That certain day

Valentine’s Day has come and gone once again. I hope everyone had a nice one! Here are some reflections I had on the holiday last week. By Rosie Moore Don’t ever, ever buy that Singer sewing machine that your wife was hinting for the last couple of months. Keep that for Christmas. It doesn’t belong […]

Those peaceful Amish

By Rosie Moore Most of my friends and readers know that I’m a Yankee transplanted down here in the South from up North. I spent my early years in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but, after I married I became a member of quaint little towns that were encircled by Amish farms. In Switzerland, two sects of the […]

Rosie’s World

By Rosie Moore How many of you remember many, many, many years ago in junior high or high school carrying around those autograph books, getting all your friends, and some who were merely acquaintances, to sign them?  Forget about doing your homework or studying for a  test, getting autograph signatures were more important. Well, it […]

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, […]


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 […]