Bev's 'Right Here, Right Now’ story continued this theme, in a story about her first hearing Archie sing at the Labour Day Concert at the Melbourne Concert Hall in 1990. Jenny's 'Here and Now' a meditation followed. Michelle then suggested reading her 'Summer of 77' member's choice story, lightening the mood. Graeme's story also reflected on families, delightfully aligninganecdotes of the Machiavellian tendencies of Scott Morrison with those of his grandchildren as they try to wedge their parents on an issue, Ray O'Shannessy reflected on a long life, and new to Benalla member, Graham, wrote movingly about '....... and what we leave behind.... what we move away from, and what we move towards...
The opportunity to 'develop your own ‘500 words’ topic and share it with others!' resulted not only in Michelle's 'Summer 77' but also in Carmyl's delightful story 'How can I keep from singing which' delightfully explored a lifetime of taking every possible opportunity to sing, continuing with her involvement with our Singing for Fun group. Inspired by Carmyl's story last month featuring marbles, Bev's story of ...... in ..... and portrait of a very eccentric school master in a one teacher school on Phillip Island received a round of spontaneous applause; Barry's topic 'Options' - began as a detailed description, but had an intriguing look at the impact of avoiding a wife's potential wrath in deciding on possible options, particularly when faced with the possible wrath of a black snake! Heather's story 'Outback Adventure' also featured high drama.
Catch up stories shared included 'Ritual' - 'Immortalized in film' (Michelle); and Memories Treasure Chest
'Community' (Community Radio; 'Memories Treasure Chest' (Marg Nelson and Heather Hartland) ;'
Next month’s topic is “Bucket List” Most of us have a “bucket list” of things we’d like to achieve in life (e.g., “Seeing the Northern Lights” or “Writing my memoirs”!), a catch-all list of life goals, dreams, places and aspirations? Do you remember when something was first was added to your bucket list, the circumstances surrounding it? Which have you achieved, and which are you still on your list? Share your bucket list stories in 500 words.
The alternative topic is “It's never too late” Do you have an 'It's never too late story' about yourself or someone you know or knew? Share your story in 500 words.