In this section you will find the memories of our contributors.
Two articles in this section come from the pen of Rose Moss, who also appears in both The Cats and the Sounding Board sections. Here she tells us of England years ago when her mother was young. J Henry Foster tells us about a holiday in 1936 that he has never forgotten and you can see some more of his contributions in the Poems and The Dogs sections. When you read Alice Bateman's 'Midnight Tea' you will find yourself magically transported back to that farm house in Canada and that warm and loving grandmother. After reading 'Midnight Tea' or 'A Blade Of Grace' we are sure you will want to read some more of Alice's fine writing and this is easily achieved, simply by visiting the Poems or Stories sections of this site. Another contributor who is featured in more than one section is Artie Knapp, whose work you will find not only in memories but also in the children's stories, stories and poems sections.
Another contributor is John Sheirer who teaches public speaking, writing, and literature at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, Connecticut. His writing has been published widely in print and on the internet, and he is the author of a public speaking guidebook, Shut Up and Speak!, a collection of poems, Saying My Name: Selected Poems, 1982-2002, and a book of essays, Free Chairs. He is currently completing a memoir, Growing Up Mostly Normal in the Middle of Nowhere - and it is from there that his contribution to this site, 'Food Memories' comes. We look forward to seeing more of John's work.
Finally, don't miss Kenneth Ward's poignant memory, 'Goodbye Bubie'. This is the story of a teenage boy who was forced to leave his homeland and start a new life in a strange country. There is other memories from later in his life entitled 'Cavalry Charge' and 'The Advance'.
If you or one of your relatives have some memories, why not send them to us and share them with the many visitors who come to the site? Sometimes things that seem just ordinary everyday events to us are of great interest to people who live in another country or come from a different generation.
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