While this blog started as memoir for my children and grandchildren, I have discovered that my stories often trigger memories in my readers that were long forgotten. So pick a story and hopefully it will do the same for you! Especially if you are a baby boomer.
Retired elementary and special education teacher. Mother of three, grandmother of three, still working alongside my husband at our business which involves agriculture and excavating.
Some of my best-read blogs:
https://retiredruth.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/daily-prompt-the-clock/ Writing Challenge
https://retiredruth.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/the-rest-of-the-story/ Follow up to the Writing Challenge
http://wp.me/p2p11A-31 Gum Wrapper Chain
http://wp.me/p2p11A-fV Grandma’s Cake Pan
If you, too are serious about recording your own memories here are some bloggers and books that have helped me:
Thinking About Memoir by Abigail Thomas
Old Friend from Far Away by Natalie Goldberg
I have also discovered Marion Roach, who teaches memoir writing and has an excellent website that has introduced me to some terrific writers and has helped me in my pursuit of writing. Check her out here: http://marionroach.com/marion-roach-smiths-blog-the-memoir-project/