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This Friday's writing prompt comes from Sallie Bingham, author of The Blue Box (2014).
A Day in the Life
Imagine a day in the life of your grandmother or grandfather, beginning in childhood; find their birth dates, look at photographs if possible, and research what was going on at the time in their town, their state and their country. For example, was your grandmother able to vote when she turned eighteen? If not, would it have mattered to her? Did your grandfather serve in World War II, Korea or Vietnam? This exercise does not depend on an interview.