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    Monday
    Jan112010

    Robert De Niro on Family History

    Today’s Memoir/Family History Quote
    “One regret I have: I didn't get as much of the family history as I could have for the kids.”
    Robert De Niro
    Today’s Literary Birthday
    South African novelist and political activist Alan Patton was born on this day in 1903. His book Cry the Beloved Country was documenting the racism, discrimination and exploitation which would give rise to apartheid was published in 1948, the year the South African government enacted the first apartheid laws. In 1953 Patton was a founder of the South African Liberal Party which was later outlawed by the apartheid government. He wrote two memoirs Towards the Mountains and Journey Continued.
    Today’s Memoir/Family History Memory Trigger
    Each day we offer a question or action to help you trigger your memories of things which will make your memoir or family history richer, more detailed and more interesting. Reflect on the prompt and see what ideas it triggers. Here’s today’s:

    Are there any legends in your family? Do you believe them?

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