Friday, March 14, 2008

Six Word Memoir

On March 13 I was tagged for a six word memoir by Sandpiper, whose blog you will find here. To find her own six word memoir, look for her March 13th post called Boardwalking I.

Sandpiper did a fine job, despite her protests that she has not been blogging long, and knows little about such things. I haven't been blogging much longer than she. I have been tagged for one other meme, which I did the best I could for. This time, while I will attempt to do a six word memoir, I am afraid I will not go on to tag others. I found that it was not something most bloggers I happen to know really want to do. Or, those
who are willing, have all been tagged so often that I hesitate to ask them to do another. So I think what I will do is throw it out there, saying, anyone who is interested, please feel free.

The reason I am doing it is that I find this particular one interesting and challenging. I thought about it a long time. All I came up with for myself is this: I will turn 76 this weekend. I am the last member of the older generation of my family still living. I have been
a widow for 32 years. Two of my four children, and all of my grandchildren live in other states, and I seldom see them. Most of my old friends are also deceased, and the handful who are left are scattered across the United States. Thank heaven for the computer and email! All of this leaves me with six words:

Photographs bring loved ones close again.


If any of you agree with me that this little exercise is worth some time,
these are the rules:

The meme rules are:
1. Write your own six word memoir
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like
3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere
4. Tag five more blogs with links
5. And don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

I do not know how to comply with the rule about the original post, because I do not know where this one started. And, as I have said, I am not goiing to tag five others. Sorry, Sandpiper, I just don't think I can do that this time. But it is a fun one, and I hope the others you have tagged will follow all the rules.


KG said...

I LOVE your 6 words! And the pictures! You looked fabulous on your wedding day! Great post.

I'd totally do it, but I'm SO not serious enough. I'd probably come up with something like "My butt is very exceptionally big."

kenju said...

I think you did an excellent job, Bobbie. Someone just tagged me to do this one (over my protest that I don't want to) and I will work on it soon. Have a wonderful birthday; I wish you lived closer to your grandchildren.

Sandpiper (Lin) said...

Oh, Bobbie, this is beautiful! I really like your sentiment about precious photographs. I completely agree with you about some of these things that get passed around. A bit like a chain letter in attitude, but on the other hand, some are interesting and help us to get to know one another. Every time I saw one on somebody else's blog, I sort of ducked my head low so I wouldn't be seen. ;-) This one, coming from the sweet lady who tagged me though, I decided that we have a nice small group of friends who visit one another, and this one might be interesting. Thanks for being such a good sport.

Dianne said...

Happy upcoming birthday bobbie! I love the photos - precious and priceless.

I thought the 6 word memoir was just a lark - a new blogger I enjoy posted a comment to me and asked me what my 6 word memoir would be.

I responded - "I'm still here, more to come"

Now that I've thought about it I think I'd still say the same.

Ralph said...

I don't do meme's and I hate being tagged. But, your six words, "Photographs bring loved ones close again" is absolutely brillant and so very, very true. Nicely done.

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bobbie said...

Sandpiper and Ralph, I know just how you feel about being tagged. I'm not going to do that to anyone else any more.

Thanks to all for the kind words.

Judy, Dianne, Michael, thanks for the birthday wishes. No, Michael, no champagne dreams! I never could drink that nasty stuff. But thanks for the thought. I do appreciate it.

Dianne, I absolutely love your six words.
Wish I'd thought of that.

I have so many photographs, it's almost obscene. Albums full. A whole closet full of albums. Thank God we now have computers. But you know - I still put some in albums.

Anonymous said...

Bobbie - Happy Birthday and thank you for sharing those sentiments and touching family photos... Deb

bobbie said...

Thanks, Deb. I'll celebrate tomorrow, and then again at the end of the month when the CA contingent arrives.

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hello! I know you thought long and hard about your six words. You hit the nail on the head and couldn't have done better. Pictures do bring people closer. I will say Happy Birthday now and also tomorrow. Lisa

Travis said...

I really enjoyed all of your blogs. I really liked these pictures as they are signs of spring. It is finally on its way. Check out my pictures of Nature in Iowa if you get a chance. Nice photos.