The Good Shepherd

By Rosie Moore During my 46 years living in Pennsylvania, I once lived in a house across the road from a huge Amish farm. One of my favorite pastimes was gazing out my front living room window and watching the Amish sheep graze on the pastures surrounding that farm. They came really close to the […]

Rosie’s World: In the midst of a storm

We’ve been having  quite a few “pop-up” storms lately. I take “pop-up” to mean a storm can happen any time, any where, quite unbeknown to us. Never heard of that misnomer when I was growing up but, in this day and age, there are many “pop-up” phrases in our jargon. I mentioned in a column […]

Words from Nana

By Rosie Moore My grandchildren and great-grandchildren call me Nana. I called my grandmother Nana. It runs on the family. My Nana had a lot of sayings, some of them made up, I think, and lot that are true today. Here are some of them: This one was her favorite and still popular today: “Don’t […]

Little Known Facts

By Rosie Moore Did you know: Elephants sleep only two hours a day? Animals that lay eggs don’t have belly buttons. A duck can’t walk without bobbing its head. ‘Twinkle, twinkle, little star” was composed by Mozart when he was five years old. Mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas. A bee […]

Food for thought

By Rosie Moore I wonder when the first diet book was written and by whom? Actually, I should have looked that up but I didn’t have the time. I really don’t think there’s a record of either statement because there has to be thousands of books written telling people how to eat, what to eat, […]

Odds and Ends

By Rosie Moore I can tell I’m really “getting up there” when I can’t remember my great-grandchildren’s ages. In a column a few weeks ago, I said one of them became five. I was wrong–he was four. Then I got to thinking where does the phrase “great” before any relative come from? I looked it […]

Moving Day

By Rosie Moore Moving is no fun! What a chore! I cannot enumerate how many times I have moved in my life and I get a jealous feeling when people say, “I have lived in this house all my life”–or thirty, forty, or fifty years. I never could afford to have someone come and pack […]

April Rain

By Rosie Moore The wild sweet rain of April spills On golden-throated daffodils On garden walls and new green bough On earth fresh-turned before the plough. It scrubs the pansy’s small shy face And shines each blade of grass in place to leave the springtime world aglow, And lift my heart to walk tiptoe For […]

I hate DST!

By Rosie Moore No- not DDT, the bug killer, but DST, the time killer. Why do the “powers that be” have to mess with our time? Now I’ve read that they want to instigate DST all year. Oh, no! Way back in 1895 Mr. George Vernon Hudson, lay in his bed one night and devised a […]

Let’s celebrate with the Irish!

By Rosie Moore Bring out the crock pot, chop up a head of cabbage, add a few potatoes and a can of corned beef and, voila! You’re ready to celebrate Ireland’s yearly cultural event. This recipe is easy to make, but there are a lot more complicated recipes. How did this dish become famous in […]