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Things are not what they seem

By Rosie Moore There is nothing more picturesque than to see the white snow falling gently to the ground, making bushes, trees, barns, houses and all sorts of statuesque objects…

Missing Andy Rooney

By Rosie Moore Do you remember Andy Rooney from Sixty Minutes?  I do and I really miss his dry wit and humorous observations. Andy was born in New York City…

Great ideas and tips

By Rosie Moore 1. Flies or bees bothering you? Spray them with hair spray and they will take a quick dive. 2. Sealed envelope–Put in the freezer for a few hours…

Remembering Memorial Day

By Rosie Moore In 1915 a poem written by Moina Michael commemorates the day that everyone remembers as Memorial Day.   We cherish too, the Poppy red That grows on fields…

Let’s talk about books

By Rosie Moore “Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops…

Looking Through A Glass Darkly

By Rosie Moore I have a dear friend who absolutely declares that “nice” people will definitely go to heaven. She ascertains that if you are good to people, help the…

Growing Old

By Rosie Moore I am sending along to my readers some thoughts written by a dear friend that I bowled with for many years. I’m sure there are many bowlers…

The Story of Mother’s Day

By Rosie Moore The earliest Mother’s Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the Mother of the Gods. During the 1600s, England…

Little Pitchers Have Big Ears

By Rosie Moore This title alludes to the ear-shaped handles common on pitchers used for serving liquids. It is also customary to refer to small children who often hear more…

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