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Memory Squared

Posted by doublespeak on 2007.03.04 at 18:40
I need more responses to my Memory of a Memory assignment. Here's what I've got so far.
These are quickly becoming my favorite part of the project and I'd love to collect more!


Submit a memory of a story that your grandparents or other family member has told you.


Include your first name, age, and location.


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wordsmithy
locksmithy at 2007-03-05 03:18 (UTC) (Link)
My mother and great-aunt love to tell a story about my grandfather, Marty...and tomatoes. It is a regularly brought-up tale from his reckless youth. It goes without saying in my family, that Marty hated tomatoes. But during the Depression, in his early twenties, he once road the rails (illegaly) all the way across the US. Once he jumpet out of a moving freight car to avoid getting caught and landed in a tomato field. And everyone likes to repeat how when he'd tell the tale, he'd always emphasize what was to him the most shocking part of the story -- that this was the one time in his life he found tomatoes absolutely delicious! And he feasted his fill the night he spent in that tomato field.

Other Depression era tidbit of his youth I gleaned when I interviewed him for a 5th grade project: How he and his friends would go out to the dried up sunflower fields outside Chicago and throw the stalks of the plants like javelins.
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