Facts about gossiping

By Rosie Moore I’ve read somewhere that we are all guilty of using gossip as a vital method of communication. Some would even say that we thrive on the juicy tidbits that we eagerly wait to hear and share. Surprisingly, men are gossipers, also, at 55% while women gossip at 67%. Why do we gossip? […]

Family Talk

  By Rosie Moore “Don’t marry the person you can live with, marry only the individual you think you can’t live without. “I’m certain that most couples expect to find intimacy in marriage, but it somehow eludes them. “My observation is that women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership.” The above are […]

Put Your Problem In God’s Hands

By Rosie Moore Although it sometime seems to us Our prayers have not been heard, God always knows our every need Without a single word….And He will not forsake us Even though the way seems steep, For always He is near to us,  tender watch to keep…. And in good time He’ll answer us And […]

Do you ever have an “OH” day?

By Rosie Moore I’m sure most of us have had an “oh” day. What is it? It’s something that you can’t comprehend but you’re glad it happened. An “oh” moment can happen when you see a newborn baby in it mother’s arms. Or when something marvelous happens and your mouth creates an “O”–from surprise, or […]

A wedding in the mountains

By Rosie Moore Roan State Park is in a beautiful, lush mountain area in Carter County, near the little town of Elizabethton, Tennessee. The hills are symmetrically dotted by spruce-fir trees that bedazzle one’s eyes and later become Christmas trees. Also, there are many other varieties of trees. Among this acreage are beautiful rustic cabins […]


By Rosie Moore Mother’s Day is over but it behooves the sons and daughters to remember to love, honor, and respect our mothers every day of the year. Mother and Daughter banquets were held in churches across the country a few days before Mother’s Day. Halls Crossroads Presbyterian Church, which I attend, had “Western Roundup” […]

The Indomitable Woman

By Rosie Moore It is a well-known fact that women have been protesting and marching since time began. Think of Susan B. Anthony, a pioneer crusader for women’s voting rights; Harriett Tubman, a former slave who escaped then made 13 missions to rescue other enslaved people, and, finally, Rosa Parks, who said,”I’m not moving” from […]

Not a likely subject

By Rosie Moore I am not going to write a lot of thoughts in this article, because the subject is so hard to fathom, so uneasy to think about, and, mostly, a subject that one does not want to think about. But, there it is,  facing us as we live from day to day. In […]

I want to know

By Rosie Moore Why a bird can fly but I can’t? What is in a little pill that makes my body react? How can my grandson talk to me on my cell phone from Scotland? Why do bodies become allergic to certain properties in the air and on the ground? Why do good people die […]

M. McClung & Company

  By Ralphine Major I knew it as the building where our mother worked.  The first time she worked there was before I was born.  The second time was when she re-entered the work force and became our family’s primary breadwinner after our father developed heart disease and was forced to sell the dairy. M. […]

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