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#52snapshots–Week 8

In the generative memoir writing group I’ve been with since August, I found myself inspired by the prompt I gave, pulled from Sonja Livingston’s 52 Snapshots, about what’s lost and what’s found. I thought about Elizabeth Bishop’s “One Art,” and … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 7

I continue to be intrigued by photos. My cousin sent me this photo of his father with our grandmother and her aunt. We don’t know exactly where or when the photo was taken, although I could assume since my uncle’s … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 6

Last week I wrote about my grandfather’s house a block away from where I lived. I basically wrote a genealogy of the house, using city directories to identify previous owners as far back as 1915. I used a frame of … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 5

Last week I continued to write about the Krasner brothers’ World War II military service. I still want to go through my photo archives and dig out some of my father’s aerial photographs. And, as it turns out, I do … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 4

Last week I chose to write about my grandmother sending her three boys off to war: One to the Army Air Corps, one to the Army Signal Corps, and one to the Navy. I wonder if she hung the Blue … Continue reading

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#52snapshots–Week 3

During two of the Amherst Writers sessions I participated in last week, I drafted my second of #52snapshots. This was a different kind of essay, because it needed factual information about my ancestral shtetl of Kozlow (from a page of … Continue reading

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