Your 100-Word True Stories: Contest Winners

More than 7,000 people entered our contest and gave us the Reader's Digest version of their lives. Here are the top tales of love, family, insight, and inspiration; plus, you can share your own here.

Also in Reader's Digest Magazine June 2014



By Barbara Rocchi, Neptune Beach, Florida

It was an archaeological dig. In cleaning out our family’s 12-year-old minivan to sell, I found LEGOs, ticket stubs, sports balls of every kind, church bulletins, a prom corsage, a lone shin guard … The heart of our married life, from the kids in their car seats to each kid in the driver’s seat flashing a learner’s permit. Our toddler’s protests as his milkshake, too cold for little hands, flew forward—whoosh—and hit the windshield—splat! Vacations in the mountains and at the beach. Doctor appointments for my sweet, aging parents. My mom-years leave with you, old van.

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