Shirley Hinman, Sharon Buckman, Sue Becherer, Katherine
Flotz, Diane Stratton, Bob Philpot, Al Koch, Cindy Horgash, Audrey Warzyniak,
Shirley Vaughan, Ruthann Graczyk, Amy Brailey, Sharon Palmeri, Beverly
SHARON PALMERI reminded members that the WOH meetings would be as follows: The second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The second Thursday will be at the Merrillville Library from 4:30 to 6:30 P.M. and the fourth Thursday at Pappas Restaurant in Crown Point from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M.
KATHERINE FLOTZ read her one page short story entitled, “WHAT IS ONE OF YOUR EARLIEST CHILDHOOD MEMORIES,” the title given to her each week to be published at the end of the year. This memory related to a plate of home baked cookies she was instructed to take to a neighbor whose dog attacked her.
AL KOCH read his two page short story entitled, “SEPTEMBER.” The story tells of all the various things September can mean for all the different things in our lives. For me, the one that states, “September is peaceful easy feelings, porch swings, lawn chairs, and being with those you love.”
SHIRLEY VAUGHAN read two pages of her third novel which begins where her second novel HEAVEN'S PLAN leaves off. Mary struggles with a possessive husband while caring for their two young children and working full time.
SHIRLEY HINMAN read her 22 line poem entitled, “SUMMERS PAST.” Shirley’s poem relates to her various wonderful memories of sweet smells of a lilac tree and a scene that she wishes she could return to in a summer past.
SHARON BUCKMAN continued reading two pages from her novel, RUNNING ON A TREADMILL. In this part of the story, Sandy finds out that Eric has discovered where she is hiding. Since he is certain that she must be running out of money, he decides to go to her mother’s house.
AUDREY WARZYNIAK read her short story entitled, “BAD BOY,” TOLD YOU SO! In this part of her story she tries to bring attention to her husband that their marriage is in trouble. She is also worried about the various women hanging out with her boys.
CINDY HORGASH read her 1200 word short story entitled, “JITTERBUG.” The story tells of an older, once chatty, man living in a nursing home who had become withdrawn after losing his wife. After being challenged to compete in a storytelling, he tells of a story happening in his W.W.2 days in the Navy.
BEVERLY STANISLAWSKI read her one page short story entitled, “THEIR SONG.” The story begins with an older woman putting money in miniature table jukebox. When she comes to C-12, Their Song, the familiar rhythm took her back to the wonderful times and the summer that promised eternal love.
AMY BRAILEY continued reading Chapter 27 of her novel, JON EVERETT and the HALL OF HISTORY. In this part of the novel, Jon, as part of George Washington’s army, attacked Fort Duquesne and is now on the run.
SHARON PALMERI continued reading the part of her memoir dating from 1966-67, entitled “THE INDEPENDENT BIRD.” In this memoir, Sharon is introduced, by a classmate, to a local Dee Jay who worked at Gary’s WLTH radio station.” He introduces her to the life of a radio station Dee Jay. They dated a short time and he tried to encourage her to go into the radio field. She never saw him again until decades later when she was introduced to him as the new station engineer of a local digital radio station she was working at.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 P.M.