Six-Word Memoirs

Posted on February 14, 2014


Thanks to all of you who generously commented on Life in the Boomer Lane’s post on Midlife Collage.

Thanks to Ermigal, who found the post and re-posted it on her own blog.

That post was from February 2013.  LBL just found one of her earliest posts, from October 2010:


The current issue of AARP Magazine has a short piece titled “Six-Word Memoirs.”  Many people have submitted theirs online.  LBL’s  favorite was “Located my childhood sweetheart. Shouldn’t have.”

Here, then, are some six-word memoirs of LBL’s life:

A mistake, telling Steve Jacobs “No.”

Can I do eighth grade again?

Three children. Two husbands. No regrets.

Shouldn’t have bought the fake butt.

Ironed my hair, not my clothes.

Kindergarten boyfriend. Married the next one.

Big boobs. Small teeth. No butt.

Used to have all the answers.

Topographanosia. Google it. It’s my life.

Epitaph: I’m glad I left Philly.

LBL would LOVE to hear yours.