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Mr. Glina

"Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend"  -- Longfellow A poignant story from my friend and fellow volunteer John Ratliff. Here he delves deep into his childhood and remembers old friends. Mr. Glina It was the summer…
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Mayo Clinic - “Mediterranean Diet: A Heart-Healthy Eating Plan”

The heart-healthy Mediterranean diet is a healthy eating plan based on typical foods and recipes of Mediterranean-style cooking. Here's how to adopt the Mediterranean diet. By Mayo Clinic Staff If you're looking for a heart-healthy eating…
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Hattrick

Hattrick  Danielle had them all ready and waiting in a perfect circle of relatives, residents, and caregivers. It was late in the afternoon, so we unpacked our instruments and jumped right into our set. We dedicated the first number…
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“Food Matters in Brain Health” by David Lauderdale

Island Packet Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Kim Baretta handed me a fork and asked me to feed my brain. She had prepared samplings of four different grains, each of them sort of a Mediterranean version of the grits I scarf down like a bird dog,…
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74

74 For all intents and purpose, the game was over before the end of the first quarter. The home team scored three unanswered touchdowns before ten minutes had ticked off the clock. By halftime, the score was 50-0. The King and Queen were…
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The Window Ledge

It is a rare thing when one hears of a talented young teenager who embodies a natural brilliance in everything she attempts to achieve. Calculus, English literature, history and yes, music. It is even more remarkable when one meets that…
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Summer of ‘42

  An amusing and poignant story from John Ratliff’s (JW) childhood. The movie was released in 1971 and the Frank Sinatra version of Summer Wind in 1966.   Summer of ‘42  She took…
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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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Jiminy Cricket

Start your day with John Ratliff.......... Jiminy Cricket back porch stillness before the dawn enveloped in silence except for the cricket who occasionally chirps unexpected chill in the air goosebumps hands wrapped…