By Peggy Strait, a member of Get Your Wordsworth
What does an octogenarian author do when there is nothing to do? Check her Amazon Best Sellers Rank, of course! Continue reading
(preserves from a ’40′s Victory Garden, photo via Insideurbangreen.org)
By Frank Munzer, a member of Get Your Wordsworth
I never realized that meditation, as suggested to me, made it possible for me to bring back my family who lived in Whitestone, Queens, during the Second World War. Many years have elapsed where I had not thought of those times; I am amazed now of how incidents of these days gone by have come back to me now as if they have just happened. I ask is this really possible? Somehow I will seize upon the answer. Continue reading
The following is taken from Get Your Wordsworth member Peggy Strait’s memoir Unbound: Memories of an Immigrant Daughter. The book came out of the author’s participation in the Writing from Life Experience group at the Morningside Gardens Cooperative in New York City. It was published by Xlibris and is available at Amazon and Barnes & Nobles.
One day, in 1937, Japanese warplanes flew over China. It was a declaration of war. My father’s reaction was immediate and decisive. He withdrew as much money as he could from his bank, packed it into a suitcase, then hurried home to get his wife and children. We left in the evening for Hong Kong.
We never returned to live in our home in Canton. That day marked the end of the style of life we enjoyed in China. Continue reading