“I urge you to pursue preserving your personal history to allow your children and grandchildren to know who you were as a child and what your hopes and dreams were.”
Today’s Literary Birthday
Former Los Angeles police officer turned mystery writer Joseph Wambaugh was born on this day in 1933. Wambaugh is known for both hard-boiled and realistic police procedural novels like The New Centurions, The Blue Knight and The Choirboys as well a true crime books like The Onion Field. His screenplay for The Black Marble (1983) and his book Fire Lover – A True Story have won Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America.
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 recall stories told by your grandparents? What do you know about each grandparent?