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    Saturday
    Mar062010

    Alex Haley on Family History

    Today’s Memoir/Family History Quote
    “Young and old alike find that knowing one's roots, and thus coming better to know who one is, provides a personally rewarding experience. But even more is involved than uncovering a family history, for each discovered United States family history becomes a newly revealed small piece of American history.”
    Alex Haley
    Today’s Literary Birthday
    Nobel Prize winning Columbian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born on this day in 1928. His best known works, Love in the Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of Solitude helped to popularize magical realism in literature. When chosen for the Nobel, Garcia Marquez said, "I have the impression that in giving me the prize they have taken into account the literature of the sub-continent and have awarded me as a way of awarding all of this literature."
    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:

    If you could change just one thing in the world, what would that be?

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