The title ‘184 Samaritans’ derives from the fact that this is the number of members that the Samaria Bush Fire Brigade and the later Samaria Rural Fire Brigade has/had since formation. Barry also spoke about a book he is currently writing in collaboration with Beverley Walker on the history of the Sherwell butcher family in Benalla.
The topics ‘Unfinished Business’ and ‘The Sky’s the Limit’ along with some original stories were also shared by group members.
The topic for our monthly session in W4 on Monday 21st November from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm is ‘Running with Scissors’. The brief:
‘Tell us about that moment when you did something reckless, that time when something really could have gone badly wrong. Tell us your stories where you knew what you were about to do was crazy or stupid, but you did it anyway. Maybe you believed 'it' wouldn't happen, or maybe you thought it would, and you didn't care. Was it just slightly illegal? Or was it just too fun to miss out on? Did you make a choice that left you breathless but wildly alive? Or did your world come crashing down? An affair, a physical risk, a mental challenge, a dance with danger, the possibilities are endless.
This will see the end of another year of reminiscing, another year of writing stories to add to our memoirs. Our next cafe catch up will be on Monday 7th November from 2.30 to 3.30 pm at the Northo—we are looking forward to sharing our writing sitting in the sunshine on the outside deck.