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StoryShare- Monday, monthly. Call 509-853-1917 for more information
January 29 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ed Stover-Got a yen to tell a tale?
If so, you’re invited to attend the next gathering of the Yakima and Selah Neighbors’ Network StoryShare group. Too shy to talk about yourself? Well, if you’re the reticent type, listen to some of your fellow YSNN members and supporters who’ve been attending the monthly meetings since they were started four years ago.” It’s about remembering,” says Pam Perryman. “Being asked to write about something is like a trigger. One memory leads to the next. It’s like magic!” Linda Brown says writing down and/or telling personal stories about first-hand experiences we had long ago, or even more recently, yields information that can be useful to others.” It’s history that you’re passing down to your children,” said Brown. Perryman agrees: “These are things my kids don’t know.” Mary Lou Rozdilsky says her daughter has asked about collecting her stories as part of the family history. And member Deborah Ann has a regular archive that she keeps of the many experiences she has had in her life. Both Brown and Perryman also write poetry, which they share with their children and grandchildren with mixed results. Brown says her kids tend to relate more to stories than poems. But Perryman believes her grandchildren do appreciate her verse. The StoryShare group got its start four years ago at the suggestion of YSNN member Charles Chesney. The first few meetings were held in donated space at the Yakima Valley