Tag Archives: childhood

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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My Block

Guy told fairytales one summer night, by the court, until it got dark. We were sitting on his car. What a funny name for a man. Guy. Coco levio. One day I joined a huge caravan of bigwheels speeding around … Continue reading

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“Sounds Like Heaven”

It’s summer.  My library card is in my pocket. I’m walking to the library. I’m nine or ten.  Down Batchelder St, onto Shore Pkwy, past Brown St, Haring and onto Nostrand, across Shore Pkwy North of the Belt, then past Voorhies, Ave Z, … Continue reading

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Lucky Book

Choose one of the scenes you listed for Exercise 1, and write part of the scene. Try to weave in some descriptive details Christmas! I’m sure I received many gifts that year. But I can’t remember any of them except … Continue reading

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Lesson 2 3 related topics for memior

CWN   LESSON 2 EXEC 1   3 RELATED TOPICS TO THE 3 WRITEN FOR MEMIOR IDEAS:   1 # 3 Since my strokes life since my strokes   Understanding my new life style ( which was not easy) living … Continue reading

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:esson One 10 possible topics

CWN 10 POSSIBLE TOPICS for a MEMIOR My mother from adolescence to young adulthood till the birth of her 3 children. My father from adolescence (studing to be a priest, wroting poety and studying business, being WW II (front lines) … Continue reading

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Of Wine, Nature and Elegies in Oak

I am not a great recollector or dialogue unfortunately but certain phrases or words do stick. I find my memory picks out sensations and pictorial scenes. Rather like movie with the audio off. I also struggle writing about times that … Continue reading

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Alone

Lesson 6 exercise ..something you were scared of…. I was a pretty sheltered kid. Most of my early years were spent close by my Mom’s side because she was an overprotective and untrusting woman. Unfortunately, that protection did not extend … Continue reading

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The Meeting by the Road

I’m looking for the road where I was to meet someone I knew long ago. I’m not sure who it is and exactly where I’m supposed to go. The guide said I will recognize the place and the person when … Continue reading

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10 minute family photo exercise

This photo was taken in Princeton on the beach I grew up next to. At the time, my mom Laura (shown right) was my only close biological family. Miranda, the little girl in the photo (with her back to the … Continue reading

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