Give a gift of re­gion’s mem­o­ries

The Gympie Times - - NEWS -

LOOK­ING for a Christ­mas present that’s a bit out of the or­di­nary?

A 225-page book fea­tur­ing older Gympie re­gion res­i­dents’ anec­dotes and sto­ries of what it was like “way back when” is the ideal gift for all ages.

Com­piled and pub­lished by The Gympie Lit­tle Kids Day Out team, When we were Young was re­cently launched at Gympie Li­brary.

Many of those who at­tended the open­ing had their sto­ries fea­tured in the book and were ac­com­pa­nied by chil­dren, grand­chil­dren and great­grand­chil­dren, all ea­ger to share with oth­ers what they did as chil­dren.

The team had such a re­sponse that it was de­cided to group sto­ries in in­dexed cat­e­gories such as Gympie Show, school, the beach, work­ing on the farm, an­i­mals, floods at home, en­ter­tain­ments, games, plus many more mak­ing it easy to choose which sto­ries to look up.

If you want to look up what a friend may have con­trib­uted,

the in­dex at the back lists all con­trib­u­tors and the page.

Lib­er­ally il­lus­trated with rel­e­vant pho­tos and cartoons, this book should be sold out as soon as it goes on sale.

As a Christ­mas gift for ei­ther end of the fam­ily it would be ideal, and would be bound to spark “I re­mem­ber” com­ments around the ta­ble.

When we were Young should be avail­able in some cof­fee shops and at Tom Grady un­til Christ­mas for $25.

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