Six Word Memoir

Okay, so I’ve been reading lots of these six word memoirs across the blogosphere lately, always thinking how creative people can be. How smart, not like me! All the time feeling pretty smug that no one would tag me. How quickly things change! A fews days back Colleen over at Meanderings surprised me with the challenge. Now I don’t have to tell you that I’m no poet, and I’m far too wordy at times (okay, most of the time)! And confining myself to six words is H A R D. What I’d write if I could use 13 words is like the old country song says, “I’m still a good wagon, even if I am starting to break down.” But Colleen said only six. She wouldn’t budge. So here it is, my six word memoir: 




Awful, ain’t it? Now, that’s done, even though I do so with trepidation and childish timidity, because I still worry about not measuring up to the best, I in turn tag:   Mary Margaret (Rockbridge Times),  Sharry (Embodied Aging), Marlys (Senior Writer), Granny Mar (Granny Mar), and Thoroughly Modern Millie (My Mom’s Blog). If you accept the challenge of this popular meme:

  1. Write your own six word memoir.
  2. Post it on your blog, including 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 that it can be tracked as it travels across the blogosphere.
  4. Tag at least five more blogs with links;
  5. and Leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play!

16 thoughts on “Six Word Memoir

  1. Yay! What a cute photo – and such big eyes! Yup – only six was difficult but I have to admit it was fun to think about and do. Thanks Alice!

  2. I’ve seen that picture before, but haven’t looked at it for a few years. Now I’m struck by what seems to be a similarity with Thomas’ face, particularly when he’s being ornery! Do you see it, or is it just me?

  3. Hi Alice,
    Now that is a lovely memoire! And adorable picture. I will do mine next week. I’m honored that you thought of me.


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  5. Thanks for spreading this. I enjoyed coming up with my answer. It’s tough trying to sum up your life so simply, but very interesting.

  6. I’ve barely gotten started, Mage! At night when I wake up my mind is still whirling with different six-word combinations. Colleeeeeeen, what did you do to me? (But it’s great fun. Everybody should try it.)

  7. Well, I’ve written a six word memoir and tagged other bloggers. My sister wrote one – and then six more. See: or Ahead of the Wave as she calls her blog now.
    She’s inspired me to write more. I’ll keep you in the loop. Thanks again for the initial invitation to join in.

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  10. I’ll work on the memoir. In my randier moods, I’d like my six-word epitaph to read “She begged him not to stop.”

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