Boxing Day

By Rosie Moore This will be my last article concerning Christmas, I promise. The day after Christmas, which is also known as Boxing Day, is a holiday celebrated in UK and some other nations. In some countries such as Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, and the Nordic countries, it is known as St. Stephen’s Day. December […]

Continuing

  By Rosie Moore I want to add the various tributes to Christmas that are celebrated around the world. A very interesting country that celebrates Christmas is India. Compared to other religious festivals, Christmas is quite a small festival in India, due to the number of people who are Christians (about 2.3%) compared to people […]

Isn’t it time?

By Rosie Moore For love and understanding? It behooves me to sadly see the hate and despair between people at especially this blessed time of the year, when we pause to celebrate Christ’s birthday. It is time to put away grudges and anger and think about forgetting slights that we feel were aimed at us […]

Recipes

By Rosie Moore Kroger’s is my favorite place to do my grocery shopping and they reward me by sending me money-saving coupons and also delicious recipes. Thanksgiving has gone by and I know some of you have baked cookies but now it’s time to do some serious cookie-baking for Christmas. Instead of the usual chocolate […]

What is Astrology?

By Rosie Moore When I was a teenager I lived with my grandmother for nine years and I could have sworn she was a religious “fanatic”. Now that I’m older, I realize that was a misnomer. She wasn’t fanatical just firm in her beliefs. Except when it came to astrology. The first of every month […]

How times change!

By Rosie Moore I have a child who was born in 1955. I don’t think he/she will mind me discussing their age, he/she lives up North, but the year 1955 brings back numerous memories. Here are some comments that were made in that year: I’ll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way […]

The Truth About Candy

By Rosie Moore Well, Hallowe’en is over and all the candy was dumped out of the kids’ bags and littered on the living room rug. Candies were divided up and even Moms and Dads were allowed to pick a piece. Parents of young children have control of these candy bags but older children find ways […]

Do we need Daylight Saving Time?

By Rosie Moore During his time as an envoy to France, Benjamin Franklin, publisher of the old English proverb, “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise,” anonymously published a letter suggesting that Parisians economize on candles by rising earlier to use morning sunlight. This 1784 satire proposed taxing shelters, […]

How do we get allergies?

By Rosie Moore After a few months of sniffling, itching, and sneezing, I finally went to an allergist. What he told me after going through some needle-ing tests, amazed me. I was allergic to weeds, some trees and mold. What! Me! Allergic to Mother Nature, whom I love with all my heart? I have two […]

What Happened To Hallowe’en?

By Rosie Moore The sidewalks will soon be filled with goblins, ghosts, and ghoulish costumes, worn by children and adults. Whether you like it or not, many play at being scary. The sad fact of the matter is Hallowe’en is actually scary–in real life, in this day and age. When I was young, we would […]