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don_socalFebruary 9, 2014

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
Benjamin Franklin

When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.
Mark Twain

We do not remember days, we remember moments.
Cesare Pavese

Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.
Richard L. Evans

It's odd the things that people remember. Parents will arrange a birthday party, certain it will stick in your mind forever. You'll have a nice time, then two years later you'll be like, 'There was a pony there? Really? And a clown with one leg?'
David Sedaris

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lilosophie

Great quotes, Don and George's experience/flashback fits right in with that.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2014 at 9:48AM
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nonmember_gw

The first is from Xunzi, not Franklin.

Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   February 9, 2014 at 10:09AM
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anneliese_32(6)

Memory is fickle at times, the older I get, the more I remember early childhood happenings. Thanks.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2014 at 10:11AM
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mawheel

Mark Twain's quote gives me a chuckle; my DH is getting older by the minute, not younger, but he, too remembers things--whether they happened or not! (And is adamant about his memory being the correct one.)

    Bookmark   February 9, 2014 at 11:11AM
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don_socal

Thank you nonmember for your link to a good site. When I was looking these up last night the site I use had forty pages of quotes on the word "remember" with a number of them being various iterations of this quote. Franklin's was the first so it is the one I used.

Gandle had posted before I did the quotes so I used his experience as impetus for the quotes.

This post was edited by don_socal on Sun, Feb 9, 14 at 11:43

    Bookmark   February 9, 2014 at 11:34AM
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west_gardener

I have some memories from when I was 4-8 yo, and they are very vivid. At some point I started questioning my memories, wondering how on earth I can remember something that happened so long ago (70 years ago).
Then I found a book on ebay, that explained every single thing I remember , It validated my memories.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2014 at 6:11PM
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gandle(4 NE)

Memory is a strange thing. Good ones Don.

    Bookmark   February 9, 2014 at 9:57PM
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