Posts tagged as:

family story

Memoir Contest Winner: It’s June! Contest

by Matilda Butler on November 17, 2011

 catnav-scrapmoir-active-3Post #133 – Women’s Memoirs, ScrapMoir – Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett

It’s June Memoir Writing Contest Winner

Today, we are pleased to publish the first Honorable Mention winner in our June Memoir Writing Contest that gave women an opportunity to share their storytelling skills around the topic of June. Women’s Memoirs offers our congratulations to Sara Etgen-Baker for her charming story recalling summer camp.

Congratulations Sara on your award-winning memoir vignette.

SHADY ACRES DAY CAMP
By Sara Etgen-Baker
 
I always loved June even though it heralded the three-month sauna season in North Texas—a time of heat and steam that required having all the windows wide open.   So when I woke to June’s open windows, I sometimes lingered in bed relishing all the sights, tastes, and sounds of summer—the fragrance of mother nature’s honeysuckle bush, the taste of juicy ripe plums that grew on the trees in our backyard, the sound of clothes slapping themselves dry on the clothesline adjacent to my bedroom window, and the savory aroma of grilled hamburgers and hot dogs cooked to burnt perfection. 

June also marked the beginning of summer—a time for me to shed both my heavy childhood responsibilities and my school clothes.  I felt content—almost complacent—with the promise of the abundance of days that lay before me like a vast ocean.  Soon urgency replaced my complacency, for I feared summer would be too short.  Summer always seemed like a promissory note—signed in June with its long days spent and gone before I knew it—due to be repaid come September. [click to continue…]

{ 6 comments }

ScrapMoir How-To #35: Change Your Lens for Writing Memoir and Scrapbook Stories

by Bettyann SchmidtAugust 11, 2011
ScrapMoir How-To #35: Change Your Lens for Writing Memoir and Scrapbook Stories

Bettyann Schmidt shows us how to use both a zoom lens and a wide-angle lens on our lives when we write memoirs.

Read the full article →

KitchenScraps: Eat, Love, Panic – And Then Make Focaccia by Pamela Bell

by Matilda ButlerOctober 28, 2010
KitchenScraps: Eat, Love, Panic – And Then Make Focaccia by Pamela Bell

Have you ever had a medical scare whether real or imagined? Ever traveled and wondered what the medical system would be like if something happened? Pamela Jane brings us her light-hearted, but real panic while living in Italy for three years. Enjoy this cross-cultural look at Eat, Love, and Panic and then make Pamela’s recipe for focaccia.

Read the full article →

KitchenScraps – My Mother Was an Okie by Beth Proudfoot

by Matilda ButlerOctober 7, 2010
KitchenScraps – My Mother Was an Okie by Beth Proudfoot

A treasured story that you’ll treasure reading. We’re pleased to publish Beth Proudfoot’s My Mother Was an Okie, a poignant tale of family history and wisdom passed from mother to daughter.

Read the full article →

Memoir Contest Winner, Honorable Mention for Smoked Snickerdoodles by Deanne Watson

by Matilda ButlerSeptember 30, 2010
Memoir Contest Winner, Honorable Mention for Smoked Snickerdoodles by Deanne Watson

A charming award-winning story comes to us from Deanne Watson in South Africa where she recalls his Mum, boarding school life, and her favorite snickerdoodles — eaten even when smoked. Be sure to try her treasured family recipe for snickerdoodles.

Read the full article →

Memoir Contest Winner, Honorable Mention for Shaking Up Thanksgiving by Susan Nye

by Matilda ButlerSeptember 16, 2010
Memoir Contest Winner, Honorable Mention for Shaking Up Thanksgiving by Susan Nye

Join us for Susan Nye’s award-winning story of family, friends, and traditions — how to make them and how to keep them. Be sure to try her treasured family recipe — Roasted Butternut Squash Soup.

Read the full article →

Memoir Contest Winner: Honorable Mention for Meat Rolls and Memories by Grace Ann Neuharth

by Matilda ButlerSeptember 2, 2010
Memoir Contest Winner: Honorable Mention for Meat Rolls and Memories by Grace Ann Neuharth

Join us for another of our Memoir Writing Contest winning stories. This one, by Grace Ann Neuharth, shows you one woman’s struggle to find family roots after being separated from her sister when their parents died. Part of her newly found heritage is shared through the recipe for German meat rolls that she includes.

Read the full article →
Interviews Category Interviews Category Interviews Category Interviews Category Interviews Category Interviews Category Writing Prompts Category Writing Prompts Category Writing Prompts Category Writing Prompts Category Writing Prompts Category Writing Prompts Category StoryMap Category StoryMap Category StoryMap Category Writing and Healing Category Writing and Healing Category Writing and Healing Category Scrapmoir Category Scrapmoir Category Scrapmoir Category Book Business Category Book Business Category Book Business Category Memoir Journal Writing Category Memoir Journal Writing Category Memoir Journal Writing Category News Category News Category News Category