Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thurs, 10/23 & 30, 7 p.m. FREE Memoir Writing Workshop

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Jean Schweid at 860-441-6750 or jschweid@groton-ct.gov
 
Memoir Writing for Adults, a Two-Part Workshop at the Groton Public Library
Memoir Writing for Adults, a two-part workshop facilitated by Lisa Saunders, will be held at the Groton Public Library on Thursday, October 23 & October 30 at 7 p.m.
The workshop will give participants an opportunity to practice writing their life story to share with family, friends and the public.  Participants only need  bring pen and paper or a laptop to class. Other helpful materials to bring to class include yearbooks or photo albums.
Writing exercises will include some basic questions to start the process of writing a life story.  Answers will be shared in the second class. Some of the questions participants will be asked are:
•        When/where born?
•        What was your childhood home like?
•        What were the happiest times?
•        List your most vivid memories. Pick one and expand upon it.
•        Were you ever in an accident?
•        What major life lesson have you learned?
•        Did someone ever save your life or you save theirs?
•        Were you ever afraid of something?
About the Instructor: Lisa Saunders of Mystic is a freelance writer and author of three memoirs including Mystic Seafarer's Trail.  She is also an award-winning writer, TV talk show host, publicist and columnist for Patherfinder magazine where she features "Widow/ers of History." A graduate of Cornell University, she is a part-time historical interpreter at Mystic Seaport, member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and Mystic River Historical Society, and is the parent representative of the Congenital CMV Foundation.
Participants should plan to attend both sessions. Space is limited. Registration is required. Please call the Library at 860-441-6750 or email the library at reference@groton-ct.gov
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Tea and Talk on 100-year-old Message from Time Capsule

A 100-year-old time capsule letter from former Groton, Conn., resident Abby Day Slocomb. Photo by Lisa Saunders
 
Public Invited to Tea and Talk on 100-year-old

Message From Time Capsule

 
Fundraiser Hosted by Anna Warner Bailey Chapter of the
Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution

 
Mystic, CT—The Anna Warner Bailey Chapter of the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution (CTDAR), will hold its annual tea fundraiser on October 25 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Mystic. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014, 2-4 p.m.

"Tea and War-Weary Message to Women of 2014 from 100-Year-old Time Capsule"

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

15 Pearl St., Mystic, CT

Keynote Speaker: Lisa Saunders, author

Admission: $8.00

The Anna Warner Bailey Chapter of the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution (CTDAR) will serve tea, finger sandwiches and cake on bone china.

The keynote speaker, author Lisa Saunders of Mystic, will discuss the September 6, 2014,  opening of a 100-year-old time capsule sent to the U.S. during WWI.  The soldered-shut tin case had been placed in a wooden box and mailed from Zurich, Switzerland, by former Groton resident, Abby Day Slocomb, to the regent of the Anna Warner Bailey Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. Abby Day Slocomb is the founder of the Anna Warner Bailey Chapter. The time capsule was opened at the Chapter's meeting held on September 6 in honor of the anniversary of the Battle of Groton Heights. In addition to news clippings of what is now known as WWI, was a letter written on Thanksgiving Day of 1914 addressing women of 2014. The time capsule will be on display at the tea.

Proceeds from the tea fundraiser will benefit several civic projects such as Good Citizen, American History Essay and Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) student awards.  For more information, contact Mrs. Janet F. Purinton of Mystic, Regent of Anna Warner Bailey Chapter, CTDAR, at: (860) 572-8780, awbregent@gmail.com.

 
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Chapter meetings/luncheons are 2nd Thursday of Oct-Dec, Mar - Jun, 11 a.m. September meetings held on the 6th to commemorate Battle of Groton Heights.

Mission of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution: to perpetuate the memory and the spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence; to promote the development of an enlightened public opinion, and to foster patriotic citizenship.

Any woman is eligible for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution who is not less than 18 years old and who is descended from a patriot of the American Revolution.

 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A100-Year-Old Time Capsule Mystery Solved!

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lisa Saunders, Public Relations Chairmen
Anna Warner Bailey Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
 

One Hundred-Year-Old Time Capsule Mystery To Be Solved

Anna Warner Bailey Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, Hosts Public Reception to Celebrate

 

Reception at Groton Congregational Church free and open to the public

 

Groton, CT—After 100 years, the mysterious contents of a time capsule held at the Fort Griswold Monument House will be revealed at the meeting of the Anna Warner Bailey Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), on the anniversary of the Battle of Groton Heights, September 6, 2014. The public is invited to view its contents at the following reception held at Groton Congregational Church: 

 

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 1 p.m.

Groton Congregational Church

62 Monument Street, Groton, CT

Light refreshments

 

A public reception will be held following the Anna Warner Bailey Chapter 10:30 a.m. business meeting and invitation-only opening of their 100-year-old time capsule. The “Time Capsule,” a soldered shut tin case placed in a wooden box, was mailed from Zurich, Switzerland, 100 years ago by Anna Warner Bailey Chapter founder, Abby Day Slocomb. A letter from a U.S. Special Commissioner dated March 1, 1915, stated that the “package is to be passed at the port of arrival without examination of its contents, and WITHOUT DESTRUCTION OF THE INNER METAL CASE.”

 

For more information, contact Mrs. Janet F. Purinton, Regent of Anna Warner Bailey Chapter, CTDAR, at: (860) 572-8780, awbregent@gmail.com.

 

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Chapter meetings/luncheons are 2nd Thursday of Oct-Dec, Mar - Jun, 11 a.m. September meetings held on the 6th to commemorate Battle of Groton Heights.

 

Mission of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution: to perpetuate the memory and the spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence; to promote the development of an enlightened public opinion, and to foster patriotic citizenship.

 

Any woman is eligible for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution who is not less than 18 years old and who is descended from a patriot of the American Revolution.