Finally ready! A collaborative effort with Dona’s son, Dean Smith, who is a poet and writer extraodinaire himself, Larry Lowrimore, Dona’s husband, and yours truly.
We’ve been working on it for the last 6 months, and we think it’s terrific! For those of you who have met Dona, it will give you insight to her true self. It’s a part of her that I never knew existed until after she died. It is available in USA on Amazon.com and in Europe at https://www.amazon.it/Vita-Musings-Dona-Carol-Bartoli
What follows is the first part of the Dedication of the book, written by her son, Dean. It’s just a teaser. Buy the book and get the rest! All proceeds from the sale of this book will go to cancer research.
As she lay dying, my mother told me a story that I’d never heard before. She’d spent parts of summers at the Wee Green, a restaurant for the farmers and working types in western Pennsylvania established by her Neapolitan grandparents Pietro and Filomena (Elizabeth) Ciampi. During prohibition, it was a speakeasy. Dona would play outside by herself, inventing games on the long driveway that led to the front door.