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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Burt Reynolds centerfold hung above crib.

by notyouraveragegrandma on January 20, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My entire life my siblings have teased me over how my mother hung Burt's centerfold above my crib- I only laugh and say that is obviously where my love of a sweet 'stache started! Thanks, Mom.


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