"Two possible ideas, with opposite points of view: 1) publish what your mother wrote, just as she wrote it, with annotations in the margins, or as footnotes, indicating where documented data varies from her remembrances. 2) write your own family…"
My mother wrote constantly. When she wasn't writing letters she wrote diaries, and when she wasn't writing diaries, she wrote memoirs. In fact, I have come across 4 different memoirs, from 4 to 30 pages long, with much overlap. The fascinating thing is that each time she told the same story, she told it from another point of view, with a different emphasis, thus adding more and more detail every time.The question is, how to write this up. I have already transcribed her writings verbatim…See More
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.See More