‘What I was wearing…’ proved quite a delight at our monthly ‘Memoirs’ based session. Memories were shared about the choice of wedding and bridesmaid’s dresses; being a 13 year old boy in a department store dressing room while mother and father selected a first suit for family occasions; the uniform worn as a young child on the first day of school to the starched veil worn when graduating as a nursing sister; the vexed choice of an outfit to wear to a daughter’s wedding; the ‘wearing of grief’ and a mother’s choice of outfit for the Melbourne Cup; and a ‘what I was wearing … was covered in soot’… story following a fire in an apartment building. Betty wrote her memories as a delightful poem, ‘The Clothes I Wore’, which began ‘When I was a little girl and lived just up the track, In a small weatherboard cottage with gum trees out the back’… The project for our next 500 Word Memoirs session on May 28 is Someone who Shaped Me The brief: How did you become who you are? Think about someone who’s influenced your life and start writing.
About 'As Time Goes By'
'As Time Goes By' provides an outlet and support for members keen to write about their lives and to tell stories their families may not get around to asking them about. Writing tasks are reminiscence oriented and set as monthly ‘500 Words’ writing topics.
While we were 'in isolation' in 2020 monthly topics were shared as collections on the website.
March: Making Waves
April: Winging It/Taking the Plunge
May: Anzac Day or Turning Point
June: 'I grew up in...'
July: 'Car Stories' and 'Ideas Piggy Bank'
August: 'Right Here, Right Now'
September 'Out of the Blue'
October 'This Life'
December 'One Moment, This Year' - (2020) (due in Feb)
4th Monday 2 - 4 pm
U3A Meeting Room - or during Covid-19, this is the time to emailed stories to Bev to be shared online.