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In this Issue:

Keys to Securing Your Home: 5 Easy Ways to Help Protect Your Home
Green Tip of the Month
Ask Mike
Monthly Trivia Challenge
Modern Thanksgiving Traditions in the United States

Majors Home Improvement

6433 Old Hwy 90
Milton, FL 32570
(850) 983-2899

We Welcome Our New Friends into the Majors Home Improvement Family

We believe in treating all of our customers like family, just ask any of our longtime customers.

We are excited to welcome each of our first time Majors Home Improvement customers. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and hope to see you again very soon.

Here are just a few of the new members of the family:

Don & Donna Steele – Laurel Hill
Wayne Rodgers - Destin
Kim Logar – Gulf Breeze

James Christenson – Pensacola

Lanny & Karin Zimmerman – Pensacola Beach

Thank you and welcome to everyone who recently joined our Majors Home Improvement family… we couldn't do it without YOU!

Would You like to Have the Nicest Home in the Neighborhood?

Your family deserves to live in a beautiful home. Let us help you upgrade your home to the home of your dreams. Here are just a few ways we can help:

Replacement Windows
Hurricane Shutters
Sunrooms & Enclosures
Screenrooms & Patio Covers
Entry Doors
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Many of our customers “find” us as a result of word of mouth. This simple, yet gracious, act by our customers has allowed us to be successful. For this generosity, we offer our gratitude and a token of our appreciation through our Referral Reward Program!

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Major's Trivia Challenge

All Saints’ Day is typically observed on November 1st. What is observed on the following day, November 2nd?

A: All Hallow’s Day
B: All Souls’ Day
C: Day of the Innocents
D: All Hallow’s Eve

The first correct answer emailed in will be this month's winner of 2 Movie Passes!

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your trivia answer

Last Issue's Answer

Congratulations to Linda Shaw, the winner of the last issue's Trivia Challenge… Linda correctly answered this question:

Monopoly was invented by Charles B. Darrow during the Depression in 1934 and was initially rejected by Parker Brothers. Popular in both Canada and the US, the original version of the game get’s it’s street names fro which US city?

Answer: Atlantic City, NJ

Keys to Securing Your Home: 5 Easy Ways to Help Protect Your Home

2Many high-tech, high-priced home security products are available today. Fortunately, there are less expensive - but no less effective - ways to protect your home, too. Check out these smart home security tips!

Eliminate Hiding Places. Keep all entry points to your house well lit. Trim shrubs and trees that could provide cover for an intruder. Trim tree limbs that could enable intruders to gain entry via an upper-floor window or balcony and keep items such as ladders locked inside the house.

Don’t be an easy target. Burglars want to hit the easiest target on the block so give them reasons to skip your house. Home-security decals or “Beware of Dog” signs are good deterrents. Home security alarms are also good. A subscription to a monitoring service isn’t always necessary. The sound of an alarm is often enough to scare off a thief.

Lock windows and doors. Department of Justice statistics report more than half of all burglaries occur with no sign of forced entry -- meaning a robber was able to enter the house through an unlocked door or window. Use a heavy-duty deadbolt that is bolted to the door frame with three-inch screws.

Appear to be home. When you’re away, have someone pick up your mail and newspaper or have them stopped for the duration of your trip. In addition, have someone mow your lawn. Also, use timers to turn specific lights on and off in the house to make it seem as if someone is home.

Know your neighbors. Make sure neighbors know when you’re planning to be away and how they can reach you in an emergency. Leaving an extra key with a trusted neighbor is a good idea. It’s better than hiding one under a mat or in some other outdoor hiding place.


Stock the Freezer:
A full freezer runs much more efficiently than an empty one. Air is diffused better within a full freezer. If you can’t stock the entire freezer, filling empty spaces with cardboard boxes will achieve the same effect.


Question: I’m getting ready to retire my propane grill for the season. Can you tell me the best way to clean it? - Mark Handley

Answer: Begin by making sure that the grill’s controls are in the “off” position. Next, close the propane tank valve and disconnect it from your grill. Next combine hot water and a common liquid dish soap designed for cutting grease. Remove the grill racks and soak in the water solution for 30 minutes. Use a soft cloth soaked in the solution to remove built-up grease from the burners. Scrape the inside walls clean with a sturdy spatula. To finish, use a wet-dry vacuum to remove the debris and solution from your grill. Once the grill is completely dry, you’re ready to store it for the season.

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Modern Thanksgiving Traditions in the United States

Many American households, the Thanksgiving celebration has lost much of its original religious significance; instead, it now centers on cooking and sharing a bountiful meal with family and friends. Turkey, a Thanksgiving staple so ubiquitous it has become all but synonymous with the holiday, may or may not have been on offer when the Pilgrims hosted the inaugural feast in 1621. Today, however, nearly 90 percent of Americans eat the bird—whether roasted, baked or deep-fried—on Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation. Other traditional foods include stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. Volunteering is a common Thanksgiving Day activity, and communities often hold food drives and host free dinners for the less fortunate.

Parades have also become an integral part of the holiday in cities and towns across the United States. Presented by Macy’s department store since 1924, New York City’s Thanksgiving Day parade is the largest and most famous, attracting some 2 to 3 million spectators along its 2.5-mile route and drawing an enormous television audience. It typically features marching bands, performers, elaborate floats conveying various celebrities and giant balloons shaped like cartoon characters.

Beginning in the mid-20th century and perhaps even earlier, the president of the United States has “pardoned” one or two Thanksgiving turkeys each year, sparing the birds from slaughter and sending them to a farm for retirement. A number of U.S. governors also perform the annual pardoning ritual. Source:

Famous Quote

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Thank You for Your Kind Words...

"Major Home Improvement has been utilized by our family for the last eight years and they have always done a courteous and quality job… They have always accomplished their work beyond expectations.”

– AJ S., Pensacola

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