Always Surprising Me - Livin' the Good Life
Apr. 24th, 2015
10:59 am - Always Surprising Me
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.