I have had a long distance connection with my grandmother for all of my life (until these past two wonderful years with her). When we would visit grandma we would try to glean stories from her past, watch her cook amazing meals, and tried to learn what it takes to become so old, so happy, and so settled in life.
The Amazings is a web-based organization out of London that is offering us a way to reconnect with our elders. Each of the elders (retirees over 50) comes from an interesting background, has a story to share, and will teach you a class about something if you are interested. There are artists, woodturners, storytellers, photographers, and many other talents and careers. Personally, I would be interested in taking a course on woodland foraging with Terry or getting to know parts of London with Sean.Oh bet he has some good stories to tell!