Category Archives: My Daily Rose

New Year’s Eve and Day Customs and Traditions.

The beginning of the New Year and the time to make New Year resolutions.     January was established as the first the first month of the year by the Roman Calendar. It was named after the god Janus (Latin … Continue reading

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History of the Clydesdales.

The Clydesdale horse breed is best known for its size, over 18 hands, about six-feet and the feather above the hooves. This long hair covering their ankles makes this breed easily recognizable and it is thought the feather was developed … Continue reading

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Santa Claus – St. Nicholas ~ Truth or Myth?

He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for Santa Claus. 1600 ~ The Puritans made it illegal to mention St. … Continue reading

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America and the Fall of the Roman Empire ~ Part 1

I have been asking myself, can you compare the two? My answer is yes. I look at the comparisons between modern America and ancient Rome, i.e. the Roman Empire.  Do Americans have a world view more like ancient Romans than the … Continue reading

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Government Gone Wild!

If you want to get paid for doing something stupid, just turn to the U.S. government.  The U.S. government is paying researchers to play video games.  The amount of money that the government wastes is absolutely horrifying.  Do you remember … Continue reading

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Wow, we all survived!

      CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL BORN IN 1930’s, 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s.  First, you survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a tin, and … Continue reading

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Columbus Day…

Hero, Villain or Both? So you think that Christopher Columbus discovered America in the Niña, the Pinta  and the Santa Maria and also, while he was at it, proved the Earth wasn’t flat? Wrong, wrong and wrong. Given that the European explorer … Continue reading

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Yom Kippur ~ Day of Atonement

  Yom means “day” in Hebrew and Kippur comes from a root that means “to atone”. Thus Yom Kippur has come to mean “day of atonement”. Some say there is a link to kapporet, the “mercy seat” or covering of … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah Observed

                                Rosh Hashanah         The two-day festival of Rosh Hashanah is observed on the 1st and 2nd days of Tishrei.    We leave our old shortcomings behind us, thus starting the new year with a clean slate. In Hebrew, Rosh … Continue reading

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We are still Alive!

        CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL BORN IN 1930’s, 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s, and early 70’s!!! First, you survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from … Continue reading

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