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    Wednesday
    Feb172010

    Isak Dinesen on Storytelling

    Today’s Memoir/Family History Quote
    “All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.”
    Isak Dinesen
    Today’s Literary Birthday
    Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winner Toni Morrison was born on this day in 1931. Her novels include Sula, The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon and Beloved which won the Pulitzer Prize. Her Nobel Prize citation reads: Toni Morrison, "who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality."
    American novelist Wallace Stegner who won a Pulitzer Prize for The Angle of Repose and a National Book Award for The Spectator Bird was born on this day in 1909. Sometimes called the “dean of Western Writers” Stegner also wrote Big Rock Candy Mountain and Crossing to Safety. He also authored the autobiographical Where the Bluebird Sings to the Lemonade Springs.
    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:

    Are you at ease socially? What causes you to be that way and what are the benefits and problems of being that way?

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