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What Was I Thinking?
KAY RUHE, 63, Huntingburg, Indiana, retired elementary school teacher
Forgot brisket in trunk.
FRANCES SCHUBE, 50, Dunwoody, Georgia
JACKIE GLOVER, 67, Abilene, Texas
Licensed vocational nurse
Widowed too young.
Remarried too soon.
DIANE MACDOUGALL, 56, Shelby Township, Michigan
Learned from life.
BEVERLY SHROYER, 65, Burleson, Texas
Retired municipal-utility manager
Lent friend money.
CAROL GRIFFIN, 66, Alliance, Ohio
I should have danced all night.
ANN KOSTER, 72, Dallas, Texas
Former magazine researcher
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.