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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Nov 17, 2017
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Saw Bubby's name at Ellis Island

Most of the relatives on my mom’s side arrived at Baltimore Inner Harbor, so I was surprised when my dad told me his mother had arrived in America through Ellis Island. My dad had wanted to see the new Ellis Island museum, but there never seemed to be time during their visits to see me in New York City, where...
 

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