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    Tuesday
    Feb162010

    What Stories Teach Us

    Today’s Memoir/Family History Quote
    “Stories tell us of what we already knew and forgot, and remind us of what we haven’t yet imagined.”
    Anne Watson
    Today’s Literary Birthday
    English crime writer Ruth Rundell was born on this day in 1930. She has written a series of police procedurals featuring Chief Inspector Wexford. She has written psychological novels like A Judgment in Stone, The Face of Trespass, Talking to Strange Men and The Killing Doll. Writing under the pseudonym Barbara Vine she has published another psychologically driven series. She has been awarded a Silver, Gold and Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association and three Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America.
    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 about all the places you have worked.

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