Tell me the story of your first experience at the Chow Hall. What did you think of the food? Did ‘three squares’ still sound like a good idea? Who were your bunk mates? Did they have any funny habits? Was it your first time living away from home? How did you feel about that? Did you find other people did things differently than you and the folks back home? What were some of these differences?
Writing down your memories is just like speaking them only using a pen or a computer rather than your voice. Then again, if you want to just talk and let me or one of my writers take notes, get in touch. I would love to help you tell your stories so you can save them for your family.
You just have to start and you will find the stories will usually flow. Talk into a recorder or ask one of your children or grandchildren to spend a few hours helping you. Their questions will probably fuel your memories and get you on the path of leaving those stories and thoughts behind.
Just tell me a story.