Monthly Archives: October 2010

My Mother’s Christmas Gift

s they say, none of us are getting any younger and, this year, I (and each of my siblings) have seemed to help my mother take care of more things. At 89, she still lives alone but that is made possible by the support she receives. So, I realized that it was not too early to get going on this memoir project… Continue reading

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5 Steps to Gathering Memories at Family Events

Following a few basic steps, anyone can succeed at writing interesting and meaningful lifestories. Gathering information from relatives—interviewing—is one of these basic steps you can master. People love to tell their stories… Continue reading

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“Making Nice” Will Trip You Up

You can always tell the story in the “official” version, but you will be at odds to tell the story well. Continue reading

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Family Myths: Going Beyond

The myths we tell are so powerful that we see them as true… Continue reading

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