A few days ago, I attended a band concert at the school of my smart and athletic nephew, Will. I am completely impressed with the music made by those children. Will is 12 now and he plays trombone. He is in the advanced band. But there were two other groups, the beginning and the intermediate band. As I sat and listened I watched the proud parents with phone cameras held out in front of them hoping to capture the faces of their children and the sound of music. I hope some of them also kept a written record of this evening.
Will's family celebrated this special night together at a nearby restaurant and it was such fun to see the big smile on his face when we told him, truthfully, how proud of him we are. He wore his tuxedo shirt and tie, and looked handsome, but still boyish.
Maureen Ryan Griffin, writer and teacher from Charlotte, NC holds a workshop called Motherwords. She teaches mothers and grandmothers to write and save in notebooks, the important things and the not so important things that happen in the lives of their children. See the link for Empowered Mommies on the sidebar and read a recommendation for Maureen's workshop.
Anyone who has children, young or adult, might want to use this method of saving those special moments in your childrens' lives.
So not only did you teach me about writing memoir, you also taught me about reading and thinking about how others write memoir. Thank you so much! Rebecca