Sunday, February 16, 2014

LC Hayden

Friends, one of our own is in need of our prayers and support! 
I am sharing this of LC Hayden's page:

Status Update

By Lc Hayden
Have been lots of private posts and e-mails about this so I decided to answer all at once. This past Sunday was absolutely wonderful. I had all three grandkids (seven months, two and four years old) and had the best time. Then we met with the parents (our son and his wife) and had a wonderful dinner. Went home about 8 PM, and I went to the bathroom just because that was the thing to do. No emergency. Nothing. I wasn't expecting to fill the toilet bowl with blood. That happened three more times during the night. By the morning I was in serious pain so I went to the ER. They found a mass in my kidneys the size of a football. The ER said they weren't equipped to handle that kind of emergency, so they put me in an ambulance (my first ambulance ride!) and took me to the hospital, which is where I am.

The operation to remove the mass and the kidney (both kidneys might have to go--they won't know until they open me up) will be this Wednesday at Providence Hospital at 10:30 AM. The doctors are calling it kidney cancer although no biopsy has been done. I'm praying--and please pray for me too--that they'll only have to take one kidney and the other one is okay. I have the greatest belief that all will turn well. I'll just have to learn to live with one kidney, which many people have been able to.

I'll be released from the hospital today (Thurs.) (I'm at Sierra Medical Center) and will need to report to Providence on Wednesday. But that's good, as it'll give me a couple of days to try to catch up with my work.

Hope you're well. Please add me to your prayer list.


L. C.

If anybody needs LC Hayden's address email me and I will get it to you!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

I am passing this on for Chris Susany who delighted us with a great writing workshop yesterday:

Dear EPWL Members and Guests:

I Just wanted to thank everyone (members and guests) for your attendance at my Writing Workshop this afternoon. I truly appreciated your critiquing comments and suggestions. Your feedback provides the fuel for future "New and Improved" writing workshops. Ultimately my hope was that each of you would carry away a nugget of insight or a glimmer of inspiration that will encourage you to keep writing and searching for the right way to tell you story.

At this age/stage of my life, my biggest regret is that I didn't pay close enough attention to the stories my elders tried to share. I heard, but I didn't listen. Now, I am too soon old, and too late smart, and unfortunately for me and my progeny, the wellspring of original recounts has dried up.That leaves me trying to piece together a disjointed puzzle of hogdge-podge heresay and bonafide history. All those great memories that could have, should have been captured for posterity's sake are now nothing but dust in the wind.

Please, don't let the winds sweep away your memories. Memories are what make us memorable.


PS: If any member would like a copy of the Memoir Writing hand outs, please tell them to contact
Christine O. Susany, Literary Craftsman

Monday, February 3, 2014

February Meeting

February’s Program

CHRIS SUSANY will be the guest speaker for this Saturday’s program: “Memoir Writing: Spanning the Genres.”  In keeping with the month of February, the theme she will be exploring is

“The Meaning of Love.”