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Monday April 21st, 2008 by fathersez

Amanda at Me vs. Debt tagged me for a meme.

The rules of this meme, if you are tagged or just want to join in are to:-

1. Write your own six word memoir
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you want
3. Link to the person who tagged you in your post
4. Tag at least 5 more blogs
5. Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play

First I had to make sure I understood the word “memoir”.

I liked this definition by Gore Vidal as stated in Wikipedia:-

 “A memoir is how one remembers one’s own life, while an autobiography is history, requiring research, dates, facts double-checked.”

“I have lived a full life.”

If I have to write a 6 word memoir, then this statement would be it.

I have been dirt poor (absolutely) and I have been rich (relatively). 

I have had some bad times, some very bad times, some good times, some very good times and some really, really great times.

In life, I have made small mistakes and big mistakes. I have corrected myself, only to repeat some of the mistakes and correct myself again.

I have traveled quite a bit and seen parts of the world people would love to be in and parts of the world people will give an arm and a leg to get away from.

I have married a wonderful woman and together we now have 5 wonderful children. We have raised them as well as we possibly could and with more than the children’s fair share of love and tolerance.

So, I have to say…… I have lived a full life.

I am not good at tagging others. So, though it is required of me under the rules of this meme, I have to excuse myself here from steps (4) and (5).

However, I do think that trying to summarize our life as we remember it is a good exercise for all of us to do. So if you want to try out this meme, please jump right in.

This is an open invitation.

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