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    Ellen Goodman on the Importance of Family Stories

    Today’s Memoir/Family History Quote
    “What the next generation will value most is not what we owned but the evidence of who we were and the tales of how we loved. In the end, it's the family stories that are worth the storage.”
    Ellen Goodman
    Today’s Literary Birthday
    Romance novelist Ashley Jamieson was born on this day. Her books include Cooper’s Last Stand, For Better or Worse, Mr. Lucky, The Man Who Came in From the Cold and The Substitute Daddy. Jamieson has also written for public radio and television and for the Illinois Times..
    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:

    Tell family gossip or gossip about neighbors.

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