My granddaughter Jessica was the one who inspired me to write my stories. “What was life like when you were a boy, Grandpa Jerry?” she started asking me last year. “What were some favorite games you played with your friends? What did you spend your allowance on? What were your parents and grandparents like?”
As our grandchildren grow up, at some point they recognize that grandma and grandpa are real people who had their own lives. And they hunger to know more about us. Luckily for Jessica, I’m still around at 92 to tell my stories! But you don’t have to wait.
I’m partnering with the JCC on a 12 Week Write Your Story Journey!
You can read the full article on the JCC Website here: https://www.jccchicago.org/grandparents-please-write-your-stories/?fbclid=IwAR1WqAp_DRYDP7G4qicobfVf90eOsse020pEjJeycs_poL9UdeZiBLmd-74
Or Cut Right to the Chase: Here’s how to sign up.
To participate, fill out this form with your name and email address. Once you sign up, you will receive an email twice weekly, between Mother’s Day (May 11) and Father’s Day (June 19).
If writing by hand, find a journal or special notebook to keep your stories together. If on computer, set up a spot where you will save everything to find later. Think about how you will share your stories with your family. Will you send them by email? Loan them your notebook when you are done? Set up a free blog on WordPress?
We also invite you to submit your stories for consideration to JCC Chicago at GGC@jccchicago.org, who will publish samples of stories from the prompts.
The first post just went out this morning. Sign up today and get 11 more posts over the next six weeks, and let your mind relax and your creativity flow.