Rose Marie Drago Verde is now a great grandmother. She has always enjoyed working with children and helping people. She worked at Community Hospital in Brooklyn for 13 years. She organized girl scout groups in the district of Amersford and was Deputy Commissioner of Scouts. She worked for three orthopedic doctors in Brooklyn for 15 years. She moved to Florida and went to college to receive her certification for teaching at Montessori School of Learning. She has had a few pieces published in neighborhood newsletters and newspapers and a story in the Navy newsletter. She has had a desire to have her books published, to let her students know that they inspired her as well as being inspired by her grandchildren.