Over the Moon for Moonstones

Over the Moon for Moonstones

Moonstone is one of the alternate birthstones for June.  This hypnotizing, mesmerizing stone has been admired for ages, going all the way back to the Greeks and the Romans.  In Ancient Rome, they believed that the stone was actually formed from solidified beams of moonlight. They also believed that if one looked at the stone [...]

Father’s Day

Father’s Day

To explain where Father’s Day came from, we have to start with Mother’s Day, because that came first.  Mother’s Day started during the post-Civil War era in the 1860’s. Activist Anne Reeves Jarvis urged one divided West Virginia town to celebrate the mothers of both Confederate and Union soldiers.  “Mother’s Work Days” helped bring two [...]