Category Archives: Memoir

Saving Your Own Story – Part 6

In recent posts, I’ve written that creating lists, identifying a theme, preparing timelines and doing research are good steps toward creating your own personal history. In my last post, I provided a list of questions to ask to help explore … Continue reading

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Saving Your Story – Part 5

EIGHT GREAT QUESTIONS FOR YOUR STORY In recent posts, I wrote that creating lists, identifying a theme, preparing timelines and doing research are good steps toward creating your own personal history. Next, I was going to share information about picking … Continue reading

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Sharing Your Own Story – Step 3

In recent posts, I wrote about how creating lists and identifying a theme were good steps toward creating your own personal history. A next step should be preparing a timeline. Start at the beginning of whatever time period you are … Continue reading

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The Spirit Still Lives

I remember Grammy. Grammy was my great-grandmother. In our family, she’s the one who took care of us.  She cooked, she cleaned, she made our lunch and she was there every day when we came home from school. As a child, … Continue reading

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The Pastor’s Wife

In 2008 when I was finishing a degree in adult development, I needed a capstone project in order to graduate. As I considered my options, I thought about a woman I know. Since she always wanted to document her story, … Continue reading

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My Ruse

My husband and I met in high school. Our circles overlapped, but we weren’t close friends and we never dated. He would tell you he wasn’t ready for me, yet. I’m not sure what that means, but I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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New Traditions

For the last few weeks, I’ve been sharing some of the holiday traditions in our home. My family holds our traditions dear, perhaps stubbornly so. Goodness, I’m rejoicing this year they will allow me to substitute Brussel sprouts for the … Continue reading

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