Sarah responds to “Dear Abby” letter

Appearing today on the APH blog is a response I wrote to a “Dear Abby” letter. Titled “Dear Abby… May We Offer YOU Some Advice?” it begins,

On Monday of this week the popular “Dear Abby” syndicated column published a letter from a reader encouraging seniors to write down their memories. “The family history can be passed from one generation to the next, and I cannot think of a more special gift,” wrote “Charlene in Camarillo, Calif.”

Abby (now the founding columnist’s daughter, Jeanne Phillips) responded, “That’s a splendid idea,” and added that children and grandchildren could help by interviewing their parents and grandparents.

Obviously, as a personal historian, I couldn’t agree more. Abby and Charlene are “preaching to the choir” with me.

Please visit the APH blog and read on…. 

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My blog "True Stories Well Told" is a place for people who read and write about real life. I’ve been leading life writing groups since 2004. I teach, coach memoir writers 1:1, and help people publish and share their life stories.
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