A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

In classrooms and boardrooms, churches and synagogues, veteran's groups and across the dinner table, Six-Word Memoirs have become a powerful tool to catalyze conversation, spark imagination or simply break the ice.

Here on Six Words, we offer a simple platform to share the short, sharp story of your life, as well as provide daily prompts to share your six-word takes on the topics of our times.

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Miss dad. Sad death. Too early.

by Reckster on June 18, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My dad was my go-to guy. He died in 1991 in his early 60s from congestive heart failure. He never told anyone he was sick. Complicating things was a severe clinical depression that he was suffering through up until his death. In a small town, there were no specialists to provide the necessary care and he wouldn't seek it out just 40 miles away. I miss him a lot...he would still be my go-to guy today.


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