Friday, November 20, 2015


CAN WE COME IN AND LAUGH, TOO CONTINUES AS #1 FREE MEMOIR Do you have a copy? #‎FreeKindleBook‪ #‎memoir #‎nostalgia #‎humor #‎inspriational

From the time my brother Meyer was in his late teens all the way to his early twenties, his only desire was to be was an actor. We were living on Ogden Avenue at that time and there was a huge mirror built into the living room wall that went all the way from the floor to the ceiling.
Meyer bought a makeup kit and every day he stood in front of that big mirror trying out a different kind of makeup and practicing lines. One of my vivid childhood memories is that I never knew what my brother would look like, because he tried so many different faces. When he thought he had mastered makeup and acting, he went from studio to studio asking to show them what he could do, but he never got a part. After a while he realized that it wasn’t so easy to put an act together and he gave up on it. He did get into show business, though, but in a different way. He also played the cornet, and before going into sales full time, he got a job playing with John Phillips Souza’s band for a short time. That didn’t last more than a year or so. He had finally gotten the urge to be a professional performer out of his blood and became a salesman. Like most of my brothers, Meyer had a gift of gab and it served him well when he connected with the Sessions Clock Company.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Rosetta on the left at age 17
A day at the beach in the early 1900s - Rosetta on top
Rosetta was born on November 18, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois. In 2006 she passed away at the ripe old age of nearly 97 years old, but her stories and humor live on in her memoir "Can We Come in and Laugh, Too?"

Rosetta in 1929
To celebrate her birthday, from Thursday, NOVEMBER 19 through NOVEMBER 23 you can DOWNLOAD A FREE KINDLE COPY of her book and enjoy her memories of growing up as the youngest of ten children in a zany Latvian immigrant family in the early 1900s. What they didn't have in money, they made up for in humor. She recalls how neighbors would knock at their door and ask, "Can we come in and laugh, too?"


Rosetta takes you all the way up to 1989 when she wrote this memoir at the age of 80. The manuscript was found and published in 2012. She always used humor to get through even the toughest curves that life threw her, like the day her husband dropped dead at the young age of 49 and left her with two children and little money. Always a positive person, this book is not only funny but inspirational. The poignant parts could almost be called a lesson on how to combat disaster with humor.

Available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback editions. A wonderful holiday gift for those who love nostalgia and
 uplifting stories.