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by AARP The Magazine Readers, AARP The Magazine, March/April 2010 issue
Thousands of you shared a half-dozen words about your favorite meals. Here are a few of our favorites.
Gull steals chop from hot grill.
Babs Scott, 71, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Marriage proposal written on a cheesecake!
Kathy Dolan, 59, Brevard, North Carolina
"Domestic goddess" and writer
Mother's Day: scrambled eggs with shells.
Phyllis Lafleur, 52, Ville Platte, Louisiana
First date: candlelight, tablecloth on fire!
Denise Coté, 53, Anacortes, Washington
Self-employed accounting/office professional
Vietnam. Discharged. Home. Mom cooked. Delighted!
Donald Harbin, 60, Flint, Michigan
U.S. Postal Service letter carrier
Swear words—got soap for dinner.
Gerald A. McBreen, 74, Pacific, Washington
Retired U.S. Postal Service worker
Two days' labor. Nurse served liver.
Bonnie Nolan, 69, San Marcos, California
Retired graphic artist
Larry Smith, who selected these memoirs, is the founder and editor-in-chief of SMITH Magazine and creator of the Six-Word Memoir project. He is also the coeditor, with Rachel Fershleiser, of a new book, It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure.
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