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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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Between the riot and war

It was the time between July 1964 to April 1965 in East Pakistan This was the ten-month time slot between Hindu-Muslim riot of January ‘64 and the India-Pakistan war in August ’65. We moved to this rented flat with Boro … Continue reading

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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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