Monday, January 29, 2018
Finally, That Autobiography
After much thought and procrastination I am finally beginning to write my autobiography.
I've struggled over the years in how to write it. Did I want to write a "Gone With The Wind" type of autobiography? No, I don't have the energy for that or the time.
How about paying someone to write it for me? Out of the question, just too expensive. Plus, I prefer to write my story in my own words. My style, which as you know is very unique.
This is how I'm going to write my story. In short vignettes.
I got this idea from the brother of a former classmate of mine. He wrote a short book called "Fuzzy Side Up." He got the title from his rug business. Fuzzy side up. A unique title that identifies him.
My title is "Sweating Already!" I got that title from a statement I made when I was about ten years old. I was with my parents at my uncle Ray's home during a weekly family poker game. I was standing over a heat vent in the living room and as the heat air turn on with a swoosh, I said "Sweating already!" From that time on my relatives would kid me about "Sweating already!" That term is an apt description of my life.
And that is the life I want to record for posterity once I am no longer here to tell my story.
We all have a story to tell. During my research into my family history in Ancestry.com I've often wondered what my ancestors' lives were like. How I would like to read their description of their life. To read their autobiographies. Unfortunately, I have never ran across any written histories of my relatives. But I will leave my own history.
Right now I know of none of my relatives who are interested in my history. But I am confident there will be a "me" somewhere down the line (through my brother's children and grandchildren and now even great grandchildren, who will want to know more about "Uncle Ronnie," as I am known to my family.
This is a labor of love folks. I will enjoy writing about my life. I think I have found the right format for me to accomplish this lifelong task. For those of you interested in this speck sand (me) on the beach, here is the link to my Word Press blog.
By the way, I'm still on a learning curve for writing a blog in Word Press. Anyone know how I can add my photo on the main page, let me know.
In the meantime I will continue with this blog, which is mainly about my day to day life. My Word Press blog will be about my autobiography.
Life goes on folks!