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Apr. 24th, 2015

10:59 am - Always Surprising Me

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My dad has trouble with his short-term memory. Because of that, he is often quiet. He doesn't want anyone to know just how much he can't remember. He's also lost a lot of long-term memory. His standard response is, "That was a long time ago. I don't remember that anymore." Many times, he will offer a memory that surprises me, though. Last night, I served him some lentil soup, and he said, "Six who pass while lentils boil." What? I asked him to repeat it, because it made no sense to me. Then he explained that it was the name of a play he was in in elementary school, and he was the one stirring the pot! Well, well, well. I learn something new every day.
EVERYTHING is still in there, he just usually can't access it anymore. There was a time when this ex-walking-encyclopedia remembered it all.


Date:April 24th, 2015 10:06 pm (UTC)
The brain is so interesting the way memory can just pop out from the past. I can't imagine that school play though….I wonder if one of the kids from his class wrote it.

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Date:April 25th, 2015 04:28 am (UTC)
No! I Googled it, and there was a U-Tube of a middle school class putting it on!
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