Category Archives: Memories

Memories of the past and memories made for the future.

Things You and I Ought to Do to Improve Our Memory

Things You and I Ought to Do to Improve Our Memory

I must admit, my memory is starting to catch up with my current age. I’m not going to lie but simple things such as misplacing my phone, failing to do a task or a chore and forgetting my passwords happens more often. Several checklists and to-do lists start to pile around my computer and work desk just to make sure I haven’t forgot anything to do on a particular day or week.

 

I’ve gathered and created a list of activities from various web sources on the things everybody should try to boost memory.  Here are some memory improvement activities to try:

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Summer Selfies

Summer Selfies

Summer is over which made me realized how time flew so fast! Fall is here and winter will eventually drop by then another new year will come in. Because I had a wonderful summer with my grandchildren this year, I decided to share with the world some of our summer selfies.  I never tire of spending time and making happy memories.

Here are some of our photos..

The kids insisted that we had to look goofy and as you can see, that did not seem to be a problem!  Its always fun to see the faces they come up with – even the little one had a ton of funny faces to make.

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A Flashback on Baby Boomer Generation Toys

A Flashback on Baby Boomer Generation Toys

Baby Boomer Toys

Baby Boomer Grandparents enjoyed playing with classic and vintage toys in their childhood ; some of these toys were wood-carved, some were made from new “space age”  materials. Reminiscing about the toys that were once loved by many and seeing how they change through the decades makes us nostalgic.  This is especially true of the baby boomer generation.

The boomers make up a great number of the population and they are willing and able to spend money on purchasing toys for their grandsons and daughters. The act of giving gifts is their way of bringing back good old memories.  This helps them to feel young and to create a new unforgettable memory when playing with their precious little ones.

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The ABC Song

The ABC Song


My, How Things Change and What Children Learn

On my first day of school and first grade I thought I was hot stuff as my grandmother had taught me at home vs sending me to kindergarten because as she told me, I was too smart for that!  Of course, school has a way of putting one in their place and I was quickly reminded of mine!

We were asked who knew the alphabet song.  When everyone else raised their hand, I went along because, of course, it was the first performance test.  My grandmother had taught me all the letters, I was reading all the “Dick and Jane” books for first and second grade but I had never heard of the alphabet song.  It became quickly evident to my teacher, Mrs Ferrier, and I was called out and humiliated in front of everyone.  David Broughton and I had to stand with our noses   on the blackboard (in little circles she drew for each of us) and our backs to the class for what seemed like an eternity!  How embarrassing!  Even to this day over 50 years later I can feel the blood rushing up the back of my neck as I blushed.  (But I did make a friend in David, who was a talker from the beginning of time,  and I remember his birthday for some odd reason.)

This little girl is 30 months old – she knows the ABC song, she can identify all her letters, she can sight read many words and she is pretty proud of herself too!

Michael, Michael The Doughnut Maker

Michael, Michael The Doughnut Maker

One of my favorite times of the year is Thanksgiving because it’s all about warmth, food, family and of course, giving thanks.  Every year my grandchildren’s school holds an open house and puts on a great program just for grandparents.  It is called Grandparent’s Chocolate…which probably came from someone identifying their two best things in the world.

The children prepare skits, songs, poems and pictures to entertain us and then we get to visit their classroom to see what they are learning and where they sit and meet their teachers.   It is great to get to share that with them and helps us become more involved in their lives.  We also get our photo with each one of the kids (we have 4 at this school so we have a lot of photos).

In the third grade the children show us their Flat Katie and tell us about her great adventures at the Cubs game, Seattle trip and going to the American girl store.

In first grade the children get to draw a picture of what they will be when they grow up.  There are firemen and policemen, there are Doctors and Nurses, there are astronauts and even Supermen but I think Michael has the best idea ever  –

When Michael grows up, he wants to be a doughnut maker.  Because he says it makes it more likely that he can have doughnuts for breakfast which is, after all, the real reason one grows up anyway.  And doughnuts were easier to draw than rocket ships 🙂