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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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Turkey Crossing

Turkey Crossing After a wild, fun-filled, full-moon performance at Memory Matters' Compass Day Program, I was saying my goodbyes, shaking hands and kissing cheeks, when Pat, one of our participants, suddenly spoke to me. Normally she…
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A Billion Reasons

Barbara and I had been away on vacation visiting our European relatives and having fun. To catch up with the family you love is always good, and to enjoy discovering new places at the same time is a distinct bonus. Then going home was good…
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The Dream Catcher

When John sent me his Dream Catcher story I was immediatly reminded of all the good that is in the world. I was drawn to the great Luke Bryan song I'm trying to learn and play just now called "Most People are Good." I believe kids oughta stay…
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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…

Morning Ritual

  Morning Ritual Quietly rise, try not to wake her. Close the door softly till I hear the click and reset the thermostat on my way down, lightly step on the stairs without a sound. Rinse the apple, Start the coffee, take…
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Butterfly Wings

I am pleased to publish a super short essay from Volunteer John, aka JW! For those of us who have lived on or nearby Hilton Head Island for a number of years the airport has garnered mixed opinions and reviews, but it is part of the infrastructure.…
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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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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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