Since reluctantly accepting the fact that she’s not getting any younger, Rose Mula has been trying to put a positive spin on aging. When a radio interviewer diplomatically described her as “seasoned” instead of old, she retorted, “You mean hot and spicy, right?” Her eclectic career included stints as an executive assistant to the president of a major corporation, a public relations specialist for a prominent hotel company, and a manager of a chain of six New England theaters. Since retiring, she has had more time to indulge in her favorite hobby — writing humorously about every-day irritations that plague us all — especially aging (see “positive spin” above). Her wry observations have appeared on You Tube and in over a hundred publications, including The Christian Science Monitor, The Reader’s Digest, The Philadelphia Inquirier, and frequently in The Saturday Evening Post. She also writes a monthly column for Seniorwomen.com.
GRANDMOTHER GOOSE: RHYMES FOR A SECOND CHILDHOOD is a collection of humorous, seniors-related poems which explore a range of subjects – including coping with the computer age, discrimination against older drivers, and changing fashions (“As hemlines rise and necklines dip, it really is a riddle – if this trend continues, will they meet in the middle?”) We all will grow old – if we’re lucky. If we’re luckier still, we’ll be able to laugh about it. GRANDMOTHER GOOSE helps us do just that.
In this collection of humorous essays, the author considers hitting the streets with a sign that says: Will Work for Botox. She also contemplates, along with many other burning issues of our time, the “joys” of staying in cramped home offices instead of a hotel when visiting friends. This is a delightful potpourri of rants, nostalgia, and just plain fun.
This collection of 45 short, humorous essays is for anyone who has ever been annoyed or amused by the modern world. From everyday frustrations like those in It was Here a Minute Ago about misplacing keys and favorite recipes, to more eccentric experiences like those in How I Found God in Limbo-Land, about sharing a Bermuda resort with evangelical square dancers, Rose Mula knows how to laugh at herself and the world she inhabits.
If you’ve ever looked into a mirror and wondered who that old fogey is who’s staring back at you, this book is for you. This collection of humorous essays will make you smile not only about the inevitability of aging but even about the unstable stock market, the frustrations of dealing with Voicemail menu choices, the interminable waits on “Hold,” the generation gap, the challenges of the computer age, and almost everything else that annoys or gratifies you, no matter how old or young you are. A delightful potpourri of rants, nostalgia, and just plain fun.