OF YOUR LIFE
SUBMIT A MEMOIR, WIN A SHIRT
Share a six-word story about something a child
taught you, at aarp.org/6wordmemoirs.
If we use yours, you’ll win it printed on a T-shirt.
BARRY E. SANDERS, 66, Boca Raton, Florida, retired sales manager
Mexican mariachi serenade;
U.S. boyfriend forgotten.
LUCY CORTESE, 64, Jacksonville, Florida
Retired executive director and former school principal
Eavesdropping on ghosts
in Donegal Castle.
ANN MICHELLE MAHON Y, 67, Grand Lake, Colorado
Retired account representative
Mount Saint Helens blew.
CAROL STAMPER, 56, Shawano, Wisconsin
Physical therapist assistant
One hitchhiker. True love.
NANCY PRINCE, 60, Davenport, Iowa
Certified pharmacy technician
Went looking for self.
GARY MILLAM, 69, Flagstaff, Arizona
Retired real-estate investor
Dad. Son. China 2006.
KEN THURNAU, 70, Owatonna, Minnesota
Retired from insurance company after 36 years
Larry Smith, who selected these entries, is the founder of the Six-Word Memoir project and coeditor, with
Rachel Fershleiser, of It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure.