rosalie wohlfromm

Don’t take voting right for granted, take part instead

I am a proud member of the League of Women Voters and would like to introduce you to this special organization. The League of Women Voters was founded in 1920 by Carrie Chapman C ...

Roommates could use symbiotic relationship

My friends and I often joke about one day moving in together, ala The Golden Girls. This seems an attractive alternative to the assisted living options that currently exist.   ...

Keeping the customer base in mind good for business

In cleaning out my desk the other day, I came across an article I wrote back when I worked at Gottschalk’s.  An employee came up with the idea to start a bi-monthly news ...

‘Full-figured’ felines fancy new friend

On Valentine’s weekend I stopped in at our local SPCA. There was a cat featured in that Friday’s paper that looked adorable. Unfortunately, she was at their Roseville f ...

Acceptance comes slowly, but in most cases it does come

The Supreme Court is currently deciding whether states should recognize gay marriage. While I understand this is a controversial topic these days, I really wonder why this should b ...

Democrats, Republicans have fewer differences than you’d think

Recently a friend sent the following campaign party platform to me via Facebook.  It got me thinking and I wanted to share it with you. It starts as follows: 1. Provide fede ...

A big dog and a little dog make quite the pair

Many years ago I had a friend named Judy who owned a little dress shop in Oakland. One rainy day she arrived at the shop and encountered a very wet and hungry German Shepherd layin ...

Easing myself back into the fold after leaving church

I’ve mentioned before that I am Catholic. What I haven’t mentioned is that I walked away from my church back in the early ’70s. I married in the Catholic church ...

Exceptional service should be recognized

After my recent column about employee appreciation, I got a lot of feedback from my friends and readers.  I thought I’d follow up with a true story of why I think showin ...

Another View: Change starts first within us

A few weeks ago I saw the movie “Unbroken.” This movie depicts the life of Olympian Louis Zamperini while he was a prisoner of war. Before going to the movie, I had h ...

Reader Input: Show Music and More support

Last Friday evening I attended a fundraiser for Music and More Performing and Visual Arts. After hearing the beautiful singing voices of sisters Julia and Hannah Zimmerman, with ac ...

FInally, a New Year's resolution I can keep

Aaahhh, New Year’s. The time of the year for resolutions, the time for renewal and the time for reflection.  Some of us insist on making those dreaded resolutions about ...

Girls just want to have fun

For those of you who like my stories, I have many about working at Gottschalks. For instance: Every year the Gottchalks Girls would dress up for Halloween. My friend Angel really ...

Reader Input: Rosalie’s points bear repeating

Rosalie Wohlfromm’s column of Nov. 16 was not only well-written but also inspiring (“Don’t place a minimum on employee appreciation,” Coming Up Rosie.). &nb ...

Don’t place a minimum on employee appreciation

When my husband sold his business and decided to make the move to Placer County, I had to quit my job of 20 years. I wasn’t too happy about this but he had battled cancer and ...