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Rain Dance

Rain Dance From John Ratliff written during the island's storm season After I finished playing at Memory Matters, a new volunteer came up to let me know how much he enjoyed my set. He’s an engineering graduate of the University of…
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"George"

Amélie and John My eldest (11-year-old) Grandson Brody was back at Memory Matters this week learning more about community service and the "art of engagement." In truth he has been spending many hours in Memory Matters since he was…
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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…
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Magic Bus

Growing older gracefully with people who care. If you have never visited Memory Matters, then call us and stop by for a brief while and see the care and feel the passion from dedicated staff and volunteers. You will be welcome......., sincerely,…
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Memory Screens: We Owe It To Our Children!

George Arthur relaxing after a visit to Memory Matters You don’t need me to tell you that children are a gift from on high. Your own kids, and later your Grandkids. I often refer to the inter-generational magic that lights up the atmosphere…
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Ten Years After

The people entrusted to us by their caregivers all have 'amazing brains.' Often they have served our country with distinction, taught in our schools and universities, nursed in our hospitals, developed rocket engines, and traveled the globe…
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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…