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Your Memoirs

Bill has just received, through the post, a fairly thick volume of his uncle's memoirs, just self-published. Uncle was born in 1913 - same year as my father - and he will be 99 in the autumn. He can remember as far back as 1916. His body is frail but his mind is still very sharp - we correspond with him by email as his lives in Australia.

I wondered if any of you have ever thought you might like to write your life-story?

Posted at 9th Jul 2012 - 01:17PM   Posted by Faith   Your Memoirs Comments: 9

Westerwitch's Avatar . . . no . . . Very Happy

Posted by: Westerwitch on 9th Jul 2012 at 01:53PM

Camilla's Avatar A lovely neighbour of mine did this just before he passed away for his family, he had such a colourful life and was such an interesting person full of knowledge and great wit, he died at the age of 91. I would have loved to have seen his Memoirs as he did tell me this would be his intention at the time when he was alive.

As for me...... no way, mine would be too full of worms.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 9th Jul 2012 at 02:18PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Not the whole story, no. But I am writing a blog about our time here in France so that when the episode comes to an end we can look back on it and be reminded of the fun we had.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 9th Jul 2012 at 02:18PM

Camilla's Avatar How lovely Rosie, think our dear Tiggy was doing the same for her family.

Posted by: Camilla on 9th Jul 2012 at 02:42PM

Inthemud's Avatar My dad (80) has written his memoirs, but not yet typed them up, I must say it makes fascinating reading.

Posted by: Inthemud on 9th Jul 2012 at 07:30PM

Withy Brook's Avatar My Mum wrote bits of her life as a child which makes interesting reading. I have started on mine a time or two but never got very far. I lived a strange life as a child and when I have talked about it to my much younger brothers, they said I should write it for my children. May be I will. I know I ought to!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 9th Jul 2012 at 09:02PM

Mountainear's Avatar I've lived, and am still lucky to be still living, a very ordinary life - but that does not make it not worth recording. It is something I have considered doing...and yes, one day may get around to it.

Having done some family history and been involved with local history, I know that personal memoirs become very precious documents. A case in point is the elderly lady whom we always meant to go and talk to about planting potatoes on the Long Mountain, aka the Long Mountain Experiment. (seriously!) She died. Her version of that particular story lost...and I did so want to find out about the land girls lost in the bracken!

Posted by: Mountainear on 9th Jul 2012 at 09:15PM

Fennie's Avatar I have kept a diary now and again, usually when I have been reading one of the great diarists. Is it worth reading? Well bits of it seem most interesting, but there is so much of it. I would need to throw 90 per cent of it away.

Posted by: Fennie on 9th Jul 2012 at 10:58PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar My Dad did laterly, mostly about his young life 13 of them living in two rooms in a tenement and about his time in the Navy during the war but he never got the chance to finish it.

I suppose many of us don't think of our lives as being interesting enough but to a younger generation anything older than 30 is ancient history!

Now where did I put the typewriter...

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 10th Jul 2012 at 09:56AM

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