Archive for History

  • A Legacy That Lives On A Legacy That Lives On

    By Mary Schricker Gemberling “Give a man a dole, and you save his body and destroy his spirit. Give him a job and you save both body and spirit.”.............Henry Hopkins “Some would say it’s a dismal time in American History; lives are upended, unemployment is high, and it’s pretty har...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones An Age-Old Thanksgiving Question Many moons ago, we argued the question of America’s Thanksgiving Tradition. Is the tradition real or a bit of Cold War propaganda? We concluded; the Pilgrims really did have a Thanksgiving celebration and indigenous peoples were invited. Regardles...

  • A Tribute to Max Molleston A Tribute to Max Molleston

    By Eloise Graham On October 8, 2020, we were saddened by the passing of one of our friends and contributors to 50+ Lifestyles magazine. Max Molleston had been penning poetry or sharing other poets and their works in his column in 50+ Lifestyles for over two decades. He often shared some of his own ...

  • November Birthstone(s) and a Few  Famous Birthdays November Birthstone(s) and a Few Famous Birthdays

    By Eloise Graham I always thought that Topaz was the rightful birthstone for the month of November, but I read that Citrine is an alternative. So what is the answer? Topaz has been known since ancient times, but has often suffered from considerable misidentification and has been confused with cit...

  • The Two Moons of October and Other Night Phenomena The Two Moons of October and Other Night Phenomena

    By Eloise Graham October 1, 2020 starts off with a full moon. This full moon will reach peak illumination at 4:05 pm on Thursday the first of October. However, because of daylight, it won’t be visible until after sunset. The name, Full Harvest Moon often the name for this moon, is also know as th...

  • PUBLISHER’S CORNER PUBLISHER’S CORNER

    By Eloise Graham October Reminds Me Of... High School Homecoming... Fire Safety... Halloween A Facebook friend has recently been posting pictures of the Homecoming Queen and her Attendants from various high school yearbooks “back in the day.” So I have been reminiscing of Friday night footba...

  • Just Saying... Just Saying…

    By Q.C. Jones A Halloween Story October, strangeness lingers in the air. The goblins are crawling, monsters lurk under beds, the late night skies are filled with the shadowy figures of witches against the darkened nighttime sky, and according to a friend who lives down a very dark country road, ...

  • Mangiamo La Pasta (Let’s Eat Pasta) Mangiamo La Pasta (Let’s Eat Pasta)

    By Mary Schricker Gemberling According to a survey conducted by the National Pasta Association, pasta lovers eat their favorite food seven times a month! This is most likely because pasta is a versatile dish which can easily fit into a healthy lifestyle. Pasta boosts energy, satisfies hunger, taste...