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Banquets, etc.

I was invited to a lovely banquet on Saturday night. A mystery person had paid for my ticket, however I think I can guess who it was.:) Ah, but before I went there I stopped at a small shop in a mall across the city. My good friend, Judy Anne had tipped me off that […]


November 29, 2016, At My Place... Banquets
Christmas Preparations

So what part of Christmas preparations keeps you most busy these days? If you have been reading the RoseBouquet a few years (and I’m grateful for all you long-time subscribers!), you will recall that I don’t bother with a lot of decorations or gift-buying or the many hours of baking that some folks put in. […]


November 29, 2016, What's New! Christmas Preparations
GMO = Get Massively Obese?

I was doing research yesterday for an ezine that goes out the first Monday of every month to subscribers to my “Aloe Vera Tips & Solutions.” Perhaps you already know that GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms. But did you know that current research is showing that people who eat foods with GMO ingredients (and […]


November 29, 2016, Tips & Solutions
Tracking Down Old Style Lozenges

Last week Thursday my youngest sister, Erma, emailed and then phoned me from Ontario. She wants me to tract down an old style throat lozenge. Erma has a number of health issues, including bad knees, so she walks – when absolutely necessary, with two canes, and is on a Disability Pension. She has two little […]


Christmas Banquet Invitation

Are you going to Christmas banquets yet? Do you get invited to some banquets out of the blue? I have! I knew I was invited to a client organization’s banquet intended to thank all the volunteers, and also celebrate Christmas together. That happens next week Wednesday evening. But then on Sunday morning, right after church, […]


Clean as a Whistle

As I had mentioned, last Tuesday I had to go to the hospital for a test or procedure. I felt no pain in the procedure, but the preparation was a bit icky. I had to drink an 8 oz. glass full of this liquid starting at 5 pm the night before, (up to 2 liters […]


November 15, 2016, At My Place... Clean as a Whistle
A Peace Event: Blacks and Mennonites

My ethnicity is Mennonite, and since our earliest history back about the time of the Reformation, we have been known as pacifists.That is, we believe in making peace rather than war. Therefore, rather than making a big patriotic fuss at Remembrance Day events on or around November 11th, our Mennonite Historical Society of Saskatchewan (MHSS) […]


When Problems Gang Up

What do you do when problems gang up on you? My life is fairly laid back so I don’t have this happen very often, but I did get the feeling this past weekend, or mainly on Thursday and Friday. By Saturday I saw my emotional skies clearing again. On Thursday evening I was baking a […]




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