Thursday, October 8, 2009

As Ek Sing

This is the most beautiful song I've ever heard. It is sung in South Africa, so I don't know what it means, but I love it anyway!

Ruth Ann

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Greaat People and Great Things

October Events

10 - In 1881, the Shootout at the O.K. Corral took place, spawning over 200 Western movies starring everyone from The Marx Brothers to Kevin Costner. Groucho Marx as Wyatt Earp? Hmmm.....
9 - Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicks over a lantern, starting the 1871 Great Fire of Chicago, and coincidentally, also marks the invention of the barbequed steak.
8 - John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England in 1940.
7 - In 54 A.D., Roman Emperor Claudius died after eating poisonous mushrooms prepared for him by his wife, the Empress Agrippina.
6 - 1871, Thomas Edison successfully tested the world's first electric incandescent light bulb.
5 - Ninety members of the Donner party departed Illinois in 1846, headed for California. Amazingly, there were 48 survivors of the horrific sinter in the Sierras.
4 - The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in 1886. A gift from the people of France to commemorate the French-American alliance during the revolutionry War.
3 - In 1938 Orson Wells radio broadcast of 'The War of the Worlds' panicked millions of Americans who believed the Martain invasion was real.
2 - Queen Marie Antoinette was beheaded following the French Revolution. The wife of King Louis XVI had become the symbol of everything in the French Monarchy.
1 - An ancient traditional celebration combining the Christian festival of All Saints with the Pagan autumn festivals becomes the most fun October day of all - Halloween!
Happy Haunting!
Ruth Ann

Friday, October 2, 2009



October Flower of the Month: The Calendula & Cosmos.

Zodiac Signs: Libra / The Scales, Sept. 23 - Oct. 23.

Scorpio / The Scorpion, Oct. 24 - Nov. 21.
The Name for the Moon: for October is Hunter's Moon

The Full Moon is: October 4, 2009/ 06:11 / Sunday

October Birthstone: Opal, Tourmaline, Pink Sapphire

Meaning: Hope

About the month of October

October is the tenth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with a length of 31 days. The eighth month in the old Roman calendar, October retained its name (from the Latin "octo" meaning "eight") when January and February were added. October's birthstone is the opal or tourmaline, and its birth flower is the calendula (pot marigold) or Camellia.
October is commonly associated with the season of autumn in the Northern hemisphere and spring in the Southern hemisphere, where it is the seasonal equivalent to April in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. October starts on the same day of the week as January in common years.

Have a great, spooky month!
Ruth Ann

Haloween Bracelet

My Halloween Bracelet
is now available completed
as a kit

This bracelet is
a pleasure to make
and a
delight to wear!

Ruth Ann

Mulled Apple Cider with Calvados


4 cups apple cider
4 cups cranberry juice
1 orange, thinly sliced
1 teaspoons allspice berries
1 whole nutmeg
2 cinnamon sticks
1 cup Calvados

Bring all ingredients to a boil over medium-low heat. Cook for 15 minutes. Strain liquid into crockpot. Add brandy and set crockpot to low to keep hot until serving time. If you wish, you can set the crockpot on the table and surround it with fall or Christmas greens, fruit, and flowers. Serve into cups and garnish with extra orange slices and cinnamon sticks.

Ruth Ann