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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Watched a boy bury his hero.

by marymc on February 20, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

My friend's husband died this week. He was 57. Brain tumor. 14 months ago, he was given a year. His family kept to themselves, tending to him privately. Today, their son struggled to sum up his dad, his hero. He had words written but put them aside and spoke from his broken heart. He openly sobbed; drawing us in to his loss and pain. Urging us to live our lives the way his father had taught him. Honestly. With dignity. Openly loving our family and friends. With purpose. Ron Kadah's legacy is his beautiful boy who became a man before he was ready, but was taught well.


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