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    Thursday
    Jan212010

    Louis L'Amour on Storytelling

    Today’s Memoir/Family History Quote
    “I think of myself in the oral tradition as a troubadour, a village tale teller, the man in the shadows of the campfire. That's the way I'd like to be remembered as a storyteller. A good storyteller.”
    Louis L'Amour
    Today’s Literary Birthday
    American poet and critic Richard P. Blackmur was born on this day in 1904. He produced several volumes of poetry including From Jordan’s Delight and Second World. In his contributions to the Kenyon Review and The Hound and Horn, Blackmur became one of the nation’s most important critics. His books The Art of the Novel, Language as Gesture and Primer of Ignorance have become classics.
    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:

    Describe an interesting fact or a surprising piece of information from your family history.

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