Life Stories

In 2013 I started going to a writer’s guild called “Word and Image Guild” for the Hermitage community that meets at McKendree Retirement Village where I was living at the time. Many were working on their memoirs and many of our writing assignments were to write about events in our lives at various ages. I’m putting them here as a growing collection that just might become a book one of these days. The menu below has the stories arranged in chronological order as they happened in my life and not in the order written. Each will have the date I wrote it indicated and when it happened. This has been fun! The header photo is of three of us with a larger group telling stories around the campfire on Christmas Eve 2000.  Read about it in Gambia Stories.    -Charlie

Sometimes reality is too complex. Stories give it form.”

– Jean Luc Godard

Life Stories Menu

*This starred story is on another page of my website (like Family or Spirit) but linked from here as one of my stories. It will not appear in the top menu for this page but on its location page menu.

See also Biographies  which sometimes are stories or include stories.