About the Author
The author, referred to as Old Bill, having lived seventy years has a broad beam both anatomically and in experience regarding memories of the golden years. This is Old Bill's third book, but first on this subject. Old Bill has taught many senior courses in "Writing and Organizing Your Memories" at Senior Centers, YMCAs and other organizations. These courses produced three things. First, was the absolute joy on the face of seniors as their personal memories came rushing back. Secondly, Old Bill learned more from the seniors than he imagined and some of the audiences special "moments" are incorporated in this book. Third, he learned that organizing and prioritizing memories is the biggest stumbling block for most seniors-who have hidden away, some amazing stories that need to be shared. Inspiring memory telling is one reason for Bill's book; Bill believes that helping seniors recall and tell their stories helps their current family and generations yet to come. Old Bill's free website, www.backwhen.com, has many stories that seniors contributed that help jog senior memories and can even help with accuracy. The website also provides a collection of tips on writing memories that can help the reader. These "tips" were developed in the course of the seminars and focus on organizing personal memories. Old Bill believes that hidden in our memories are the enduring values and lessons we have learned in a lifetime and the hope for our children's future.