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The Talented Rasma aka Gypsy Rose Lee takes Michelle on a roller coaster ride!

Updated on September 13, 2012

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Talented Rasma aka Gypsy Rose Lee

Gypsy Rose Lee takes Michelle on a roller coaster ride!

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When I first met Rasma, Gypsy Rose Lee, I was fascinated by her name.

She was one of the sweetest and calmest hubbers I ever met.. When I would get upset, Rasma would always remain calm.

I asked Rasma if Michelle the Roving Reporter could fly out and visit and interview the famous Gypsy?

Meeting Michelle at the Airport the first thing she did was to take Michelle to the fair.

What a ride. They rode so much Michelle thought she was going to get sick.. She was doing a lot of praying. the roller coaster was one of the largest in the world.

Gypsy took Michelle dancing with the autumn breeze in the autumn song..

Michelle was dancing her heart out and Gypsy was laughing at silly Michelle.

Gypsy grabbed Michelle's hand and told her wait till you see, it’s a surprise!

Gypsy took her on a ride on a Gypsy Caravan around the world of Gypsy’s!

“Michelle, I have a tale for you!”

Gypsy sat Michelle down and started weaving her web of tales. It was so fascinating


I was born in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York. I loved the area because it had a sort of small hometown atmosphere. At the time a lot of Scandinavian and of course Latvian people lived there. Not far from our apartment was the shoreline from which we could see Manhattan's skyscrapers and take walks along the water. Lots of trees and green grass everywhere. A wonderful park called Owl's Head Park where my dad used to take me to play. Lots of memories associated with this area. It is one of the places I miss lots from New York. In 1994 my first marriage was coming to an end and my mom was in her 80s and she wanted to go back to her homeland. She was born in Riga, Latvia. So considering her age I changed my life around and we moved to Riga. Same house where I live now out in the suburbs. It was the right decision as mom died two years later not having reached her 85th birthday. I also met my soul mate Martin here so that was another blessing and of course most of you have been introduced to our wonderful adopted cat Sid.



Radison at Rica



I got my love of writing from my dad Eriks Raisters who was a famous Latvian writer and poet. One of the most precious books I still have is a book of children's poems that my dad gave me on one birthday. I must have been 7 or 8. Being an only child I always had a very vivid imagination and writing was a great outlet for all I had bottled up inside of me. It of course continues to today.

My inspiration comes from what is around me, what I see, from my feelings, as always my imagination and of course from my faith in the Lord.

Stephen King


My favorite authors are many and varied. I guess one real favorite is Edgar Allen Poe. Love horror movies and such so of course Stephen King and from romance Danielle Steele among others.


A long time ago, one book got published through one of those publishing companies where you pay to get published. This was before the popular age of Internet. It never gained popularity, was never the greatest thing to be written but surprisingly enough it has found its way online and under my name Rasma Raisters "Haunted Love". Since I myself realized that it was not exactly the greatest book to hit the market and since I feel it isn't very well written I've just let it be. I don't think novel writing is my area of expertise.

Now Michelle, you know you are on my list but to list all of those wonderful hubbers who I admire and who influence me and whose hubs I enjoy reading well it would just take forever and I don't want to leave anyone out. Let me just say you all must know who you are because I'm always commenting on your hubs and always warmly receiving your replies and comments. Love the Hub Page community and love all the hubbers who have become my friends.


Actually I have no writing style. Once I get inspired it all just comes pouring out and when I'm done then I consider the pictures and videos that would complement my present work.

Those who have recently joined Hub Pages I can say just go with the flow. Write about what interests you; about things you know and express yourselves in your own personal way. From the comments and followers you begin receiving you'll soon see if you need to add anything, change anything or if you're fine just the way you are. Everyone at Hub Pages is always ready to offer a helping hand.



Well I'm a big dreamer and I always like to look at things through rose colored glasses. Clouds must all have silver linings and there must be more smiles than frowns. I'm sorry that we can't all pass the love for each other all around the world and that there is so much hate and violence in this life.

I love music and the music I listen to also goes by my moods. If I was really upbeat I'd probably listen to Springsteen but I love a whole bunch of different kinds of music. My favorite music comes from the 50s, 60s, 70s and even the 80s. After that it depends on the type of music and artist. So if you're going to post a music video give me one of my all-time favorites - Glory Days.

Bruce Springsteen, Secret Garden

Glory Days


“What is my favorite thing to do?”

That also depends things have changed a lot since I came to live in Riga. A lot of the things I did in N.Y.C. I don't do here for one reason or another. I guess I mostly love just taking things as they come and enjoying each day to the fullest and letting the Lord guide me.

Love and hugs from Riga.

Our Sweet Rasma

Gypsy, I thank you for telling me about your wonderful life and taking me on the roller Coaster Ride and introducing me to the Gypsy’s. I am amazed. You are a wonderful writer and a great friend.

Thank you all!

Michelle the Roving reporter reporting out!

Blessing all!

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Music by Bruce Springsteen


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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Mar always good to see you my friend.. thank you for your wonderful comment

      Leslie, Gypsy is a delightful poet isn't she? good to see you sweet friend

      Eddy hey sweet friend from wales. You are so great.. love it when you visit

      Vellue hello so good to see you.. blessings

      Unknown spy gypsy is a great persona and writer

      Rahul.. hey son thanks so much.. you are awesome

      dghbrh it is so good to see you thank you for the comments

      Rolly hugs from Tennessee


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you stopped by for my interview Rahul. Thanks for sharing it. Here's to many more hubs to share. Hugs.

      Thanks for your great comment Deergah. Love your hubs. Debbie really did a great job on this interview. Thanks for sharing it.

      Thanks for your wonderful comment Rolly. You know I always love reading your hubs. Hugs to you and Quigley.

