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If you want to enjoy a fun-filled evening hearing nostalgic and humorous stories about Dallas and Vickery Place, plan to attend the VPNA September meeting when Rose-Mary Rumbley
will be our guest speaker.
A former teacher and actress, Dr. Rumbley is an author, historian and sought after speaker.
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...Rose-Mary Rumbley holds a Ph.D. in communications from the University of North Texas.She
has written three books on her
native city - Dallas.She
has written a cookbook, WHAT!NO CHILI! and a book about the 300th anniversary of the invention of the piano.She
has appeared on the stage at the Dallas Summer Musicals and at Casa Manana in Fort Worth.Rose-Mary was head of the drama department at Dallas Baptist University for 12 years and served on the staff at First Baptist Church, Dallas, for seven years.Today, she is on the speaking circuit, but she still has time to teach drama classes at Providence Christian School.Rose-Mary
has many, many topics to offer her
Dr. Rose-Mary Rumbley • "When ...
Dr. Rose-Mary Rumbley • "When Children Used to Bring You Apples and Now They Drive You Bananas" with Dr. Rose-Mary Rumbley.Rose-Mary, Dallas' most sought-after speaker, holds a Ph.D. in communications from the University of North Texas.She has written three books on Dallas, her native city; one cookbook, "What, No Chili?"; "Dear Santa, Thanks for the Piano," a book about the 300-year history of the piano; as well as two plays.She also writes weekly columns for two Dallas publications.She has appeared on stage at the Dallas Summer Musicals and at Casa Manana in Forth Worth.Rose-Mary was head of the drama department at Dallas Baptist University for 12 years and served as single adult minister at First Baptist Church in Dallas for seven years.Today, she is on the speaking circuit and heads her own business, RMR Communications in Dallas.She also teaches classes at Providence Christian School.An experienced actress, Rose-Mary appeared in the movie "Paper Moon" and in several television productions.Rose-Mary and her husband, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra percussionist Jack Rumbley, have two adult children and one grandchild.
Rose-Mary Rumbley holds a PH. D ...
Rose-Mary Rumbley holds a PH. D in communications from the University of North Texas.
She taught speech and theatre at DallasBaptist University for 12 years and served as single adult minister at FirstBaptist Church, Dallas, for 7 years.
has written 6 books.
Four are on her
native city of Dallas, one is a cook book, WHAT!
NO CHILI!, and one is on the history of the piano.
appeared in the Dallas Summer Musicals and at Casa Manana in Ft. Worth.
is on the speaking circuit and enjoys researching each and every topic.
has two grown children and one grandchild.
With Goodreads and Shelfari sending ...
With Goodreads and Shelfari sending plaintive inquiries for my reading list, I thought I knew how Rose-Mary Rumbley would handle the topic "Books You Never Get to Read" last week.
I was sure Ms. Rumbley would, like my conscience, berate me over all the books I'd been too busy to read.
"You've never heard Rose-Mary Rumbley?
friends asked unbelievingly, when I pleaded the demands of a work schedule that made Ms. Rumbley's
appearance for the East Dallas Lakewood Library Friends my first exposure.
Truthfully, the question should have been, how had I avoided hearing Ms. Rumbley
(with a first name spelled variously "Rose-Mary
" or "Rosemary
made public appearances for more than forty years, giving six hundred talks a year, to most of the seventy-five book review clubs in Dallas -- and then some.
has no website.
I couldn't find her
Doubt she'd consider.
But fans packed the community room of the Lakewood Library
Near the beginning of her presentation, Ms. Rumbley, a former drama teacher, quoted the opening of a speech textbook, "If you're going to make a speech, please have something to say!
An apt quote for this election year, although I wondered -- how is she
going to talk about books that don't exist, in some cases never existed?
Rumbley being Rumbley, she
did, in a comedic monologue about an actually existing volume, The Book of Lost Books
, subtitled An Incomplete History of All the Great Books You will Never Read.
And written by Scottish author Stuart Kelly, whose sense of humor must rival Ms. Rumbley's
"I've been to England and seen Jane Austen's house," Ms. Rumbley
assured her audience.