The English word, Easter comes from the Anglo-Saxon name for April, Eastermunath. According to Saxon scholar, Bede, it was named after a goddess called Eostre. In the early years of Christianity, there was a dispute over the date of Easter. In 325, the Nicean Council decided it should be on the first Sunday after the…Read more »
Although this corona virus is spreading across the world & the USA, the airlines are doing the best they can. I had already planned a trip to Florida before the virus hit. Delta airlines wipe down all their seats and trays after every flight. They kept lone travelers apart from others by separation of seats,…Read more »
With the frantic crowds of people hording products in the stores, especially hand sanitizer, I decided to make my own. The CDC and the nursing commission have stated to use hand sanitizer when you can’t wash your hands. Washing with soap and water for 20 seconds is best, but when not available, hand sanitizer is…Read more »
I saw these paintings down a hall at the mall and thought they were marvelous. Check it out.
I found these old remedies in a pioneer cookbook and thought I’d share. Some of them are quite humorous. Toothpaste: Take pulverized chalk and twice as much charcoal and make it fine. Add castile soap suds and spirits of camphor to make a thick paste. Apply with the finger and brush. (I can imagine bubbles…Read more »
I thought I’d share some unusual signs I saw hanging in my community center. One is from the old Valley drive-in located in Auburn, WA. The others I found amusing.
City Hall put these paintings up on display. The waterfall is my favorite.
Don’t let Glaucoma steal your vision. Some people wait until they’ve lost their side vision before they consult an eye doctor. Did you know it’s estimated 3 million people don’t know they have glaucoma? In glaucoma, the normal flow and drainage of fluid within the eye is disrupted. Pressure builds up from this blockage and…Read more »
Here is an easy cookie to bake for the holidays. My cul-de-sac neighbors and I exchange cookies every year during the holidays. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets. Ina large bowl, combine 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup shortening, 1 egg, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract. Blend well. Add 1/4 tsp. salt,…Read more »
My husband came across some harsh advice from the suffragette period of time and I thought I would share it. Do not marry at all Must avoid the flirts, beauty men, tailor’s dummies, football enthusiasts, and bounders Look for strong, tame men, fire-lighters, coal-getters, window cleaners, and yard swiller Don’t expect too much. Most men…Read more »