“The RoseBouquet”

About and FOR friends of Ruthe’s Secret Roses


“The RoseBouquet”

Little Bits and Pieces of News

1. I picked up my glasses with the new lenses yesterday, and it feels so good to have them as part of my face again.

Mom as a young woman - married at almost 30

Mom at her last birthday in 1996

2. Tomorrow, November 29, was my Mom’s birthday. She was suppose to have been a Christmas baby, but this was during the big flu epidemic of 1918 and her mother got the flu, which triggered her birth. So Mom was a sickly baby and had poor health all her life. Mom died on November 10, in 1997, just before she turned 79. She would be 99 tomorrow. What? Has it really been 20 years already!? So many scenes with her are still so vivid in my memories!

3. On Friday, Dec. 1, https://bbn1.bbnradio.org/english/listen-now/ will start playing nothing but Christmas music for the whole month. I’m looking forward to that. (In fact, I listen to them all day long via the internet, every day of the year!)

4. I’m debating about baking peppernuts for Christmas gifts. The problem is, I will not be able to resist snacking on them, and they seem to require lots of sugar to make them crisp and crunchy. I wonder if I can devise a recipe that calls for little to no sugar? Stewed dates would make them taste sweet enough, but then they will be soft…. I’ll see.


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