Spreading Happiness by Sharing Memories in Letters

July 15, 2010 by  
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The wife of my mother’s only cousin is turning 90 in a few days. (Happy Birthday, Cousin Pauline!) I had a card ready to pop in the mail, but I didn’t want to send off wishes for her big day without adding a personal note. It would have been easier for me to scribble a […]

Collecting the Memories of a Life: An Introduction to Writing Your Memoirs

February 22, 2010 by  
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Have you ever thought about writing your memoir? “Nope, it’s way too hard,” you think. That is exactly what I thought, too, until my 85 year old mother unintentionally gave me the nudge I needed. My mother has always been quite secretive about her life, never one to share stories. On a visit several months […]