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Likes 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 my…
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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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Paperboy

Another interesting life story from the pen of John Ratliff, a/k/a, "JW." Paperboy  When I was a kid I sold papers on the steps of our local church on Sunday mornings. We lived outside of Boston at the time and during those cold New…
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Clair de Lune 

I realize I no longer have to introduce John Ratliff, a/k/a JW, but I must admit, in introducing this short essay I am a little concerned with his use of the word "precocious!" It can mean forward or smart which are perfectly good synonyms,…
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Afterglow

Go through the park, on into the town; The sun still shines on, it never goes down. The light of the world has risen again; The people of darkness are needing a friend.......John Paculabo I really enjoyed this brief story from…
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A New Home

A New Home: Tony and Daisy “Hello, neighbor!” The olive-skinned man brightly exclaimed as he closed the sliding glass door behind him and stepped out onto the backyard patio. She emerged shortly after, a kitchen apron wrapped around…
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DO THE NEXT RIGHT THING.

I love the way the participants in our Compass Program and Connections Class contribute to everyone having their best brain day. Their one-liners are so meaningful, like the one I used for the title of this blog. A Connections class gentleman…
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MUSIC FROM THE YOUNG, FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART!

  Sometime in May 2016 a friend asked me to write a blog about Memory Matters "through the eyes of a volunteer" working in the social day program we call Compass, and later in the Connections class we teach those with mild memory…
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LOVE IS IN THE AIR!

Love is in the air! One of my Grandkids celebrated his 3rd birthday last Saturday and his family and friends were there to demonstrate their love and celebrate with him. We are fortunate that all our family lives locally, so my eldest…

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