Larry Lehmer at Passing It On has written about writing your life story in only six words. I've thought about how I could possibly accomplish composing such a "short story" and have concluded that while it can be done, it is a story that constantly needs updating. What I see now as my "six words" may very well change in a matter of years, even months.
So here is what I have right now:
Raised poor, rich with life, memories.