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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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Yo-Yo

John Ratliff writes about the importance of music in our lives. Here at Memory Matters music is an everyday therapy that is employed to entertain, but also to calm and relax.  To many of our memory care participants, it…
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A Separate Peace

A Separate Peace A story from John Ratliff: As has often been the case, we read the book together.  This time, however, she was away at camp and unavailable for our normal daily discussions of the chapters we had recently devoured.…
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Jackson

Goodnight you moonlight ladies Rockabye sweet baby Jackson Deep greens and blues are the colors I choose Won't you let me go down in my dreams And rockabye sweet baby Jackson (with apologies to James Taylor) From John Ratliff Jackson Amélie…
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Nancy's Smile

John Ratliff's essays published here reminded me of  F. Scott Fitzgerald's profound depth of understanding of the best of human relationships. Thursday was family night at Canterfield and they celebrated their first anniversary. John…
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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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Dress Rehearsal: Music with a Mission

Hi, This is Volunteer Mike reaching out to my Memory Matters friends. Our beautiful and talented 14-year-old volunteer - Amélie Ratliff - is performing on November 4th with the Savannah Youth Orchestra at the First Presbyterian Church…
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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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RIP Norm Reeves

In every lifetime you meet a human being who transcends everyday life but in a humble, caring and compassionate way. Norm Reeves was such a man. He made Memory Matters his home on Friday’s, volunteering with our regular, fabulous band…
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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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