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Exercise 4 – 5 acres of memories

In 1950 when I was 10 years old we moved to Alderwood Manor, WA. I remember driving down that gravel road and as we neared the property, I saw these magnificent tall Poplar trees. Their leaves were waving to me … 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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Our Family photo; 1965

A FAMILY PICTURE — 1965 This is a family picture in black and white. My father, mother, two brothers, me and my youngest sister. We are standing in front of the newly built house in Dhanmondi. We had specially dressed … 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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My sister – Lesson 2

My Sister She was 20 years older than me and the oldest of us kids. There were 4 boys in between, the three oldest just a few years younger than her. The last boy was about 10 years younger than … Continue reading

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ENCOUNTERS

If I told people I’d seen a ghost they wouldn’t believe me, but I have had two encounters in my lifetime and my uncle had one as well. It took me a long time to understand what was going on … 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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Memoir: First Turkey Hunt

The first time my dad took me hunting with him, I was afraid of what would happen. I couldn’t have been more than six, and he took me out one fine spring morning to sit with him in the woods … Continue reading

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Premont’s Music of the Night (No Particular Lesson)

I’ve often said that Mr. Holland’s Opus was tied with Almost Famous, as being my all time favorite movie. You will never get to see the small town of Premont, Texas through the eyes I have experienced it to be. … Continue reading

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