Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Dia de los Muertos, NaNoWriMo, and your family history

Today I went to our history museum to see the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. I love this celebration, kind of like the Japanese Obon time but more colorful and fun. Both these celebrations honor family … Continue reading

Posted in family gathering, heritage, history, holiday, lifewriting, memoir writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Thanksgiving is for family relationships and stories

Women’s Memoirs, a lifewriting blog I follow, had aninteresting post recently that’s worth sharing. Matilda had read The New Science of Love:  How Understanding the Brain’s Wiring Can Help Kindle Your Relationship, by Dr. Fran Cohen Praver. Since Thanksgiving is … Continue reading

Posted in holiday, recipe, relationship, storytelling | Tagged | 2 Comments

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

Posted in family gathering, holiday, storytelling | Tagged | 2 Comments