106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481, United States
In 1955, Barbara received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College.
7916 Williamson Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019, United States
In 1983, Dickinson received a Master of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from Hollins University.
(A cross between Mary Poppins and Eleanor Roosevelt, Rose ...)
A cross between Mary Poppins and Eleanor Roosevelt, Rose McNess is one zippy gal. After shedding most of her possessions, she moves to Wynfield Farms, a retirement community in the mountains of Virginia. At the age of 72, Rose knows how precious life is and savors every minute. The staff and eighty or so residents of Wynfield Farms provide Rose with endless material for the biweekly newsletter she writes, for friendship and for good deeds. Each one has unique talents plus an individual history, most of which she unearths. Mystery, tragedy, humor and even romance enhance the pages of this delightful first novel.
(This book is about Rose McNess, a self-proclaimed tour le...)
This book is about Rose McNess, a self-proclaimed tour leader of Wynfield Farms Retirement Community, who breaks her hip, but does not lose her spirit of independence.
In 1955, Barbara received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College. Later, she continued her education at Hollins University, graduating with a Master of Arts degree in Liberal Studies in 1983.
Between 1958 and 1960, Barbara worked as the director at Roanoke Museum of Fine Arts (present-day Taubman Museum of Art) in Roanoke, Virginia. She also worked as an elementary school art teacher in Roanoke for five years, as well as a high school art teacher, also for five years. In addition, Dickinson held a post of an adjunct professor of art at Roanoke College for two years.
Speaking about Barbara's career as a writer, it's worth mentioning, that she has penned several books, including "A Rebellious House" (1997), "Small House, Large World" (1999), "Lifeguards...and Safeguards: A Rose McNess Novel" (2003) and others. Some of her works are privately-printed.
Barbara married her first husband, Robert J. Rogers, a circuit court judge, on April 19, 1958. Later, on November 26, 1976, Robert died. Then, Barbara married her second husband, W. A. Dickinson, an attorney, on October 10, 1990. Barbara is a mother of five children - three sons and two daughters.