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    Monday
    Mar012010

    Hearing and Telling Stories

    Today’s Memoir/Family History Quote
    “All human beings have an innate need to hear and tell stories and to have a story to live by.”
    Harvey Cox
    Today’s Literary Birthday
    American novelist, critic and scholar, Ralph Ellison was born on this day in 1914. Ellison’s novel of an unnamed African-American man in New York City, Invisible Man, won the National Book Award in 1953. Ellison wrote over 2000 pages of a second novel, Juneteenth, but never finished it. His later writings consisted mostly of essays and criticism.
    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:

    Have you had a falling out or disagreement with a dear friend that you regret?

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