Monthly Archives: February 2011

A Great Memory Generator: More Touchstones for Baby Boomers

Today on Facebook, my friend Linda posted this video of games and activities recollected from growing up in the 1950’s and ’60’s. I recommend you take a trip down memory lane, and you will almost certainly come back with some … Continue reading

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The Night the Battery Died

“Where are those Showalters?” God must have asked. “They’ve had such smooth sailing lately, let’s shake things up for them.”   After a whole week of sunshine and sightseeing in Los Cabos, the Baja, Mexico, and four long flights without … Continue reading

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Selling Serenity: More Dancing with Change

I promised my Facebook friends that I would tell the story of how we sold our Kalamazoo, MI, house (named Serenity) after the closing last Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011. So why not share the saga with the readers of 100Memoirs.com … Continue reading

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Are There Too Many Memoirs? Should Most Life Stories Not Be Told?

If you follow memoir in the news (one of the categories in this blog which could easily be ten times larger if I followed all the relevant stories here), you probably have read Neil Genzlinger’s savage review of three recently … Continue reading

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