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    Saturday
    Jan302010

    Connect Through Telling Your Stories

    Today’s Memoir/Family History Quote
    “It is through stories that we really connect with each other."
    Kate Lutz, co-president of the Rocky Mountain Storytellers Guild
    Today’s Literary Birthday
    Self-trained, best-selling American popular historian Barbara Tuchman was born on this day in 1912.Tuchman used clear, dramatic storytelling with abundant detail to produce books that sold millions of copies including The Proud Tower, A Distant Mirror, and The First Salute. She twice won the Pulitzer Price, once for Stillwell and the American Experience in China and again for The Guns of August.
    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:

    What key lesson have you learned from someone not related to you, who wasn’t a teacher?

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