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Make a Memory

Andra Watkins:

Pamela Beckford wrote a great Make a Memory post last week. I’m sharing it as fodder to get you thinking, Dear Reader. I hope you’ll submit your own Make a Memory stories directly to me at mystories(at)andrawatkins(dot)com. Between now and January 15, 2015, we will be cataloguing them for the editorial calendar. If I have any questions, I can follow up with you before they post. Please, PLEASE consider sharing a Make a Memory story or inviting someone in your life to Make a Memory with you.

Originally posted on Poetry by Pamela:

Andra Watkins posted a blog this morning titled“Make a Memory”. Of course there are all kinds of memories that we can make and we tend to think of those giant memories. You know, the trip of a lifetime or the time you were praised publicly by your boss. But I think the best memories are the memories that just happen quietly. Let me illustrate:

This summer I had the pleasure (although there were a few times I used a different word) of staying with my dad while we made arrangements to move him into a nursing home.

Dad has been completely disabled for several years so he is dependent on someone for his every need – and I do mean his every need. These are things that no daughter ever wants to think about having to help her dad with, but even those moments were times when I…

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Mommy, You Hurted My Penis!

It happens. When a boy is three.

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And In The Interest of Making Memories

Or making words. It's the same thing these days.

Our No Family Holidays With Family policy is breaking new ground this Thanksgiving. I need to take a trip for book research. To smell the scents. And haunt the haunted places. And tease out sounds from almost 200 years ago. Or millennia ago.

I'll take what I can get.

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Make a Memory

I'll ask this question a lot in coming weeks:

What would you do to Make a Memory?

Or maybe I need to ask it a different way. You tell me, Dear Reader.

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Meet Me at Catskill’s Magpie Bookshop This Saturday, October 18

If you or someone you know is in New York State's Hudson River Valley, please support Magpie Bookshop in Catskill. I'll be at Magpie this Saturday, October 18, from 2 - 3:30pm. Kristi Gibson, the owner, is even setting up a sheet so that I can show my Natchez Trace walk photos on a wall. We'll have wine and nibbles, and I'll give an unvarnished account of my Natchez Trace walk. (Because the blog posts were heavily varnished, people.)

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