Category Archives: family gathering

Grannie Annie kids tell WWII family stories

The heirloom silver spoon that stopped a bullet, a kind woman who saved the enemy and found a husband, hiding from Germans in North Carolina, a beach full of oranges—these are some of the stories found in Echoes From World … Continue reading

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Visiting your family roots far away

Kathy Pooler, a fellow memoir-writer who also encourages others to write their stories, just posted in her Memoir Writer’s Journey blog about a recent visit to Italy where she met her overseas family for the first time. See Back to My … Continue reading

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Blest be the ties that bind: a life writing vacation in the country

We just returned from a weekend visit to our relatives in the Tennessee countryside. While our family visits are always pleasant, they usually aren’t exciting and don’t offer new sights like a real vacation would, and I haven’t had one of … Continue reading

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