As a volunteer in the chaplain's department of our community, I have been asked the help a lady in her 90's to document her story. 2014-2015 we had a project here, called MY STORY, in which each of us were given the opportunity to document a part of what makes us an individual. I took part in that project, and as a result have a booklet entitled "Our 1950's Immigration." The administration is continuing it with interested people who live in the full-care facilities.
So, now there is this lady, who could not work with the Senior school students who usually work on the stories as part of their English curricuIum. I will meet her on Thursday and see what it is that she has in mind.
If she wants her total live story, well that is not on. So I will need to find out what there is special in her life. Did she have a special job, a special marriage and family, did she do some special volunteering or other activity. If it is able to focus in on any one of those, then we can make that into a good story.
Once that has been settled, then we can talk about what format she would like it in. Would she like an A4 or A5 style booklet, a photo book or a large poster, to tell her story. Any one of those is acceptable, but they all require a different way of writing. When all those questions have been clarified it will be a matter of getting information from her which tells the story and enables the chosen format to be assembled.
I am really looking forward to all of that as it will be a great experience to advance my writing while pleasing this lady. From here on it is full speed ahead.