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    Wednesday
    Feb102010

    Virginia Woolf on Biography

    Today’s Memoir/Family History Quote
    “Biography is to give a man some kind of shape after his death.”
    Virginia Woolf
    Today’s Literary Birthday
    Sidney Sheldon who wrote for TV, films, Broadway and over 50 novels was born on this day in 1917. His TV credits include The Patty Duke Show, I Dream of Jeannie, and Hart to Hart. His musical Redhead won a Tony Award. Sheldon’s best know novels include Master of the Game, The Other Side of Midnight, and Rage of Angels. He wrote a memoir titled The Other Side of Me.
    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 your ideal life. Are you living or close to living your ideal life? If not, what prevents you from being there? Do you have plans or goals to achieve this life?

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