Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

If you could read anyone’s notes or memoirs…

Stephanie

Sometimes I really miss my Gram. She was a wonderful person and it was no secret that she was very much loved for her food. She worked as a cook for 18 years and the whole family would go crazy for her meatloaf, stroganoff, stuffed cabbages, and baked hams. Gram loved watching cooking shows and when she went on vacation, all she’d talk about was the food she ate while on the trip. I have no idea what Gram thought of the Sistine Chapel, but she made sure to tell you what she ate while in Italy.

If there was one person I wished had left a journal or two behind, it’s Gram.

Whose notes would you want to read?

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10 thoughts on “If you could read anyone’s notes or memoirs…

  1. Wow, that’s a great question. I think I have Lincoln on the brain because of the upcoming movie with Daniel Day-Lewis (where he seems to have somehow morphed into the man himself, judging from the pictures they’ve released), so I’d have to say Lincoln. I love his speeches and the witty asides and comments that have been recorded, but reading a diary with personal thoughts and observations on what I think was probably the most challenging period in American history would be utterly fascinating.

  2. Wow, that’s a great question. I think I have Lincoln on the brain because of the upcoming movie with Daniel Day-Lewis (where he seems to have somehow morphed into the man himself, judging from the pictures they’ve released), so I’d have to say Lincoln. I love his speeches and the witty asides and comments that have been recorded, but reading a diary with personal thoughts and observations on what I think was probably the most challenging period in American history would be utterly fascinating.

  3. Interesting thoughts. I love reading autobiographies, journals, letters. I love the intimate details and the personal perspective on history. My grandmother actually, did write her childhood story, and then my mother hers, and they were published together as one book (in Greece);)

  4. Interesting thoughts. I love reading autobiographies, journals, letters. I love the intimate details and the personal perspective on history. My grandmother actually, did write her childhood story, and then my mother hers, and they were published together as one book (in Greece);)

  5. Great question…and well worth mulling. If I picked a relative, I’d say my grandmother’s aunt…PhD. in the 1930’s, traveled the world, Spanish professor. Had the good fortune of meeting her once as a young child. Person from history–any woman who was a part of the Federal Writer’s Project. Fictional character–Cam from The Magnificent Spinster.

  6. Great question…and well worth mulling. If I picked a relative, I’d say my grandmother’s aunt…PhD. in the 1930’s, traveled the world, Spanish professor. Had the good fortune of meeting her once as a young child. Person from history–any woman who was a part of the Federal Writer’s Project. Fictional character–Cam from The Magnificent Spinster.

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