Rosemary James

Rosemary V James is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in occupational therapy. She worked at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky and The James B. Haggin Hospital in Harrodsburg, Kentucky focusing on mental health, cardiac/pulmonary rehabilitation, acute inpatient, outpatient, long term care, skilled inpatient and physical rehabilitation. She is retired due to multiple health issues. Rosemary is a native of Kentucky and proud of her Appalachian heritage. She currently lives in Stanford, Kentucky. Rosemary recently lost her husband Neal, in February 2019. They have four adult children, nine grandchildren and two toy poodles. She is taking classes at the Carnegie Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Rosemary is using her writing for self-expression and self-discovery as a therapeutic way to work through grief and loss. She enjoys writing about her personal life experiences, family, career, life adjustments related to health problems, being a breast cancer survivor and loss. Rosemary is writing a memoir. She is honored to write for Open to Hope. She enjoys primitive decorating, spending time with her grandchildren, nature, music, writing, traveling, antique shopping, crafts and family gatherings,


Fly On

“You found your wings, then you flew away from me,” resonates off the newly painted, lantern-gold bedroom walls. A brighter color to enliven my spirits. We had decided to paint […]

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