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    Saturday
    Feb202010

    Hannah Arendt on Storytelling

    Today’s Memoir/Family History Quote
    Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.
    Hannah Arendt
    Today’s Literary Birthday
    French novelist Pierre Boulle was born this day in 1912. His two best known books are most famous as movies: The Bridge Over the River Kwai and The Planet of the Apes. He gave the shortest acceptance speech in the history of the Academy Awards when he won for the script for Bridge Over the River Kwai. He said, “Merci.”
    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 the family you thought you would have (as an adult) when growing up.

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