On Friday afternoon, I gave a talk to Shari Williams’ group, Foster City Village, at the Foster City Library. The title was “Preserve Your Memories”. I showed simple ways such as using photos to make a calendar, a Shutterfly book, a collage, a copy machine version with a spiral binding, or a self published book. I stressed the importance of recording one’s life experiences for posterity. A volunteer organization, a village of services, activities and personal connections to support successful aging are available in most cities. Google the name of your city/town with the word village after it to see if there is one nearby if you’d like to volunteer or know seniors that would enjoy being transported to their activities.
For over twenty-five years, I've taught elementary grades, high school, and county special education classes. Now I am a field supervisor for teachers working toward their teaching credentials. I also teach writing classes in Dublin and Pleasanton, California. I have won 5 awards in short story contests, My stories are published in The California Writers Club Literary Review, and several anthologies including four times in Las Positas College collections. I have several book projects, but the two that have my immediate attention are HADA'S FOG, which is women's fiction, LILLI, a YA novel, and NORMAN IN THE PICTURE, a paranormal mystery. I have published an anthology WRITTEN ACROSS THE GENRES that includes writings from members of my writing classes and other writers. It's available on Amazon and Kindle. View all posts by timetowritenow