Grapevine by Rosalyn Queen Alonso

Grapevine: Ringling Brothers marks the end to their famous circus which appeared here

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | May 27, 2017 10:00 AM
If we live long enough, we will be witnesses to many new beginnings and to many endings.  This past week it seems that the circus as we know it is over.  By that I mean that the Ringling Brothers and Barnham & Bailey Circus has taken...
 

Grapevine: Getting Ready for Memorial Day - The Official Start of Summer!

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | May 26, 2017 10:00 AM
The next holiday we will be observing will be Memorial Day. It was once referred to as Decoration Day but that name has been changed. The holiday is always observed on the last  Monday of May; this year being May 29.    In 1...
 

Grapevine: May is the Month for Graduations, Flowers and Mothers!

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | May 12, 2017 6:00 AM
May is one of the busiest months of the year.  It starts out reminding us that Mother's Day will be the second Sunday of the month.  Mother's Day is one of the most observed holidays of the year.  I think that I read somewhe...
 

Grapevine: Preparing for Easter and celebrating Easter traditions with family and friends

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | April 11, 2017 11:00 AM
If you remember last fall I had an abundance of mushrooms.  The last batch that we cleaned, I par boiled them, then I put them in quart jars, added hot water, a teaspoon of salt and a couple cloves of garlic. I put the lids and rings on them...
 

Grapevine: Finishing up the move and taking time to read some very inspiring messages

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | April 01, 2017 5:00 AM
Somewhere along the line I heard that the "second time around is better."  I think about this statement and it applies to some things and then to some it does not. But this past week it really applied to a little task I had undertak...
 

Grapevine: The move to our new house is complete and Celebrating Easter

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | March 01, 2017 5:00 PM
Much has been said and I praise the press for all the wonderful coverage they provided for the Progressive Women's Association "Women of Distinction" awards luncheon.    First, I want to commend Ironda Campbell for...
 

Grapevine: We've seen our first Robin which means Spring is just around the corner

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | February 25, 2017 6:00 AM
This past week Dave and I attended the showing of the documentary The Wereth 11.  It was sponsored by the Historical Society and was shown at the Uptown Event Center.  It was in conjunction with the observance of Black Culture Month and...
 

Grapevine: Valentine's Day is always a special day for me!

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | February 14, 2017 6:00 AM
Valentine's Day comes and goes as do the many gifts and cards we receive.  Valentine's Day is always a special day for me.  Fifty one years go I received a great Valentines gift with the birth of my twin  daughters, Lisa and...
 

Grapevine: With Valentine's Day and other observances, February will be a busy month

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | February 01, 2017 6:00 PM
February is a month of several observances.  First we think of Valentines Day. This holiday has become a big commercial day but we can truly observe the true meaning by remembering those we love. A simple gesture will mean as much a...
 

Grapevine: Where did all this stuff come from? Finishing the move to a smaller home

By Rosalyn Queen Alonso | January 24, 2017 6:00 AM
It is absolutely true that there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.   I think that is just what we have found here at our new residence.  David and I are both very happy with our move and we are certain that this...
 
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