Pearls from Carol

by Carol Ruggiero


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 15/10/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 364
ISBN : 9781982256098
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 364
ISBN : 9781982256081

About the Book

THIS IS A BOOK THAT WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE. IT IS A COMPILATION OF TWENTY YEARS DEVOTED EFFORT FOR A LOCAL WRITERS GROUP. GROUP MEMBERS WERE GIVEN BIWEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS. IN CLASS, THEY WERE EACH GIVEN TIME TO READ THEIR STORY AT WHICH TIME THE INSTRUCTOR AND CLASS MEMBERS WERE ALLOWED TO CRITIQUE AND COMMENT. AFTER A FEW YEARS, CAROL PUBLISHED TWO ARTICLES IN A MAGAZINE. I WAS VERY IMPRESSED. WHEN I ASKED IF SHE WOULD PUBLISH MORE SHE SAID: “NO, I DID THAT ALREADY.” WHEN CAROL PASSED, I GATHERED HER WRITINGS INTO THIS COLLECTION, THEY ARE SHORT, VERY FUNNY, ALWAYS THOUGHT PROVOKING AND JUST WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS IN THESE OFTEN SAD AND SCARY TIMES. YOU WILL ENJOY THE RIDE.


About the Author

CAROL ANN RUGGIERO, MY WIFE OF 35 YEARS, CAME TO THE WORLD OF WRITING ALMOST BY ACCIDENT. ONE DAY, HER BEST FRIEND, DORTHY, ASKED HER IF SHE WOULD LIKE TO JOIN A WRITING GROUP IN THE LOCAL SENIOR CENTER. AT THAT TIME, CAROL’S INTEREST WAS IN CERAMICS. IN THIS PURSUIT, SHE WON SEVERAL AWARDS. AFTER SEVERAL REFUSALS, CAROL JOINED THE WRITING GROUP AND THERE SHE STAYED FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS. CAROL’S WRITING STYLE IMMEDIATELY DREW PRAISE IN THE GROUP. SHE ENJOYED TELLING A STORY OR TURNING A SERIOUS TOPIC ON ITS HEAD WITH A SURPRISE ENDING. CAROL USUALLY REFUSED TO WRITE ABOUT HER PERSONAL LIFE EXCEPT IN “HEART WARMING” CASES. TRUTH BE TOLD, SHE SUFFERED MANY TRAGIC EVENTS SUCH AS THE LOST OF CHILDREN AND YET SHE WAS ALWAYS READY AND PLEASED TO SMILE AT A GREETING AND LISTEN TO ANY CALL FOR HELP. SHE WAS PETITE (FOUR FT 10 INCHES), PITHY IN HER SPEECH AND POSSESSED A HUGE AMOUNT OF COMMON SENSE. WE PLAYED SCRABBLE AT LEAST TWICE DAILY AND JEOPARDY! BECAME A NIGHTLY AFFAIR. SHE WAS CONSTANTLY WORKING ON CROSSWORDS AND LOGIC PROBLEMS. I LOVED HER DEEPLY. SHE WAS THE BEST WIFE ANY MAN COULD HOPE FOR. ETERNITY WITH HER WOULD BE HEAVEN.