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Dragon’s Loyalty Award – Thank you to all you beautiful people

A long, long time ago Risty at Create the Simple gave me this nomination. I’m sorry it took me so long to get this done Risty ūüė¶


The Dragon’s Loyalty Award is an award for the loyal fan/commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just someone who follows and comments regularly. Vintage Book Fairy

The rules for Dragon’s Loyalty Award are:

1   Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2   Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and a link back.
3  You must share  7  things other bloggers may not know about you.
4   Nominate up to  15  bloggers for Dragon’s Loyalty Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.
5   Copy and paste the award somewhere on your blog.


I want to give my appreciation to all the wonderful people I’ve met through the WordPress blogging experience. It’s been so much fun meeting people and getting to know many of you.

I especially want to thank Sue Slaght from Travel Tales of Life for her untiring efforts to encourage me. She is my number one commenter! Sue has taught me so much about how to put together an entertaining and impactful blog. Not that I’ve learned to do that at all but she is a number one model of this.

I also want to thank Pierre Lagace. He is my number two commenter! He has taught me so much about how to blog about ancestry.

Next, I’d like to thank gpcox at Pacific Paratrooper for their many likes and comments about the Korean war and other related material. I love war memorial sites. I think gpcox does a great job of remembering our war heroes.

Fourth, I’m happy to know Mihran. He is a very supportive and kind man. Thank you Mihran for all of your support and your music is beautiful!

Fifth, I’m grateful to have met sf at Untitled press who writes great Korean blogs and who appreciates Korean dramas and other cultural aspects of Korea.

Sixth, Juliann at Browsing the Atlas is my next prolific commenter. She writes very thoughtful comments and has a great travel blog. She visits many USA sites, and has interesting anecdotes to write on unassuming places.

I appreciate Paul Militaru for his excellent photography and his ongoing support of my blog.

I want to nominate Sarah/Marigold at Versus Blurb for this award too. She’s got a great writing site.

I appreciate Ju-won Kang for his informative posts on Korean life and issues that affect foreigners here as well as native Koreans.

I love T Ibara’s blog. She does beautiful wildlife photos. I’d like to nominate her too for this award.

I’m really happy to be in contact with tkmorin from Bite size Canada. This is a great Canadian content blog.

And Aquila because we have some common ancestry through marriage anyway. It’s great to have met you through our blogs.

I’d also like to thank Fawn at Triggershorse for nominating me for the Lovely blog award. Her blog is full of great stories about life and I enjoy our back and forth prayers.



Seven things about me:

1. My husband and I like to explore ghost towns in B.C.

Sandon B.C.

Sandon B.C.

2. We lived in Naramata, B.C. for eight years before moving to Korea



3. I like Abba and therefore I like Disco and Motown music



4. I played the Tin Man in our Wizard of Oz drama production in grade 9 at Summerland Secondary School (SSS)

tin man

5. One of my favorite movies is Saturday Night Fever with John Travolta.

Saturday Night Fever 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition DVD

6. I have 2 cousins on my mom’s side who live in Victoria, B.C. and 7 cousins on my father’s side who live in B.C. as well (2 on Vancouver Island, 1 in Prince George, 1 in Williams Lake and 2 in Summerland, 1 who lives in heaven).



Victoria harbour

Victoria harbour

7. My gramma is 99 years old and I hope she gets to 100 next year!

Me with Grams and mom

Me with Grams and mom





Welcome to ROSH blog


National Flower of South Korea

The Rose of Sharon

R.O.S.H. is an acronym for Rose of Sharon Healing. Originally, I called this blog Rose of Sharon Herbs, but I soon found I wanted to write and explore beyond just herbs. I study about all kinds of healing: spiritual, physical, emotional. Within the physical, I’m keen to learn about natural ways to heal the body, herbs being one of the ways. In addition, I’m interested in healing for the nations. I love learning about other countries. I’m particularly interested in those countries which are struggling for democracy and to look after their own people. I’m especially concerned for children in countries where they are being exploited in all kinds of ways.

Since I was 5 years old, if I was asked what I wanted to do when I grew up, I answered ‘I want to be a teacher’. In grade 3 I wrote my diary:

My Little Dairy (hehe)

Help mom in the morning

Help dad in the afternoon

Help everyone

That was my mantra: Help everyone. I remember having the neighbour kids over to help them with their homework. I so wanted to encourage them to get it done. They wanted to give up, but I made sure they didn’t. I had them trapped like rats and wouldn’t let them go until they had finished. I hoped they would feel more confidence after completing the task. I still enjoy the feeling of making a student do something they don’t want to do!

In 6th grade I read the book Go Ask Alice and another book about an inner city teacher and her experiences with children who were abused. These books fascinated me and it was an impressionable time of my development. I wanted to help children who struggled. I always said I wouldn’t have my own children since there were so many out there that didn’t have anyone to care for them already. This interest in children led me to the School of Child Care at the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C. I didn’t go into education because I wanted to work with kids and their families who were having difficulty rather than being in a classroom all the time. At the end of my 4 years study at the School of Child Care we had a job fair. They asked where we saw ourselves working in the future. I chose International Child Care. Now here I am in Korea teaching children English. Before this I spent 12 years as a social worker in Penticton, B.C., part of the time as an adoption worker.

The Rose of Sharon is Korea’s National Flower, the Moo goong Hwa. Korea is a special country. The Korean people have overcome so much as a nation and fought through for their freedom. They continue to do so with half of their country still in bondage. They are leaders in healing national wounds. They now offer what they have to help other nations. I hope to write about Korea and how my life has been impacted by this country.

What you can expect to find here?

Stuff about:

  • health and natural healing.
  • Korea and our experiences here.
  • other nations who are struggling.
  • children who are being exploited.


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References for uses of the Rose of Sharon as an herb:


Rose of Sharon Acres – natural homemade body care products