Auld Lang Syne

By Rosie Moore Auld Lang Syne is a  Scots-language poem written by Robert Burns in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional folk song. It is well-known in many countries, it’s traditional use being to bid farewell to the old year as the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Born in Alloway, […]

Prancer

By Rosie Moore Along with most people, I watch the Christmas movies that abound at this time of the year. My favorites have always been the same: White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol,  Miracle on Thirty-Fourth Street, and many others. And I still love Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. However, since the movie […]

The Little Drummer Boy

Come they told me, Pa, rum pum pum pum Our newborn King to see, Pa rum pum pum pum Our finest gifts we bring Pa rum pum pum pum to lay before the king. Pa rum, pum pum pum….   By Rosie Moore “The Little Drummer Boy” (originally titled “Carol of the Drum”) was written […]

Cranberries and poinsettias

By Rosie Moore   Cranberries are one of the healthiest foods in the world. They contain no grams of saturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, or mon-unsaturated fat, no cholesterol, only 2 grams of sodium and 12 grams of carbohydrates. They are cultivated throughout North America, Canada, and Chile. They are a low-creeping shrub found in bogs. […]

A sweet man

By Rosie Moore Hershey, Pennsylvania was not far from my hometown of Lancaster. I drove through it many times, but I will always regret that I did not stop and tour the chocolate factory or other famous abodes associated with this sweet man. Milton Snavely Hershey was born on September 13. 1857, in the small […]

Life’s Thorns

  By Rosie Moore September and October were not good months for me. Let me tell you. Labor Day I opened the door of my pantry and bottle of vinegar fell on my left foot. I doctored it with ice and pain medicine and it seemed to get better. Then, suddenly, it became worse. When […]

Odds and Ends

By Rosie Moore   John Grisham has done it again. The words seem to flow from his brain unto paper in no time at all. He has written thirty-two novels, one work of non-fiction, a collection of stories, and six novels for young readers. I just finished his newest novel, “The Reckoning” and it is […]

Rosie’s World

By Rosie Moore Fall has finally arrived, as denoted by the colder weather, and the falling leaves. Which brings to my mind those people who have no homes, people with no beds, no comfortable quilts, no warm clothing. They are called the homeless, of which there is a scourge of them in the world, and […]

Thoughts of Autumn

By Rosie Moore It is that time of the year again. Nestled between the torrid days of summer and the icy days of winter is the  time to relax, enjoy, and be amazed by the riotous colors of the season. There is something about this season that makes one want to wax nostalgic and think […]

A Prayer

By Rosie Moore “O, Lord! thou knowest how busy I must be this day. If I forget Thee, do not thou forget me.” This prayer was uttered by a soldier before a battle in the English Civil War. His name was Sir Jacob Astly. Some of our days on earth can be like a series […]

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