Thursday, April 16, 2015


Tattoos are a work of art. They are an outward expression of what you feel in your heart. I remember my grandfather's tattoo on his forearm. It always fascinated me. It was an optical illusion. A woman's face in a rose. If you looked at it one way it was a rose, the other way, it was her face. Whatever way you chose, it was so beautiful. I vowed to get when I got older I did. TO THE DISGRACE OF MY FAMILY!

My mother tried to rub it off...she then announced that I was 'trash'. Someone in my family wrote an absolutely HORRIBLE letter about me on Myspace. At that time, that was the equivalent of Facebook....I was devastated. That 'letter' almost sent me to the ER with chest pain. My family really thought I was mother, my cousins, my aunts.......For awhile I sunk in a great depression...  They said, as I got older my tattoo would become ugly. It would sag as I would sag, and I would look disgraceful. Well...consider this blog my public FINGER to everyone  that said I was trash. To everyone that said I didn't have class....BYE FELICIA!  I love my tattoo....and I always will...I may enhance it this summer. But as I get older, I intend to live my life OUT LOUD!  Just like these mature folks are doing......

There are people that don't like tattoos...that's fine. There are people that really do.....and that's fine. But my whole point is, don't judge anyone based on what they look like, you have no idea...the BEST people are the colorful ones...
Rose Ellen Moore

Friday, April 10, 2015

If I Had a Million Dollars...................

If I had a million dollars.............
what would I do with that?
Would I buy some boobs, inject my face
and have them suck out fat?

Would I have my old face lifted
put my eyebrows up so high?
Would I have my butt exploded
or have a thinner thigh?

If I had a million dollars,
I would spend it on my kids
What benefit would it be to them
If I had high eyelids?

If I had a million dollars
me and my hubby would go
off into the sunset
where there is not a flake of snow!

If I had a million dollars
it could feed people in need
that's what we should all do
and not be consumed by greed

If I had a million dollars
I would give it all away
You never know if you even
have another day

There are some people in this world
who want for more and more
They can have a million dollars
and still think like they're poor

So if I had a million dollars
I hope I still have friends
I hope the love I have
with my husband never ends

If I had a million dollars
it wouldn't change a thing
because I have more riches in my life
than just about anything

Rose Ellen Moore

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Mad Men Berwick PA!

I was watching Mad Men on TV the other night and I was chuckling to myself...' wow, I wore that, and that, and that................"     I remember thinking how cool I looked. I remember how I HATED the fact that my mother sewed us everything. I soooooooo wanted a 'store bought dress'.  I wish I could have taken that back. My mother was very good at what she did. We lived in a small town called Berwick PA....  Berwick was a tiny tiny town 3.2 square miles. that's it! The population in 1910 was around 5,000 1940 it ballooned to over 13,000 because of the influx of Europeans during WWII.   My family came to Berwick during that time. My mother's family from Italy, and my father's family from Hungary.  Being that our town was so small, we were lucky to have 2 department store that sold Shoes, Mens suits, women's childrens and teens clothing. But nothing was 'out of the ordinary' or 'like the magazines'. We had 1 block that was called 'downtown'....and that was it. If what you were looking for wasn't there, you were out of luck!

My mother would go to the grocery store, and purchase all the Vogue magazines. Harpers Bizarre, etc. and then, she would buy fabric at Newberry's ( a store down town) and make us dresses, just like pants, like Pam Greer. We always had the best. We just didn't know it. 

Now that I own a vintage/millinery, I see alot of the same styles I had back then. The great thing is, you can wear them now too. Classic styles are so beautiful and fashion just goes around and around. Here are a few of the things that we wore back then, and I have a version of them in my shop. Maybe the prints are alittle different, but the cuts are still the same. Hope you stop in and see us sometime!! We have the largest selection of vintage in the Lehigh Valley and a hat room where you can go deep into your fantasy world!!! 

Rose Ellen Moore
RCMoore for the Unique Millinery and Vintage Shop
1729 W Tilghman Street
Allentown PA  18104

RCMoore for the Unique Individual, Because NO ONE is quite like YOU! 

Friday, April 3, 2015


This morning I was watching Good Morning America.... and among all the fun things they had on their show, there was one article that was troubling me......

7 Easy Ways to Prevent Wrinkles....  these were taken directly from the website:

1. Avoid drinking through a straw. 
2. Limit frequent gum chewing. 
3. Always wear your sunglasses, even when it's cloudy. 
4. Try not to stretch your skin when applying or removing makeup. 
5. Limit consumption of refined sugar. 
6. Be aware of how much you’re looking down at your mobile devices. 
7. Try not to sleep on your side. 
Are you all done laughing yet?  I have news for everyone that believes this stuff. Here it is...ready?
THERE IS NO WAY TO PREVENT WRINKLES! NONE! NADA! NO WAY!!! Ok? so here's my beauty TIP of the day.....
ENJOY your life!!! Drink through a straw!!! Lots of them!!! drink shakes! lemonade! and an occasional Margharita!  Chew GUM! I enjoy Extra! it keeps my breath minty fresh so I can talk to my customers without them falling over! :) Make sure you can SEE! Your eyes will let you know when you need sunglasses. If it's cloudy and you can't see with sunglasses...don't worry about wrinkles, worry about a car accident!  Limit sugar but don't deny yourself an occasional piece of chocolate! Look up down and side ways...that's why God gave you a neck! Sleep in the crook of your lovers arm, sleep next to your dog or cat, sleep any way you want...but sleep WELL and DREAM of good things. This list is CRAP!   
Happy Easter and don't pay attention to the media! they just want you to put more money into Botox, and plastic surgery!   Learn to love yourself....wrinkles and all.  My wrinkles are where a smile has been.....and I hope to smile all the way to my grave. 

Love to all and Happy Easter!