Magical Memoir Moments

100 Magical Memoir Moments: A Possible New Book?

Have you ever walked out the door, sniffed the air, and felt an arrow fly into your heart? I think there must be another kind of Cupid in addition to the one at Hallmark  — a Memoir Cupid who sends us pangs of joy or sorrow from our past. Scientists who study memory know that…

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Why There’s More than Enough Love to Go Around

It’s tempting to think of love as finite. A loving mother can help her children to trust the infinite nature of love. Were you fortunate enough to have a loving mother? If not, how have you found love in your life? Today’s writing prompt: Can you tell as story of the day that you touched…

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Mother and me on the deck, Spring, 2014

57 Varieties of Wisdom: Sooner or Later, We All Quote Our Mothers (and Fathers)

As I intimated in my last post, the response to my Facebook query asking for examples of sayings from parents was amazing. Fifty-seven responses in all, counting multiple entries and conversations about entries. Then my Facebook friend Linda Hoye posted a Mary Englebreit painting featuring these words: “Sooner or Later, We All Quote Our Mothers.”…

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August 2, 1969

The Frugal Traveler: A Mini-Memoir

The pattern started on our honeymoon, 1969, 40 years ago.  Stuart had $600 in his checking account when we got married.  I spent all the money I earned that summer– the summer of my 21st birthday, the summer of Woodstock and the moon landing, and the summer of our wedding– on the wedding dress, flowers,…

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