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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Catholic. Dad was Jewish. Who knew?

by lanri02 on December 22, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My father's cousin "found" me a year ago thanks to Facebook, and has been confirmed with DNA tests. I had no clue Dad was Jewish before WWII. I'm 61 and dad's been dead for 32 years. Oddly, this happened about three weeks before his 100th birthday, so I can't help but wonder if he had a hand in this revelation.


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