flowers. The plant is commonly known as the Canna Lilly. In fact, it is not a type of lily but is closer in similarities to the banana and ginger groups. The Canna is native to the lower North American continent and southward to northern Argentina and has since been naturalized in many temperate regions outside of its native origins. The Canna Lily is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the Latin and South American cultures. The plant has been grown as a food source by Native Americans for thousands of years and is reputed to be one of the first domesticated agricultural products in those areas. The roots were boiled or baked like potatoes. And the young shoots were eaten like asparagus. The Canna rhizomes boast one of the highest starch contents of any plant. Although the leaves were not typically eaten themselves, they were sometimes used to wrap other foods to facilitate the baking process. Some cultures used the roots as a component in making an alcoholic beverage. (As always, bear in mind that aquatic and wetland plant roots often concentrate environmental pollutants and therefore may not be suitable for consumption.) In addition to being useful as food for humans and livestock. Dried fibers were used as a jute-like product. The smoke from burning Canna leaves was said to have insecticidal properties. Native Americans also used the Canna seeds as beads in jewelry. The seeds produce a purple dye used to color fibers. The next time you see a Canna Lily, please keep in mind that it is not just another pretty face. Classes at the Bead Spot Classes at The Bead Spot are by appointment during shop hours, Wednesdays thru Saturday 10am to 4pm. All classes are $20 per person plus materials. Participants can choose to learn the basics of jewelry making. Students will learn how to string and finish a necklace with a clasp and make a pair of earrings. Did you know the Albemarle Tradewinds is located in more than 250 locations in NENC and Chesapeake? Fort Branch 11 /05-06 /2016 29th Annual Battlefield Re-enactment Additional classes include: Introduction to Kumihimo – the Japanese art of braiding cord. Kumihimo II – Learn to add beads to your Kumihimo braid. Beadweaving Classes: Peyote, Herringbone, Brick Stitch, Dutch Spiral, etc – The bead weaving sessions demonstrate various techniques working with needle, thread and seed beads. Mention Albemarle Tradewinds in store and receive 10% OFF YOUR PURCHASE! Quit Smoking Start Vaping Today! Contact Don Torrence adjutant@fortbranchcivilwarsite.com 12 Albemarle Tradewinds November 2016 albemarletradewinds.com

Gun Tips By: Lloyd “Duke” Hodges Whew! The first gun tip is simple. If you own a fire arm- VOTE. We have heard one candidate who is against gun ownership state she thinks the Australian confiscation should be considered for America. That is frightening. Think of the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights which is one of ten amendments to the Constitution. Seems that a heck of a lot of professional politicians would like nothing more to keep them in office than to eliminate the second amendment which if they could the other nine surely will follow. Decades ago I took an oath upon entering the military to protect against enemies foreign and domestic. I also remember Mr. Wayne LaPierre of the NRA say “the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a Gun”. Think about it. We have seen too much that has happened in our nation that so few hurt so many. When we go to the polls November 8th know that the outcome will affect the USA for generations. Do the right thing. OK. Second tip is important. OB- SERVE. To me that is a self defense tactic to give you a get away mode if bad things happen. I believe that we as citizens of the USA are a civilized people and as such abhor the antics of those who want their name on the front page of a newspaper. Those folks will lose-period. Never in my life have I witnessed such anger and lack of trust. I sincerely hope that calm will engulf us all after the election. That our inalienable rights are intact and to take note of a comment by a retired Marine officer, teacher, and founder of Gunsite a training facility “An armed society is a polite society”. Lastly, after all this hurricane damage haul out those shooting irons and really get them clean. Rusted stuff soon will be lost stuff. VOTE for America’s future and: OBSERVE, TRAIN HARD, BE ALERT, BE SAFE, BE ALIVE Comments? E-Mail br549@modernmedianow.com Train, Observe, Be Alert, Be Alive! The Albemarle Tradewinds reaches 60k readers each month in printed and social media ...... call Ken and learn how. 252-333-7232 WANTED 10 DECKS, PATIOS, OR SCREEN PORCHES To convert to sunrooms for year-round use! This wallet has no fabric to rip and tear from crucial structural points and the ID window is made from a strong, clear vinyl . So when you buy this wallet, you’re buying it for the long haul. $45 All orders are made at the time they are ordered, please allow 1-3 weeks for completion and delivery. Made Locally in Elizabeth City geraldtrotman@gmail.com facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds November 2016 13