Category Archives: family gathering

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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Holiday storytelling, the talking turkey

The holidays are a perfect time for storytelling. Family gathered, lounging about with full bellies. A member of the Yahoo group Lifewritersforum posted an idea for a family game involving family stories. Each person writes on a small scrap of paper … Continue reading

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