Creating Fiction from History: 2/2/2022
February 2, 2022
Rosie, or more correctly Rosa Lynda Cabellharo, was born April 1, 1927, to Daniel and Felice Cabellharo. Proud to belong to one of the original Mexican families who inhabited the small town of Farmersburg, Iowa, Rosie was now about to turn 15. The Cabellharos were good Roman Catholics; that, coupled with their ethnicity, meant quinceanera!
In a nation emerging from the greatest depression ever known, as well as still reeling from Prohibition, Farmersburg was not ready to send any of her sons to the second World War currently fomenting in Europe. The call had been made though and Daniel Cab...