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Tangs

JW writes about another memory, this time of his mother and her love of string beans, then fast forward he meets the beautiful Marie.............as they say, the rest is history. "Tangs" I could feel the warmth of the green tea seeping…
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4 Michael

A wonderful young man bravely succumbed to a rare form of cancer and the community, led by his school friends, paid tribute to him. Read the background to the story here. http://www.wtoc.com/story/39034262/memorial-held-at-may-river-high-for-student-who-lost-life-to-rare-cancer Our…
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The Fantastic Voyage

A thoughtful recollection from John Ratliff. Thank you, John, for dedicating yourself to helping others. The Fantastic Voyage So yesterday I got my annual eye exam and once again was very fortunate to learn that, more or less, all is well…
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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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Lucky 13

A story from JW’s school days. Another enjoyable look back at the positive lessons in life. Lucky 13 Mr. Peter Hildebrand’s sixth grade class was transformative. He was 27 years old, hawk nose, strong cheekbones, locks of wavy brown hair…
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Ripples

Sometimes we pause and meditate in our busy lives. We might be prayerful or we might just sit quietly and contemplate everything around us, the beauty of the earth, sky, and creatures great and small living among us. Diversity is everywhere…
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The Trio

  The Trio The students walked together to center stage and took their places. The handsome adolescent man adjusted the stool, opened his music and gently placed his hands on the black and white keys of the baby grand while the…
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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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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…
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Labor Day

  A happy story from our volunteer John Ratliff: Labor Day One of our favorite places to perform is the Seabrook’s Fraser Health Center. Just before Christmas last year the Fraser’s activity director, our dear friend Melissa,…