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Debbie... what a wonderful piece this is. Thank you for sharing with us. Gypsy is a wonderful writer and has warmed many a writer with her faithful comments and dedication to following what has been posted . Well done Debbie...

      Hugs from Canada

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      deergha 5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Hey its awesome interview and really so nice to know about Rasma ...our Gypsy here. Michelle the roving reporter has really done an wonderful job for sure, And Debbie all my luvs to you for putting this up so well. So many things to relish here. Quite a hubful of many wonders together. Thanks for sharing this one....all votes up and I am sharing tooo :-)

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Excellent to know more about the wonderful Rasma.... so glad I read this

      Thanks mother Deb

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thanks so much for your comment unknown spy it's appreciated. You're awesome yourself. Hugs.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      that was a great read! Gypsy has been a loyal follower eversince and she's really awesome! way to go Gypsy!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So glad you enjoyed this interview Vellur. Debbie did a good job.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Awesome. enjoyed the read. Great work.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Hi Eddy. Glad you stopped by. Loved my roller coaster ride with Michelle. Let's keep on hubbing.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      A great hub and thanks for sharing.


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Maria glad to hear from you. Yes, my parents' anniversary is today. They had such a short time together and I'm going to put in a tribute poem to them but with my comp out - sorry no pics.

      Leslie believe me. Both New York and Riga are odd in their own way. Wish I was sitting by the Mississippi fishing. Kid you not.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Wonderful insight into the life of wonderful poet - by another wonderful poet! I can't imagine living in either Riga OR New York, personally!

      both too

      Love the curiosity, Michelle! Keep us in the hub-know!

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA


      How delightful to find this fun tribute to Rasma today of all days.

      I am linking to my interview of this lovely lady as she remembers the anniversary of her beautiful parents today, the 14th.

      Voted UP and across the board. Hugs, Maria

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      always exploring it is so glad to see you and so glad you are going to follow Gypsy.. she is grand.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Gypsy I am so glad I got to interview you. you are an awesome lady .. thank you for being my friend and my hubber ..


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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      real house wife


      thank you so much.. you are awesome.. Gypsy is AWESOME.. she has been a real friend to me.



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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you so much for your comment always exploring. We are now following one another and I too want to get to know more about you and read your hubs.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I feel like i know Gypsy Rose Lee. I see her comments all over Hubville. It is nice to learn more about her. I know she likes tattoos and follows Ricky, as i do, from all the comments, seems i've been missing out by not reading her Hubs. I will fix that. Thank you Debbie..Great interview...

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Debbie thanks for this great hub. You and Michelle have done a great job. Sorry for the slow response my comp crashed right on 9/11 must of been karma. Had to push my hubby Martin away from his laptop but it makes all of my work so much slower. I want my PC back. Anyway I'm delighted and thank you my friend.

      Thank you Sunnie for your comment. You're a sweetheart yourself

      and I love your hubs. Hugs from Riga.

      Love your comment La Thing I always look forward to your poems.

      Faith wonderful to hear from you. Love the faith we share in the Lord. Always look forward to hearing from you and reading your hubs. God bless.

      Love ya Frank. Always delightful to hear from you. Yes, Michelle and I had a delightful roller coaster ride.

      Glad you enjoyed my interview ehealer and thanks for the share. In Debbie's favor of course.

      Aw Bill you're one of my favorites too. Please come and fix my PC. It's really awkward working on my hubby Martin's plus his email is piling up.

      Glad you stopped by to comment RealHousewife. Hope we can connect.

      Thanks for stopping by pickleandrufus. Here's to many more hubs to share.

      Finally Debbie thanks for this and love ya.

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      What a nice insight Deborah. Thanks for sharing this hub!

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Very nicely done Deborah! Thanks for letting us learn a bit more about Michelle:) I will have to look her up!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Billy She is a great writer. Thank you so much. Blessings. Debbie

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great tribute of one of my favorite hubbers. Gypsy is such a wonderful human being and a great writer. Well done Debbie!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      ehealer thank you for reading and commenting.. bless you


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      Deborah 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      Hello Deborah, another great one. You go with the flow and it seems to be in the right direction! Thanks for the interesting read and your uniqueness. Voted up and shared.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Sunnie.. Michelle has so much fun.. I think I am jealous.. lol..

      LaThing. Gypsy is one of my Favorite too,... she is the sweetest and most wonderful friend and hubber.. thank you so glad to see you

      Faith you are so right Gypsy is special.. good to see you Faith

      Frank.. I think Michelle uses her Dad's bank account.. I think she is sneaky.. lol.. frank is too busy solving crimes and trying to find a woman.....blessings to you all...

      who is Michelle going to visit next?


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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Our Ms Brooks Michelle.. well it appears she's been everywhere.. how much money does she make.. or does the paper make all the arrangements..LOL kidding as always you entertain.. well.. not you.. but Michelle.. and Gypsy Rose Lee was an ideal person to hang out with.. yep voted awesome :) Just take good care of my girl ..ya hear? LOL

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      How special, and how can it not be anything else but special, as Gypsy is one very special person. I always love reading her and enjoying her lovely photos from where she lives, like paradise. When I first joined HP in April, Gypsy was one of the first hubbers to greet me and has always been so wonderful and kind. Very lovely write. Voted Way Up In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      This is wonderful! I am glad you wrote about Gypsy-Rose, she is one of my favorite too. And it's been great going along with her and Michelle for the ride. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to peek into Rasma's world! Voting up, and Deb, you are awesome!

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Thank you Debbie for sharing this fun hub filled with great information about this oh so lovely writer. You do bring us on all sorts of adventures and life is never dull when Michelle is around. I love Gypsy such a sweetheart and always filled with such kindness for sure!

      Thanks again,