The group meets 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 10.00am
The idea is to produce a volume of life stories for the benefit of future generations.
You may not have anyone famous or infamous in your family, but what you remember about your family and
yourself is still of great value. You might first recall some factual details about your past
but if you can fill in the details with the colourful aspects of the story it will add a great deal of
interest. Who knows where the adventure may take us.
What to include:
Family sayings or expressions, humorous family anecdotes, legends, tall tales, folklore, those stories you keep hearing.
Quotes from letters, diaries, journals that you wrote or received.
Maps or drawing of important places (childhood homes, the farm, your barracks during the war, your travels).
Samples of poetry, writing, calligraphy, artwork
Favourite family recipes and traditions (holidays, etc)
Memorabilia including birth certificates, marriage certificates, wills, awards, honours, newspaper clippings, musical recital programs, school items
Lists that capture in a nutshell your individual character
Description of what life used to be like for you, your parents, grandpareents
Chronology of events
Once you get started you will amaze yourself with what you remember (sometimes early memories come back much better than recent ones). Remembering
one thing will trigger other memories.
Bring a story to share with the group if you wish to. Don't worry about making mistakes in spelling or grammar. If they bother you, fix them later.
The important thing is that only you know the most about your life and if you don't write about it, your children, grandchildren and others will miss
out on the richness of your experiences.
To find out more about this group:
Members - You can read up-to-date information in the latest edition of the Stafford U3A Newsletter in the Members' Forum. See the Notices page for how to register.
Non-members - Use the Contact Us page.