Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Inspiration from Room for One More

I am working on a memoir project for a Dorothy, a lady who had 94 foster children over the course of 45 years.

When she gave me her notes and stories and memorabilia, she showed me a book called Room for One More by Anna Perrott Rose. I found it through our library...and read it up when about 48 hours.

Published in 1950, Rose tells about her foster children experiences through the 1930s and 1940s. Yes, during the Depression and WWII. Her insights were invaluable. For instance, she said every foster child will do four things has he or she settles into a family - lie, boast, have nightmares and wet the bed. She went on to explain her methods for dealing with scared, hurt children.

I am getting ready to do some interviews for this memoir and looking forward to discovering more stories about Dorothy's dear family!

There was also a 1952 film with Cary Grant based off the book.


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