Like and Follows

John Ratliff is already missing his daughter who is away in a special NY State camp for talented musicians. His new blog tells it all........... Likes and Follows For many years I have  avoided social media like the plague, but recently…

GRILLED CHICKEN AND FARRO SALAD WITH SUMMER VEGETABLES

By Chef Kim Baretta.  This recipe is an adaptation from a recent Cooking Light recipe.  It is great for a hot summer day.  Everything but the farro can be cooked outside on the grill so you don’t heat up your kitchen!  Substitute brown…

BLUFFTON/HH SUN: "Staying Hydrated"

Staying hydrated is serious business for seniors Karen Doughtie Published: July 17, 2018   Summer is the time for family, fun and outdoor activities. But, with temperatures rising, there is an increased risk for becoming dehydrated. READ…

CUCUMBER SOUP WITH GREEK YOGURT AND DILL

By Chef Kim Baretta.   This cold soup makes for a nice change from gazpacho.  You can keep it simple or fancy it up by topping it with shrimp or crab. Makes 10-12 (using shot glasses)   1 English Cucumber, about ¾ skin peeled…
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Amélie: 14 Today

Today is Sunday, July 15th, one day after Bastille Day, and France is celebrating winning the World Cup. They defeated Croatia by 4 goals to 2 in the all European final after what has been an exciting four-week long tournament. I was pulling…

Moments that become Memories

One day a gentleman came to the Memory Matters front door and introduced himself to us. John Ratliff explained that both he and his 13-year-old daughter Amélie played musical instruments and would be delighted to play and entertain our…
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John Wayne and The House of the Rising Sun

John Wayne Ratliff a/k/a "Amélie’s Dad" or  "Volunteer John,” or perhaps we might introduce him simply as “JW!” JW is an old nickname for our new writer. He was named after his two grandfathers: his paternal grandfather was Wayne…

Independence Day

On this Independence Day, we remember the courageous men and women who had the extraordinary foresight to create the Republic and defend it against all perils and strife, sometimes paying the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. As most of my…

Bluffton Sun Story

  One of the most challenging things for the staff at Memory Matters is to convince people to stop worrying about their memory, and, if they are worried, to be pro-active and get a free baseline memory screening. Worrying can actually…

PHYSICAL EXERCISE FOR BRAIN HEALTH

    Now this looks like exercise! This is another blog in my series on "Brain Health". Last week we studied a first-class up-to-date university research program into the benefits of olive oil, arguably the most important…