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Autobiography chronicles eventful life of Marie Skinner



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Marie Skinner (pictured) and her son, Ric, recently published an autobiography on her fascinating life that is 95 years young. (click for larger version)
July 11, 2012
STURBRIDGE — What started as a simple request from Marie Skinner's grandson 20 years ago recently resulted in the publishing of her autobiography: "Nana, Tell Us Your Story."

Although Skinner was given a journal by her grandson and asked to tell her story two decades ago, she never quite got around to it until the last few years. With a significant amount of help from her son, Ric Skinner, of Sturbridge, she was able to complete the manuscript and publish her autobiography.

"I was feeling a little guilty that I hadn't started to write something that I could leave my grandchildren. I kind of felt that I owed it to Greg [Skinner's grandson] since he had given me a blank journal so many years ago," said Skinner, who lives in Pennsylvania.

For more on this story, please see tomorrow's Southbridge Evening News.

Dan Kenney
StonebridgePress
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