“The RoseBouquet”

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“The RoseBouquet”
Halloween is Over; Winter’s Begun

There’s snow on the ground this morning. We’ve all been grateful that it has stayed away this long. Seems folks around here all appreciate an extended fall, much as we know winter has it’s positives too.

Two nights ago we had about 43 Halloween trick or treaters at the door. I gave out caramels and children’s tracts, however, I had only 10 caramels left at the end.


November 2, 2005, At My Place...
Damage to My Castle!

Long-time readers will recall that last fall I raved about Mandrake, my Candy-store of a new computer operating system, instead of Windows 98. This fall, in September, I was going on and on about my new Castle, SuSE, which I had installed instead. Much bigger, better, everything, except that I had that email sending problem for a few weeks, and had to figure out how to set up some things. Well the email glitches were fixed, and I just had a few more things to work out – but I’d already got quite comfortable and busy in my pretty Castle.


November 2, 2005, What's New!
Good Stories

Do you like good stories? Here’s a true one I just found!
Staci’s Story: http://www.stacistory.com/index.htm

If you have loved the Narnia series, you’ll be interested to know that a movie is coming out next month about it. This web page gives you a list of things to do to prepare your kids and family to see it and get the maximum impact from it.
http://www.christianitymagazine.co.uk/engine.cfm?i=92&id=421&arch=f


November 2, 2005, Tips & Solutions
Granny Kate O’Brien

You’ve met her granddaughters, Cathy and Muriel O’Brien in a previous Closeup, and I don’t want to spoil the surprises in the novel if you have not read the story yet, but I think I can dare to tell you a bit about her past, what brings her to who she is when Ruthe meets her. These details were not all part of the plot, so some got trimmed out.


November 2, 2005, Ruthe's Roses
Back from Beautiful Alberta

Yes, we DID have a wonderful weekend away, thank you! Cloudless skies for the
most part, and beautiful Indian summer weather and scenery. It was delightful
to get to know Margaret (my Grandpa Friesen’s cousin) and her daughter Kathleen
and her husband Doug at Medicine Hat. Kathleen and I kept discovering more ways
in which we are alike.


October 26, 2005, At My Place...
A Speeding Ticket

I suppose I should continue the above saga while it is still fresh, with
another “incident.” We left the Sinclair’s home after breakfast on Sunday and
were only about half an hour away, in Taber, when a police man suddenly waved me
over. For a moment I wasn’t even sure it was a police man.


October 26, 2005, What's New!
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October 26, 2005, Tips & Solutions
After Katrina – by Cheryl Speir

We expected the wind damage. You can’t be hit by a category four hurricane and
not receive some damage. We expected to lose power. Power lines are vulnerable
to the high winds. What took us by surprise was the loss of all communication.

When we were able to go out and look at the damage after hurricane Katrina, it
was overwhelming. Trees and power lines lay together in huge tangled balls.
Roofs were missing, homes were demolished, and concrete sidewalks were ripped
up.


October 26, 2005, Ruthe's Roses
We’re Off to Make New Friends!

Dad and I are getting our inner motors revved up about going away this coming
weekend. We’re invited to a 40th wedding anniversary in Lethbridge, Alberta,
for my second cousin, Wayne and Hilda Kroeker. It has taken us long enough to
decide whether we can afford the gas, (at least 7 hours each way), and whether
we can risk the possibility of a snow storm. Here in the prairies that can
happen any day now.


October 19, 2005, At My Place...
Making the Arbour Still Tidier

Sigh)! I would love to rattle off a long string of accomplishments.
Particularly on the Ruthes-SecretRoses.com site. Mainly, I’ve plodded away at
re-touching up all the web pages in the Arbour section. I discovered a little
sub-program called Tidy, in my web design program called Quantra +. Tidy goes
“whist!” and shows me a list of html errors. . .


October 19, 2005, What's New!

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