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    Sunday
    Feb212010

    Mark Twain on Life Stories

    Today’s Memoir/Family History Quote
    “There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside the dullest exterior, there is a drama, a comedy, and a tragedy.”
    Mark Twain
    Today’s Literary Birthday
    French writer Anaïs Nin was born on this day in 1903. She is best known for her journals and erotica. Her book Henry and June chronicles Nin’s affair with Henry Miller. Her two best known erotic books were Delta of Venus and Little Birds. She wrote of her relationship with her father in House of Incest.
    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:

    Is there music in your life? What kinds? How does different music make you feel? What music can you not stand to hear?

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