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A lasting legacy

Autobiography chronicles eventful life of Marie Skinner

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.

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