Cesare F. Rosati
Occupation: Retired from federal service (State Department)
Place of birth: Celano, Italy (60 miles east of Rome)
1. When did you move to Routt County and what brought you here?
I first moved to Routt County in the summer of 1977 when I left the Army. I moved back when I retired from the State Department in 1996.
2. What are the best and least favorite things about living in Routt County?
Favorite: the climate and beautiful surroundings
Least Favorite: local government
3. If you could invite any four people to dinner, who would they be and why?
Luciano Pavarotti because a voice like his comes along once in a generation if we're lucky and I'd like to hear him in person.
Mel Gibson because he proves that you can be a great actor and still be a great family man.
Mrs. Dumbrosky my third-grade teacher for inspiring me.
Any member from my graduating class at West Point because we share a common belief in our motto: Duty, Honor, Country.
4. Who is the most famous person you have ever met and how did you meet him/her?
Gen. Colin Powell we met at a Cabinet meeting. We were on opposite ends of the argument (he representing the Defense Department position and I the State Department position) but I got the impression he listened to my view before casting his vote.
5. If you had three wishes, what would they be?
Wish No. 1: To put the members of the Building Department on the receiving end of their regulations.
Wish No. 2: To have parents care about their children's education and discipline them when needed.
Wish No. 3: To win a big lottery prize. Sure, I'd help my family and build the Community Players a new theater, but mostly this is for ME.
6. If you could travel to any place where would you go and why? I'd go to Australia/New Zealand for six months. I almost emigrated there in the late 1970s and I continue to find those two countries fascinating.
7. What is the most rewarding part of your job? I don't have a job but the most rewarding part of retirement is my ability to volunteer to do the things I enjoy doing (acting, writing, orchestra, ski ambassador, substitute teaching, and cooking).
Book: "Foundation Trilogy" by Asimov
Song: "I Am, I Said" by Neil Diamond
Food: My mother's lasagna
Sport to watch: Pairs Ice Skating
Vacation spot: Anywhere in the Alps
Recreational activity: Backpacking
Movie: "Star Wars"
Magazine: "The Economist"
TV show: "Enterprise"