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Writing Your Childhood Memories and Family Stories


Writing Your Childhood Memories and Family Stories

Everyone would love to find old letters, a diary or journal from a distant relative. Some have been so fortunate. Have you written yours for your descendants? Post your memories; share your slice of life. It helps everyone recall their stories.

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"Memoing" My Memories booklet

This booklet is for sale and has over 130 prompts. Not your average one or two line prompts. It is designed to have you start writing as soon as you finish reading a topic. Email me if you wish a sample page or two. I can only send them snail mail.

Discussion Forum

Writer's Block 8 Replies

Started by Emily Doolin Aulicino. Last reply by Emily Doolin Aulicino Apr 2, 2013.

Post Your Stories and Memories Here 3 Replies

Started by Emily Doolin Aulicino. Last reply by Emily Doolin Aulicino Apr 2, 2013.

Writing Topic Web Links 2 Replies

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Comment by Shanna Beauvais-Riley on July 27, 2009 at 7:02am
My grandfather - a wonderful, charismatic, charming old gentleman - would regale us with family stories. A year before he passed (which was recently, on June 5th just past), I had audio taped him telling these same stories he had used to make us laugh throughout the years. These .mp3 files are invaluable to me now and I hope to use them to keep the stories going strong in the family by telling them to my niece (now 3) and the only child (yet) in the family. I also plan to write them down and share them; they should never die and by keeping them alive, I also keep a piece of the man I considered more a father than a grandfather forever.
Comment by Lucie Lewis on July 18, 2009 at 6:15pm
I am very happy to have found a group like this. I have long dreamed of writing my families story and have just begun the journey of learning how to do that. I look forward to the learning and sharing experience of being a member of this group.
Comment by Terri O'Connell on July 18, 2009 at 9:56am
For my grandmother in law's 90th, I had her son and daughter collect some of the older pictures and I put together a scrap book for her. Had pictures from when she was married, all 3 of her kids (one had passed as an infant) and then her grand kids and great grand kids. This project took me over a year to do and was my favorite scrap book to date.

For her birthday, she had a surprise party and the talk of the party was that a majority of her grandkids had come out. She was in Jersey. That was until I gave her the scrap book. That became the focal point of her party. Going through all of her memories.

Plus, we got to look and see who looks like who in the family! I loved it.
Comment by Gail Winstanley on July 18, 2009 at 6:33am
Hi Emily What a great idea for a group! I know that as the oldest grandchild in my family, I had the benefit of hearing stories that my younger cousins did not and I've been working on getting them all together to share with our children and grandchildren.
Comment by Margaretann on July 17, 2009 at 3:29pm
Hi Emily,

Thanks for inviting me to your group. I look forward to learning more about sharing childhood memories and stories. I made my mother a journal jar for Christmas one year. She wrote a little about her college years, but in the last few years My sisters and I interview her and add to her notebook. I've kept a personal diary for the past several years as well as daytimers for maybe 10 years. I just can't throw them away.

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