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Unread 07-07-2015, 10:33 PM   #1
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Default Memory Chain: Post Your Memories

After reading John D. Moore, PhD's blog post last Christmas 5 Loving Ways To Remember Someone You Have Lost This Christmas | Reaching Life Goals, I thought that it would be nice if we could make our own "paper" chain of good memories here. It doesn't matter whether it's one word or a thousand. So, without further ado, I present The Memory Chain.
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My parents loved each other so much. They were the golden glow at Thanksgivings and Christmases.
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My brother, who died at age 9, was a fearless explorer and loved to explore the storm drains that ran under our city. Much to our mother's chagrin.
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My first boyfriend always smelled like incense and vanilla, because I would give him backrubs using vanilla lotion, it was his favorite fragrance, and I loved looking at all of his freckles, anyway. Whenever we cuddled and watched shows together, it was just a sea of blankets and freckles. I didn't go to his funeral because I was so angry. But I was so angry because he robbed the world of all those freckles, and much more, instead of getting help. This time of year when the breeze is warm and the smell of incense rises in my room, I can't help but think of all those freckles. I miss them and I miss him.
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Being around my Aunt M.A. was like being in the presence of a human sunflower.
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My mother was kind and loving person who was always there for me.


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My mom believed she was a bad cook. Totally not true.
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My dog, Petey, taught me how to laugh again. He was so funny and so full of life. He was like my child and best friend.
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(i love this idea!)

i called my grandma 'na-na'. that was just what i called her from the time i was small, and it just stuck. anyway, i liked to stay the night at her house a lot and she always liked to have me there. she'd make pizza and i'd watch cartoons and sometimes we'd walk to the store, nothing fancy, but it was always a good time. not long before she died, she got out a photo album and we looked at pictures together - this was the first and last time that happened. no one suspected she'd die only months later.

i miss you na-na.
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The night my brother died, my "Aunt" Peggy and "Uncle" W. came to the house and brought us home to their apartment. They made us feel safe and loved. On the day of my brother's funeral, my "Aunt" Peggy kept us at her and my "uncle's" apartment b/c we didn't want to go. We were making cookies or a cake and I accidentally called her Aunt Piggy. I didn't think of her as being overweight, though she was a little. At that age (6), I didn't realize that it was wrong to call someone Piggy and so kept calling her that. So we joked and laughed about it. When I talked to my mom on the phone and told her my new name for Aunt Peggy, my mom was not pleased, but Aunt Peggy assured her everything was OK. I loved the two of them so much. They died years ago. My uncle first. My aunt told me that they read a letter I wrote them to my uncle before he died. I didn't even know that he was sick; I'd just written them a letter out of the blue. It was the first time I'd written in a couple of years. They were such beautiful souls.
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