So here I was with a dilemma. I learned at a young age how to make “lemonade from lemons”, so to speak. I made a sign “Author without a book” which in itself got a laugh or two. I explained “the perils of Pauline” situations I seem to go through in life and I had a proof copy book to show what ithe book would look like. The book deals with ‘the good ol’ days and the people I was speaking to were from then. Because I am ‘old’ I have a lot of ‘old’ stuff in my house. I gathered up a wagon full and presented them in a display on a table. They were things everyone recognized. That is except for a worker there was was so funny. He kept saying…”What IS that?” He was so interested he put his name down to get a book when they come in.There was a candlestick telephone which he hadn’t a clue. He did recognize a few things he had even played with as a kid but was amazed it came from ‘our time’.
I started off with the small group blowing bubbles. Then I tested their memories with thinking back to various topics and they were thrilled to remember those things again. We laughed and reminisced and I even got them to play a couple games. Drop the clothespins in the bottle and then one they had never heard of before with cotton balls, a spoon and a bowl and blindfold. It’s actually described in the book. They all had a great me and left with smiles and memories to take with them. One man even came up to get a hug from me. Ya, know, sometimes maybe…just maybe, things happen for a purpose. Maybe, just maybe I wasn’t supposed to have the book yet when I spoke. It was a great ime even for me