Uppers and downers

By Rosie Moore Lets start with the downers first. I thought I was the only one who started the year 2016 on the wrong note but as I glanced in the newspaper each day I noticed that many other people were leaving us, most of them from that horrible big “C.” Glenn Frey, who with […]

Rosie’s World

By Rosie Moore The first week of the New Year 2016 I was whining and moaning and groaning because things were not working out the way I thought they should. Once again my little book “My Daily Psalms & Prayers” came to my rescue. This is what it said on January 6th. “Dear Heavenly Father, […]

The Cockatoo

By Rosie Moore On Christmas Eve I met a cockatoo. I really did. His name is Dusty even though he is a beautiful white bird. His lovely comb on the top of his head fluttered up and down constantly. He made a lot of noise, sometimes very loudly, and could speak a few words like, […]

Guess what happened in 1916?

By Rosie Moore Well, here we are in the year 2016 already. A hundred years from 1916. How things have changed but also some things didn’t change. Nineteen-sixteen was a leap year. Jack London, an American novelist died this year. He was born in 1876. Emma Goldman was arrested for lecturing on birth control in 1916 […]

Thoughts for 2016

By Rosie Moore Shopping is finished, baking is finished, decorating is finished, wrapping is finished, and that great day has arrived and went. Toasts have been raised and scrumptious feasts have been partaken. How the time flew! And what is left? Empty feelings, sorrowful thoughts, perhaps, a feeling of let-down? Don’t be discouraged, good feelings […]

A Life Remembered

By Rosie Moore People who write have a tendency to include feelings, happenings, and thoughts that occurred during their lifetimes and I’m sure Charles Dickens was a great forebear of that tendency. Born in 1812 in Portsmouth, London, he was an English writer and social critic, creating some of the world’s best fictional characters. He […]

Christmas Around The World

By Rosie Moore The United States is not the only country that celebrates Christmas as we well know. It is celebrated in almost every country in the world. I can’t list them all in this column, but let’s take a look at a couple of them. One of the most important ways to celebrate Christmas […]

Flour sacks for clothes

By Rosie Moore My grandmother was a skilled seamstress who worked for the now defunct department store, Watt & Shand, for twenty years in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She made mine and my sisters’ dresses from the time we were tots till around the third of fourth grade. No one could tell they were homemade, she was […]

Laughter is the best medicine

By Rosie Moore I came in contact with a stack of Reader’s Digest magazines and I’m in seventh heaven. The smallest book with the most information of any magazine around, it contains Jokes, Food, Money, Home, Heroes, Dreams, and Health articles that keeps one turning its pages until everything has been absorbed–all at one sitting. […]

November

By Rosie Moore November is our middle child in the family of months during the year. The ghosts, witches, and goblins are nestled away in their coven of October, which lends room to the dreary, cold days that accompany  us on the way to brighter days in the near future. But wait! November isn’t as […]