So, next year, my family is hosting a family reunion in the Old Dominion. Part of the reunion includes the gathering and publishing of a written, family history. Each daughter (there are four) and their children (there are 16 of us) and their grandchildren (there are 23 of those) are to submit a personal, written history from the time they were born until the present day. All of these will be gathered together and compiled in a book that will eventually find its way into each of our homes and into the collection at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Frankly, I don't care for projects like this, but I'm doing it because I love my mom and she asked me to participate.
I want to write my history using lines from literature and great authors. I've got a few bits from Dickens, Melville, and Shakespeare I think I can weave into fun, light-hearted prose as part of my written history. But... I need help.
Here's where you come in, oh great, learned, and well-read readers. Please supply a line, the author, and the text.
To get us--and my history started--I am using this:
"I record that I was born (as I have been informed and I believe)"(1) on May the 14th in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty-eight. The hospital in which I entered this world no longer exists and is, today, a 7-11 on the corner of Tennessee Street in the former naval port of Vallejo, Solano County, California....
1. Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
Any great literary or movie lines are welcome! Thank you for your creative genius and your time!
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