8-Minute Memoir

Day 1: I remember when

August 16, 2016


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  • Reply Brenda Bensch August 23, 2016 at 10:36pm

    AnnDee — sorry to come late to the “party,” but I DID start with day 1 today. I had decided, within the last couple of months, to write three books, which would ALL be memoir, so THANK YOU for getting me started. My participation will be a little spotty for the rest of this week, but then I’ll buckle down and “get ‘er done !” Memoir #1 is my 30-year-battle with cancer, so far titled “? I Still Have Nipples? (what’s THIS one doing in the Pits?” And I want it to be FUNNY and uplifting (well, not that there’s much left to “uplift” — but you know what I mean). Memoir #2, “My Spiral Life,” will be my life as a teacher, and how I allowed, in fact INSISTED, that my students teach me how to become the teacher I wanted to be. Memoir #3, “THE Trip ! ! !” about my 3 month journey from Utah to Hawaii, all down the CA coast, Acapulco, through the canal, onto 3 Caribbean islands, across the Atlantic to France, Portugal, off-ship at Southampton, England, where I bought a mo-ped (on a whim) and traveled up one side of England into Scotland, down the other side, took ship to Paris and drove south, half-way down the coast of Spain, back, around the French Riviera and into Italy. By the time I started from Rome to Madrid, I had 4 days to make it to Copenhagen to meet my plane to NY, then Utah. I’ll tell you later how I pulled that off ! ! !

    THANK YOU for kick-starting me ! ! ! Brenda (Day 1: 8 min + 8 min + 4 min of my next 8 and I’ve basically got chap. 1 done on the cancer book.)

  • Reply malloryhazel September 8, 2016 at 4:32am

    I loved this first day, it was so pleasant to write. Thanks for the challenge, looking forward to more writing days ahead!

  • Reply Rebecca Brown Wright October 11, 2016 at 1:52pm

    I just found this challenge. It’s just what I needed. Will be returning each day. Thank you!

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