Do You Remember When
I often wake with a song in my head. The term, “ear worm” is used when there is a song stuck in your head all day. An odd term for a song that will be hummed sung and repeated throughout the day. Today that song is Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison. Specifically the lyrics “Do you remember when we used to sing Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah, Just like that, Sha la la la la la la la la la la dee dah,La dee dah.”
Yes I do remember when…I have been told I have a memory like an elephant. I believe that term comes from the way elephants follow the same paths and even hand down genetic memories of directions and places of their burial grounds across generations. Isn’t that incredible? I am grateful that I have a good memory and can remember things as far back as age 2. I joked with my Mother once that I remembered what she ate while she was pregnant with me. Giggle.
When I was in school I was fortunate to remember my lessons without much challenge. But I used to wish for an eidetic memory. Did you know that the talented actress, producer and author, Marilu Henner (marilu photo source) has an eidetic memory?
Can you imagine remembering every day, every moment’s details? There’s a television show here in the US that hubby and I enjoy called, “Unforgettable” . The main character is played by the lovely actress Poppy Montgomery and her character has an eidetic memory.
After watching this show I don’t think it would be such a blessing after all.(poppy photo source)
Why all of this rambling about memories today? Because, we made happy memories with our grandchildren last week, one more thank you “shout out” to the three lovelies who took care of Katherines Corner while I was away. Thank you!
We didn’t do anything extraordinary. But we did a lot of little things that make the hours, days and nights pure happy memory making.
Things like bubble baths in the jetted tub, wearing goggles of course. You can’t hunt for treasure in the tub without them.
Eating chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast
Coloring masterpieces to hang on the refrigerator for the world to see, well at least those in our little world. The children also created a wonderful welcome home poster for their Mother and Father. ( here they are at their house)
We ate many overflowing bowls of popcorn while picnicking on a blanket in the living room.
We watched a movie we’ve all seen many times, but enjoyed like it was the first time.
We celebrated our oldest granddaughter’s birthday with a yummy turtle pie ( you can get the recipe here) .
A trip to the dollar store and to the local Wendy’s restaurant elicited squeals of happy.
Our second to the oldest got a lot of extra pampering, as she was nursing a broken foot ( note- she arrived that way, it didn’t happen at Grandmas). Update she is off her crutches now and just walking in the boot.
They all waited patiently at their home for the arrival of their Mother and Father.
All happy memories! It was a pleasure to share them with you.
Before, I wish you all a happy memory making weekend. I am happy to announce the winner of the Farewell to Summer Giveaway. Please join me in congratulating ROSEY from mail4rosey!
Winner is selected using the rafflecopter random pick system.
I often say to go make some happy memories. “Precious memories keep us afloat on life’s ever changing sea”, Katherine Corrigan.
I think Alzheimer’s disease is one of the cruelest diseases of all. I always contribute to help end Alzheimers. if you are interested in supporting please visit the Alzheimer Association click HERE
I hope your weekend is filled with happy memory making too.
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