Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Elder Storytelling Place: The Frugal Crafter

For a long time Ronni Bennett of Time Goes By: What It’s Really Like to Get Older, has been impressed with the storytelling talent of elderbloggers and has decided it is a a worthy idea to collect elder stories. She says experts say it is important to collect and organize our stories for ourselves as we get older - it helps give meaning to the lives we have lived. So, in April of this year she launched a new blog: The Elder Storytelling Place, a natural adjunct to her main blog. The stories are short, limited to 750 words or less, and the subjects varied.

What does this have to do with fiber, you ask? Directly, not a whole lot, but I like both blogs and many of us are getting older. To get you started, I thought The Frugal Crafter, a story about a knitter, an appropriate introduction.

And while we are on the subject, figcincinnati members, why don't some of you consider submitting your own story or stories? Although the stories can be about anything, it would be fun to read about your textile adventures. Anyone over 50 is eligible. If you are featured, let me know and I will post a link. Click here for the rest of the rules.

2 comments:

Ronni Bennett said...

Thank you, Diane, for such a nice story about The Elder Storytelling Place. Just one thing, though - although starting it has been on my mind for a year, it did not launch until early April this year.

But it's already growing in readership and the quality of stories people are sending is terrific.

Again, thank you for passing on the word about the new blog.

Dianne said...

Thanks Ronni, I've made the correction.