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'Tis The Season to Reminisce

Phyllis and Arthur Cooke: June 29, 1947 The Holiday Season is a time to enjoy your family, friends and all those you love. Especially, its a time for the children and grand children, embracing  their excitement in Santa and his…
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Glistening Crystal Morning

  Glistening Crystal Morning I’m not sure that we can keep up with John’s fitness regime, but in his short story we can read of the natural pleasure it brings.............. My lungs were working overtime and…
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Debut

Amélie The house was sold out. We waited in our excellent seats for the show to begin. A rush of adrenaline shot through my veins. It was brought on by a nervous anticipation as if I was the single violinist in the orchestra pit…
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The Space In Between

In our busy world, we just don't pause for long enough to "recharge the batteries."  Meditation is one of the five interventions for positive brain wellness taught by Memory Matters. Full details of our educational programs can be…
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Jackson

Goodnight you moonlight ladies Rockabye sweet baby Jackson Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose Won't you let me go down in my dreams And rockabye sweet baby Jackson (with apologies to James Taylor) From John Ratliff Jackson Amélie…
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Nancy's Smile

John Ratliff's essays published here reminded me of  F. Scott Fitzgerald's profound depth of understanding of the best of human relationships. Thursday was family night at Canterfield and they celebrated their first anniversary. John…
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Field Trip

Hi from Volunteer Mike: I can't wait for Christmas when there is magic in the air and when my own Grandchildren visit Memory Matters with me and bring their own high level of magic to the room. As I have oft times said, there is nothing better…