By contrast, Lou offered a teaser to future memoirs as he introduced us to the ‘delights’ of a displaced persons camp and a grieving mother who would go to the other side of the world to advantage her children.
Graham reflected on how the death of his Director, soon after retirement, was an incentive to find a healthier lifestyle and Ray delighted us with his post-retirement European and South Pacific pilgrimages.
Heather H, at retirement, would not stay bored for long. Devastated after an unexpected redundancy, volunteering has been energizing and she is yet to define retirement. Barry now asks, how did I ever find time to work? With seventeen community groups in Swanpool, he has been able to access skills and knowledge in service to the community.
Unlike some in the group, Jill had not planned her retirement. COVID denied her this opportunity. As her organisation closed down, so did the community. The ‘ATGB’ members listened, we emotionally walked with her, and are glad she has rejoined us.
‘(…..) Adventure’ Based on Heather Hartland’s member’s choice topic last year ‘(Outback) Adventure’ - Share with us your memories of an adventure or two – set the scene, create a sense of the drama involved, and reflect upon the outcome and the meaning of the adventure to you. Or
‘Deja vue’ A suggestion by Graham Morris “Write about a time when you thought ‘It’s happening again’ or realised ‘It happened again’, when you felt a strong feeling of ‘déjà vu’. What was happening at the time? What (who) did it remind you of? Why are these memories significant to you?” Or
Member’s Choice A chance to develop your own ‘500 words’ topic and share it with others!