A Memoir in Bits and Pieces

I’m writing a book. This is news how? It says I’m a writer in the intro for this blog.

But this is a special book. It won’t be for general publication. It will be written in my own handwriting, in a leather bound journal that was a gift from my niece. It will be one of a kind.

The title of this extraordinary book is Recollections: A Memoir in Bits and Pieces. I realized several years ago how much things have changed in the fifty-plus years I’ve been alive. See what I did there, telling you I’m old without telling you how old? Ha! But I digress.

My siblings at Easter. I’m the one on the right not looking at the camera!

I thought this would just be a project for my family, something for my nieces and nephews to fight over when I’m gone, interesting bits of our family history, until some friends convinced me that people in the wider world would be interested as well. With that in mind, I will be posting some of these short essays here in the future.

Something to keep in mind as you read these: I grew up in a rural community. To say we were not well off is an understatement. We were poor. I don’t necessarily consider that a bad thing…now. At the time, it was very much a bad thing. We didn’t go hungry, we weren’t that poor, but looking back, I know that my parents struggled.

I won’t be revealing any deep, dark family secrets, mostly because there aren’t that many and probably not that captivating for the general public. Also because my family might smack me for it!

If this sounds like something you would enjoy reading, check back here soon!


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