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    Saturday
    Feb272010

    Isak Dinesen on Storytelling

    Today’s Memoir/Family History Quote
    “To be a person is to have a story to tell.”
    Isak Dinesen
    Today’s Literary Birthday
    19th century American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was born on this day in 1807. He was the most popular poet of his day and viewed by contemporaries as the most distinguished poet the United States had produced. His best remembered poems include Evangeline, The Village Blacksmith, The Song of Hiawatha, and The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere. In addition to his lyric poems Longfellow was the first American to translate Dante’s Divine Comedy.
    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:

    Can you play an instrument? What instrument do you wish you could play?

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