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Saturday, June 25, 2005

An extraordinary life - Part 1

There's someone I know who has lived an extraordinary life. He doesn't think of it that way. But, it's true.

When I first met him and heard little parts of a few things he had accomplished, I asked him if he had ever considered writing his memoirs. He laughed and said he didn't have a publisher, and anyway, who would want to read his memoirs. I replied that he didn't need a publisher and even if his book didn't sell, his children and grandchildren would most certainly want to read it. He just chuckled and said, no.

About a year later, I suggested the same thing. This time he vehemently said no, and added, "knock it off with the memoirs." Obviously, he thought this would shut me up.

When I brought the subject up again some months later, he said, "what is with you and the memoirs?" I said, well, you know what will happen if you don't write them? He said, "no, what?" Someone else will come along and write them and they might not necessarily get everything right, I told him. "Like who," he asked.

And, so, out of respect for his privacy, I won't reveal his name on this blog. But, it begins like this....

* Deleted paragraph.

To be continued....

(Because it is so highly personal to someone other than myself, I may chicken out and take this out of public view at a later time.)

EDIT a couple days later. Couldn't stand it any more and I took out the operative paragraph.

Posted by Marie at June 25, 2005 10:51 PM


Oh, Marie, you tease! I hadn't been to your site for a couple of days -- then I get here, and find this tantalizing post, except YOU'VE REMOVED THE OPERATIVE PARAGRAPH!!!

You can't do this to me.

Anyway, love the blog, and will soon be linking to it from mine. (So now can I see the operative paragraph?)

Posted by: Jim at June 29, 2005 6:10 PM