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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…
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Eet Mor ChiK€n: A Volunteer's Story

JW writes about a beautiful day at Memory Matters and the birthday celebration for Olympia Bafundo, mother of one of our volunteers.  John played some great guitar and I was privileged to hear and see him perform one of my favorite Beatles…
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Dress Rehearsal: Music with a Mission

Hi, This is Volunteer Mike reaching out to my Memory Matters friends. Our beautiful and talented 14-year-old volunteer - Amélie Ratliff - is performing on November 4th with the Savannah Youth Orchestra at the First Presbyterian Church…
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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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RIP Norm Reeves

In every lifetime you meet a human being who transcends everyday life but in a humble, caring and compassionate way. Norm Reeves was such a man. He made Memory Matters his home on Friday’s, volunteering with our regular, fabulous band…
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Happy 98th Birthday, Dorothy!

JW and Amélie visit with an old lady and are given back much more than they themselves gave................ “Happy 98th Birthday,Dorothy!" We had just finished a ninety-minute set. I was drenched, wiping my brow with a blue…
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Volunteering - The Heart of Memory Matters

An essay from Volunteer, JW, about a fellow Volunteer, Mike Cooke . . . Volunteer Mike Mike was there the very first time we played at Memory Matters. As we were setting up, he came over and kindly offered me the use of his guitar stand, which…
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Paper Hands

A new blog from our friend and volunteer JW aka John Ratliff. A true family man whose essays often include mentions of his wife Marie and daughter Amélie, seen in the self-portrait.  "Paper Hands" It was one of those special…
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Autograph 

  Amélie with the Autograph Hunters! Were you ever asked for an autograph when you were 14 years old? JW writes about his daughter: Autograph Her performance was very well received. As the audience filed out they showered her…
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Tuesday Afternoon

Lindy: Our always effervescent volunteer JW has been leading a hectic life of late. Here he takes times to smell the roses. Tuesday Afternoon  Had to run a few errands on the island. Stopped by our vacant rental and echoed my way up…