“The RoseBouquet”

About and FOR friends of Ruthe’s Secret Roses


“The RoseBouquet”
Organ Recital – Part 2

Here is my Organ Recital – Part 2 for those who have been so compassionate and have reached out in kindness to me this past week. You are probably waiting to hear how things have turned out so far. I found that taking my prescription and some painkillers about every 6 hours allowed me to […]


March 7, 2017, At My Place... Organ Recital
Singing Numbers Instead of Notes

Are you musically inclined or well informed? Have you ever heard of people singing by numbers (1 to 7) instead of notes? On the MHSS weekend, we had a guest speaker from Edmonton who is a musicologist. That is, he studies and teaches the history of music. Wesley Berg also leads choirs, and plays organ […]


Buying a Second-hand Camera

Sigh! Another educational experience last week was about buying a second-hand camera. I had dropped the one I had used now for a number of years. The lens was extended, and now will not go in our out. So the camera refuses to work. I like to take some photos to go with the report […]


My “Organ Recital”

When you spend a lot of time with seniors, you will hear Organ Recitals quite often. These are not musical performances. Rather a description of what is wrong with their various bodily organs. The only musical instrument I play is a radio, and I generally refrain from giving “organ recitals”, however, today that is all […]


February 28, 2017, At My Place... My Organ Recital
Work Updates

Well, the spring that came last week melted most of the snow, so I had none to shovel. I’ve resorted to doing some indoor exercises instead. But – I’m not on a consistent routine yet. As for work… I’m pushing hard to get that history book done, but I’ve been slowed down and falling behind, […]


February 21, 2017, What's New! Work Updates
A Valentine for my Friends

This morning, about an hour ago – I was wondering, how can I prepare a Valentine for my Friends? Without a clear idea except that I would want to use roses, I went to work. Now, before I describe that process, do you pick up on the fact that I’m assuming Valentine’s Day is NOT […]


Design a Valentine on Your Computer

Would you like to learn how to design a valentine on your computer? No art skills required. Just some dogged patience as you learn to use the free software. I use GIMP (Graphical Image Manipulation Program), an open-source software, which means FREE. But I couldn’t quickly find a heart shape, so I opened up Libre-Office […]



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