Seattle Seniors Release 'The Way We Were: Ballard Seniors'

Seattle Seniors tell their stories.

Book launch for "The Way We Were: Ballard Seniors" edited by Claire Anderson will be held Monday, December 16th, at the Ballard NW Senior Center, 5429 32nd Avenue NW. Seattle, WA. Liquid refreshments, hors d'oeurves and desserts will be served.

Seattle Seniors' stories will make you laugh, gasp, and cry. From growing up in Victorian 1800-era houses, or living in a city being bombed in1944 to climbing mountains in the Alps, auto races, life-saving events, and sailing in the Atolls, this book will amaze you.

The authors, retired seniors, have had lives of thrilling and humorous adventures. "The Way We Were: Ballard Seniors" is a compilation from a Memoir-Writing class given at the Ballard NW Senior Center coached by author Claire Anderson.

"These stories are as good as anything you will hear on NPR", says Anderson. "I introduced this course in order to do something with my life. As we went along and the seniors started to write their stories, I realized I had stumbled upon a gold mine. Each week I heard heart-warming stories that made me laugh and cry. I knew I had to share this gift with others."

Anderson's last book, "Sightless in Seattle, Adventures with My Guide Dog", published in 2012, tells the story of her rare optic stroke and rebuilding her life with the help of her Guide Dog DaVida.

"The Way We Were: Ballard Seniors" is available from The Secret Garden Book Store (2214 NW Market St. Seattle, WA. ), Amazon.com., or directly from Claire Anderson.




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