things i'm looking forward to in autumn
  • foggy and misty mornings 
  • wet hair and cold hands 
  • walking through crunchy golden and mahogany leaves
  • cozy blanket forts with books
  • the excitement of christmas
  • too many cups of tea to count
  • being bundled up in coats and scarves and gloves
  • crispy dewy morning air
  • re-reading harry potter
  • listening piano music accompanied by the whisper of rain
  • putting feet next to the warmth of a heated vent
  • bright stars and constellations in the autumn night sky
  • the smell of homemade pumpkin pie in the oven
  • heavy rainfall pummeling the roof
things to do in autumn
  • go apple picking
  • light book-scented candles
  • buy mini pumpkins
  • build candy haunted houses
  • press/dry leaves in between the pages of a book/as a bookmark
  • make cinnamon rolls
  • make caramel sauce
  • wear tartan scarves and blankets
  • drink hot chocolate
  • coffee with cinnamon on top
  • buy squashes and big pumpkins
  • make squash soup
  • put up fairy lights in your room/house
  • decorate your porch
  • wear cozy sweaters
  • make pumpkin pie
  • go through a corn maze
  • dance in the rain
  • change the wallpapers on your devices to fall-themed ones
  • curl up with a cozy blanket, a book or a show/movie on netflix, a warm drink, and some fresh-baked cookies
  • wear chunky cardigans
  • take a walk through the forest
  • go on a hike
  • make apple pie
  • buy/make a pumpkin spice latte
  • try some fall makeup looks
  • wear knee-high socks
  • wake up early and meditate, sit outside, enjoy the autumn in the air
  • re-read your favorite book series (like harry potter)
  • roast some marshmallows
  • make some s’mores
  • make pancakes and cover them with maple syrup
  • eat apple cider/maple doughnuts
  • take long nature walks and step on lots of crunchy leaves, breathe in the crisp autumn air, and take aesthetic pictures
  • drink warm beverages out of fancy cups
  • have a picnic on the leaf-covered grass
  • drink apple cider
  • make pecan pie
  • make pumpkin bread
  • carve a pumpkin
  • eat halloween candy
  • wear cute boots
  • go to a fall festival
  • jump in puddles
  • jump in piles of leaves
  • go to/throw a halloween party
  • dress up for halloween
  • make a halloween costume
  • go to a haunted house
  • make/eat caramel apples
  • make/eat candy apples
  • go on a hayride
  • stargaze
  • have a fall/autumn/halloween movie night
  • watch the sunrise
  • watch the sunset
  • read on a balcony
  • read outside
  • do as many everyday activities as you can outside or in the fresh air
  • soak in a hot tub
  • plant a garden of seasonal plants
  • make squash soup
  • go trick-or-treating
  • eat candy corn
  • go to a pumpkin patch
  • eat caramel popcorn
  • go to the farmer’s market
  • go on evening bike rides with flowers in your bicycle basket
  • wear fuzzy socks
  • bake treats for friends and family
  • drink/make a salted caramel latte
  • go to the beach

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Here is your military history for today. Enjoy!

When a Marine goes through reconnaissance training, he is issued his rifle, (knife), fins and his diving mask,“ said Carr. "The other thing he receives is his paddle. (A Marine) carries his paddle with him throughout his training, on hikes, in the water and in physical training. The paddle becomes worn and scarred as the Marine does throughout the process of training.”

Observing the tradition that reconnaissance Marines know as the paddle party is reserved for when a fellow reconnaissance Marine leaves active duty or is killed in action.
The Marines take the paddle of the Marine leaving and sand it down. They polish it up and decorate it with a variety of adornments, representing that particular Marine’s service as well as the history of the reconnaissance Marines. Afterward, the Marines who made the paddle will present the paddle to the Marine being awarded or to his family.

The paddle itself represents the amphibious tradition of the Marine Corps. Parachute cord is wrapped around the paddle, representing parachute and free fall operations. The color of the cord chosen illustrates the significant parts of the recipients career. The large task of making the paddle embodies the difficult task of becoming a reconnaissance Marine.