We had 18
lovely ladies gather at the 'Loading Dock Restaurant' at McMenamin's
Edgefield Manor in Troutdale, OR for our August Crimson Crones event.
Edgefield Manor, built in 1911, served for several decades as the Multnomah
County Poor Farm. Just for fun, we invited one of the wait staff
and a small group of men (who were bicycling through the area) to don red
hats and have their photos taken with us. They were very good sports
put on our thinking caps to write our own '6-word memoirs' based on a
challenge presented to Ernest Hemingway where he had to tell a
story in just 6 words. Hemingway came up with 'For Sale. Baby
shoes. Never worn.'
had a different point of reference so we were able to enjoy some
WONDERFUL stories! Regrettably, I didn't write them all down as I
now wish we'd done. Here are just a few:
marriage is a success...Rod.
sale. Wedding dress. One dollar.
beach boy on beach. Married.
and pregnant. Rich husband needed.
there. Done that. Am done!
6) Life is
good. Better than expected.
Dean. Five kids. Looking again.
start. Spread wings. Flying free.