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Official State Soil: Bayamón 
December 15th 

Dear Nicky & Jess,
The Taino tribes used these red, clay soils, to make pigments for body decoration. It was fun to watch our guide in the El Yunque rain forest paint a little girl's face with red paste he made from soil.

Yours truly,
Aunt Maude and Uncle Buster

P.S. You could cut some forsythia branches and bring them indoors for forcing. They would look so bright and sunny in the hallway.