I am also a child of the 50's and found this books stories making me feel nostalgic for those early childhood years again. The humor in the way our views, as children, were perceived by the adults, was so easy to relate to. There were lots of parallels to how I saw the nuns that taught us at Sunday School and how it felt to be a little Catholic child, with the mysterious confessional, Latin and incense. I find I envy Rosemarie's food memories, as my Irish daily fare can in no way compete, but still brings many happy memories flooding back. Thank you for the trip down memory lane.
I enjoyed everything about this book! It was funny, uplifting at times and it shows you just how much times have changed and coming from an Italian family myself, I can relate to some of it. Well worth reading!
This book made me lol! It’s so true. I’m Polish and I remember the holidays and everyone eating and talking. If you’re are in your 50’s and up, you can relate. It brought soooo many memories back. Worth reading.
What a delightful book. I am so glad I purchased the book as it is worth reading again. I did not go to a Catholic school but it is very interesting to read how a child views their experience. I did go to a Catholic College a couple of years and have experienced the Jesuits. If you want a book to enjoy, this it!
This book was not well-written; it apparently came out of some publish-it-yourself course. It was a bit embarrassing at times. The material was fine--a child raised in a certain kind of family at a certain time in history. But the writing varied from poor to so-so, and the point of view changed randomly from humor to anger to appreciation to criticism of her religion to preaching her religion. I cannot recommend it. I believe there are better books written about Italian Catholic childhoods.