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The Secret of Gratitude, Love and Happiness

Hi from Volunteer Mike: John Ratliff’s new short commentary on life, titled “Atonement” prompted me to write an introduction and offer my own thoughts on “the secret of gratitude, love and happiness” as seen through the eyes of…
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Turkey Crossing

Turkey Crossing After a wild, fun-filled, full-moon performance at Memory Matters' Compass Day Program, I was saying my goodbyes, shaking hands and kissing cheeks, when Pat, one of our participants, suddenly spoke to me. Normally she…
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Fall Festival

We really love having  JW Ratliff volunteer at Memory Matters. He is after all,  Amélie’s Dad! Here's a fond memory of his about her that we would like to share with you, too. Fall Festival  It was Amélie’s first time at Summit…
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A Billion Reasons

Barbara and I had been away on vacation visiting our European relatives and having fun. To catch up with the family you love is always good, and to enjoy discovering new places at the same time is a distinct bonus. Then going home was good…
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Hurricane Party

As I introduce this wonderful short story by John Ratliff, I simply hope and pray that everyone in our extended Memory Matters family is safe and taking the necessary steps to remain so with Hurricane Florence bearing down on the Carolinas. All…
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Twins

I recently wrote about our Compass program and the desire for the participants to find their North Star. In other words, direction in their lives. "Dick" has really blossomed of late and is quietly enjoying moments like the one John Ratliff…