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catnav-scrapmoir-active-3Post #109 – Women’s Memoir Writing, ScrapMoir – Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett

Scrapbooking Our Memories, One Story at a Time

Sometimes a memory is so vivid. We know exactly what happened and who was there. But have you ever felt the same puzzlement that you felt many years before? Jean Wong’s memoir vignette recalls one special New Year’s Eve in Honolulu when she was at that age of wanting to look good for boys but not really knowing why or what that meant or how she should act. The angst of the young teenager is palpable in her memoir.

Memoir Contest Award Winner, Finalist

EVERY NEW YEAR’S EVE

Jean Wong

After four o’clock, Mom never let us outside to play. Once we were called home to take a bath and supper, the dark world was closed to us while we read or listened to the radio.  The eve of the Chinese New Year was the exception as an auspicious future was secured after a blazing firework display. [click to continue…]

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Memoir Writing Contest: The Sixth Night of Hanukkah by Debbie Weiss

by Matilda ButlerJune 23, 2011
Memoir Writing Contest: The Sixth Night of Hanukkah by Debbie Weiss

Memoir contest winner. Read about a family tradition as it starts and ends. Be sure to try the Debbie’s grandmother’s Latke recipe. A real winner any time of the year.

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Memoir Writing Contest: Tradition by Carole Jones

by Matilda ButlerJune 16, 2011
Memoir Writing Contest: Tradition by Carole Jones

Has a person ever been gruff with you the first time you met and later became special to you? That’s Carol Jones’s award-winning story. Read her memoir vignette and then try out one of her special pumpkin recipes.

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Memoir Writing Contest: The Best Gifts by June Baker Jefferson

by Matilda ButlerMay 26, 2011
Memoir Writing Contest: The Best Gifts by June Baker Jefferson

In her award-winning memoir vignette, The Best Gifts, June Baker Jefferson shares both a rich set of memories and a gift for you, a take away that may help you write in the future.

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Memoir Writing Contest: The 1958 Christmas Tree by Mary Edge

by Matilda ButlerMay 12, 2011
Memoir Writing Contest: The 1958 Christmas Tree by Mary Edge

Mary Edge shares her award-winning memoir vignette (Favorite Holiday Contest), a story about a special Christmas tree. It will take you back to simpler times and family joys.

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Memoir Writing Contest: Mother Saves the Day by Constance Blasjo Doty

by Matilda ButlerApril 28, 2011
Memoir Writing Contest: Mother Saves the Day by Constance Blasjo Doty

Constance Blasjo Doty’s memoir vignette shows us how a detailed memory of an ordinary day becomes an extraordinary story.

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Memoir Contest Winner: Mix Water, Flour and Eggs by Sharon Mortz

by Matilda ButlerFebruary 17, 2011
Memoir Contest Winner: Mix Water, Flour and Eggs by Sharon Mortz

Sharon Mortz’s award-winning memoir vignette highlights the love and heartache of a close-knit family.

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