Who’s Writing Your Story?

“At any given moment, you have the power to say:
This is not how the story is going to end.”
~Christine Mason Miller

Germany

I’m not sure where my story will end, but this is where it began, in a tiny apartment above a meat market in Germany, with 18 year old parents. Where did your story begin?

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9 thoughts on “Who’s Writing Your Story?

  1. The Retunda Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
    June the 19th, 1960.
    My parents are from County Kildare.
    We moved to London when I was 6 months old.
    My heart is Ireland shaped.

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    • Thanks for sharing! Have you been back to Ireland much? Have your parents? Such a beautiful country, though I never made it to Dublin when I was there back in 2000. We flew into Shannon. My father was serving in the U.S. Army, so I was an army brat. I haven’t been back to Germany since I left at age two. Definitely on my bucket list. The hero in my romance novel is from Ireland 🙂 My husband is Irish – hence, Gorman 🙂

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      • I’ve been back many many times.
        And so have my parents.
        In fact, my wife was born and raised in Dublin.
        We were married there 33 years ago.
        And spent our honeymoon in America.
        We had a wonderful time there. 😃
        I’ve been back to America twice since.

        What part of Ireland is your husband from?

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    • That’s wonderful and romantic. 33 years! Congratulations. Let me clarify: my husband is Irish-American. Or maybe it’s better said of Irish descent. He was born in the U.S. His grandfathers on both sides were born in Ireland, but I’m not sure exactly where. Great question, I’ll have to ask. Americans tend to identify with their ancestors who immigrated here, hence the hyphenation of our heritage lol. It probably seems silly to non-Americans. Sorry, this is way more than you needed to know 😊

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      • A wonderful reply.

        My daughter was born in England,
        and because both her parents were born
        in Ireland she could have an Irish or English passport.
        She chose Irish.
        It’s all about ancestors, wherever you were born.

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  2. How nice that you have a photo of where you were born! My story began in the Hampton Garden Apartments in St. Louis. We moved several times since then, and I’ve also lived in Kansas and Iowa, but now I’m back in the St. Louis area. It is far from perfect, but it is home.

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    • So you’re a mid-western gal! Nice. Actually, I’m not sure if that’s the apartment we lived in. Last spring my mother and I Googled the street address of where we used to live in Germany, which she still remembered, and when I bunch of images came up, she believed that was the place. But she can’t be sure. Close enough, though! Thanks for reading and sharing, Ann!

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    • Thanks for saying that. One of my goals when I retire is to write a memoir, not to publish (my life is just not that exciting) but just for my grandchildren and great grandchildren to read if they want, so they have family history. Maybe I can use that line.

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