Author Archives: LindaLou

Memoir Writing – Lesson 8 – My Later Years

I am celebrating my 75th Birthday this week.  I have traveled with my youngest daughter, Heather, and her son Brian via car to visit my eldest daughter, Dawn, in Sugar Land, Texas. Dawn’s husband and two oldest children live in … Continue reading

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Memoir Writing – Lesson 7 – Writing about people – Teachers

I had picked one teacher, but as I started writing this lesson there were three that had made an impact on me. My first “romantic” crush was on my bookkeeping teacher, Mr. Foos.  He was soft spoken, Latin-looking (dark hair, … Continue reading

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Memoir Writing – Lesson 6 – Voice and Perspective – Not Afraid Of

Try as I might I could not think of a thing that I was afraid of as a child.  I always felt protected.  Whenever a babysitter was called for it was either my mother, my father, an aunt, or my … Continue reading

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Memoir Writing – Lesson 5 – Scenes – Double Date

It was a warm summer night and it was raining for our double date.  This was my first date with Kurt.  I wore a lime-green, shirt-waist, dress for the occasion.  My girlfriend, Carole, who arranged this double date was similarly … Continue reading

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Memoir Writing – Lesson 4 – After The Return

My heart surgery was only supposed to keep me away from home a week.  Just before the week was up I contracted something unknown.  I wasn’t lucid for a good month while they tried to figure out what was going … Continue reading

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Essentials of Memoir Writing – Lesson 3 – 50th Anniverary

Mom and Dad’s 50th wedding anniversary was looming on the horizon and Mom was not looking forward to it.  She just wanted it to sneak by without any fanfare. My brother, Chip, and I thought differently.  We decided to plot … Continue reading

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Memoir Writing – Lesson 2 – Sisters

I am the eldest of three children. There is a four year difference between my sister, Diane, and I.  We were as different as night and day.  During our preteen years I was a girly girl and she was a … Continue reading

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Memior Writing – Lesson 1 – Mom and Books

Books! We were on our way to the library!  My mother and I were avid readers, my sister not so much.  Mom and I would leave with 8-10 books each.  Diane?  She might have 2. During our summer breaks, especially, … Continue reading

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