A Special Moment in Time

By Ralphine Major ralphine3@yahoo.com The image warms my heart—a toddler interacting with a 96-year-old man.  The WWII veteran’s face almost becomes a silhouette as his hat shields him from the summer sun.  He is showing the little boy how to use the bubble gun machine.  It is a single picture in the life of a […]

Rosie’s World: No tv!

Two days without TV and I survived!! Let me start out by saying I decided to “bundle” up my phone, internet, and TV services. I had my phone and internet with one server and my TV with another server. I learned that it would be cheaper to have all three by one server. But I […]

Super Life, Super Health

By Rosie Moore “Arthritis acting up? Dig in to a seafood dinner several times a week and keep those joints moving. In a recent study, people with rheumatoid arthritis who took 3 to 6 grams of an omega-3 supplement reported a fewer number of tender joints and a shorter period of morning stiffness. They were […]


SOME SUNDRY  THOUGHTS   “Blow me a kiss from across the room. Say I look nice when I’m not. Touch my hair as you pass my chair, Little things mean a lot. Give me your arm as we cross the street Call me at six on the dot. A line a day when you’re far […]

The Good Shepherd

By Rosie Moore During my 46 years living in Pennsylvania, I once lived in a house across the road from a huge Amish farm. One of my favorite pastimes was gazing out my front living room window and watching the Amish sheep graze on the pastures surrounding that farm. They came really close to the […]

Rosie’s World: In the midst of a storm

We’ve been having  quite a few “pop-up” storms lately. I take “pop-up” to mean a storm can happen any time, any where, quite unbeknown to us. Never heard of that misnomer when I was growing up but, in this day and age, there are many “pop-up” phrases in our jargon. I mentioned in a column […]

Words from Nana

By Rosie Moore My grandchildren and great-grandchildren call me Nana. I called my grandmother Nana. It runs on the family. My Nana had a lot of sayings, some of them made up, I think, and lot that are true today. Here are some of them: This one was her favorite and still popular today: “Don’t […]

Little Known Facts

By Rosie Moore Did you know: Elephants sleep only two hours a day? Animals that lay eggs don’t have belly buttons. A duck can’t walk without bobbing its head. ‘Twinkle, twinkle, little star” was composed by Mozart when he was five years old. Mosquitoes are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas. A bee […]

Food for thought

By Rosie Moore I wonder when the first diet book was written and by whom? Actually, I should have looked that up but I didn’t have the time. I really don’t think there’s a record of either statement because there has to be thousands of books written telling people how to eat, what to eat, […]

Odds and Ends

By Rosie Moore I can tell I’m really “getting up there” when I can’t remember my great-grandchildren’s ages. In a column a few weeks ago, I said one of them became five. I was wrong–he was four. Then I got to thinking where does the phrase “great” before any relative come from? I looked it […]