I have been invited to speak to the Lake County Extension Homemakers in Crown Point, IN, in August. I think I will bring some items the homemakers in Croatia used when I was there in 1956. Here is a hand made rolling pin and a hand carved egg beater. ... See MoreSee Less
I was completely sold out of Destiny's Dowry. New order just arrived today from the publisher. For signed copies send $28 to Rosemary Gard 128 S East St. #830, Crown Point, IN 46308. ... See MoreSee Less
I am reading remarks that some father's said to make children behave: " I brought you into the world and I can take you out." I did hear this in our neighborhood, but the one my parents used on me was..."We will send you to a convent!"
It must have left a strong impression on me. Here I am one Halloween party, long ago. ... See MoreSee Less
This may bore you...but it came to mind after many years. Today on the TMC channel I watched an interview in French about the removal of Jews during WW2. I have had many events in my life that frightened me...the time I got caught in Jugoslavia trading on the black market, the time my car went air-borne and landed next to a tree in a golf course, the time I got lost in Spain and nearly missed my boat to Venice...but NOTHING frightened me more than the time I worked the Tobacco Shop at the S.O.B.s in Crown Point. I was alone and a man came in. This was early 1980s. He said, "We are gonna get you...all of you." When I asked him what he was talking about he said, "We are gonna get all you Jews." He said this to me...a Catholic woman. I tried to explain he was mistaken, be he scared me as I have never been before or since. When he left, I grabbed the phone and called, husband Bob. Told him what the man said and what he looked like. Bob locked his store and went to the Square in Crown Point, IN. He found the man. Bob dragged him back to the Tobacco Shop when the coward apologized over and over, stating he didn't mean anything. STILL...I remember him and how he made me feel. That was my taste of racism in America. Right now I am not proud of our country. ... See MoreSee Less
I often use the term, "you betcha" as a humorous remark. Growing up in an ethnic neighborhood, Italian on one side, Slovak across the alley, Polish on the other side, Czecks two houses down...I heard interesting phrases. One I often heard was this when someone heartily agreed... " U betchah u ass." ... See MoreSee Less
5 Down & 1 to go ... ❤️ 📚 📖 Love, love, love your books & enjoyed reading them immensely!!! I shared in your characters adventures, joys & sorrows! I am looking forward to more, please continue, will you? ... See MoreSee Less
I almost had an interview with a Croatian Radio station in New York. Tho Croatian was my first language, I have not had to speak it much in the past almost 40 years since my parents passed away. Languages change over time. I am catching up, but not good enough to be interviewed on radio all in the Croatian language. Oh, well...there is always another day. ... See MoreSee Less
Didn't get a picture of Janet Rattazzi, a book club member here in Crown Point, IN. She stopped by the house and picked up 10 of my first book, Destiny's Dowry. I am scheduled to meet with her book club in March. Thank you, Jan for the invite! ... See MoreSee Less
Dear.dear Rosemary. You have got me doing something I normally don't do. That is to read a book over again. Yesterday was so cold I thought it was a good day to read. I went to my stash of unread books to find one. As I was looking through them, your Destiny series popped into my head. Well guess what, I picked up book #1 and started reading it again. I am again hooked and can't but it down. I planned on my sewing crafts today but I guess it will have to wait. Your wonderful characters are visiting me again. I am totally involved for a second time and loving it. A big thank you for your amazing writing skills. ... See MoreSee Less
My WONDERFUL readers won't let me quit the Destiny Series.... Beverly Dowden Morrison ~~ Dear Rosemary, I just finished Danica's Destiny. Wonderful story. So glad Stevo and Barbra got together. You "must" write another to follow up on Danica's siblings and that nasty mother. Also, what happens to Michael and Coralyn in Chicago? And find Tomo a wife! And precious Kate should get to be a teenager. I could go on and on...but you get the point!
~A sequel is already in my dreams and my head. It will be NOTHING you expect to happen! ... See MoreSee Less
Danica Kramer my dear Rosemary--I FINISHED YOUR BOOK IN ALMOST ONE DAY--COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN--IT WAS SO FULL OF GOOD WRITING AND SO MANY INTERESTING STORIES OF THE TIMES PAST--BROUGHT SO MANY MEMORIES OF THINGS i SO FONDLY REMEMBER OF OUR kRAJ-- YES--DESTINY DOES PLAY A GREAT PART IN OUR LIVES, DOES IT NOT? I LOVED THE BOOK AND WILL ATTACK THE OTHER 5 TOMORROW--THANKS FOR SENDING YOUR GREAT STORIES TO ME--I WILL SHARE WITH MY DIANE IN A FEW DAYS--HVALA DRAGA MOJA ! ... See MoreSee Less