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Old 10-17-2008, 04:46 PM   #61
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It's so true.......conjuring up a happy memory really does work when you're trying to relax esp. in a doctor's office...........the last few times I've gone to the doctors' offices and my blood pressure has been normal on the first reading.......I just breathe and put myself in my grandma's backyard with her flowers and she's holding my hand........it really works............
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:02 PM   #62
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I remember....

When I used to like my job
when they used to treat us with some respect
When I would get a call for OT
when I had less worries in my life
When I first met my wife
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:35 PM   #63
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I rememeber the first time Paul said "I LOVE YOU"
I remember the way my heart almost stopped. Maybe, it did.
I remember the FEAR, the JOY and the PAIN those words all brought at the same time.
I remember wanting to run and hide, I remember wanting to grab on, hold tight and never let go. I remember loving him back but not being able to say so.
I remember the single tear that slid down my face and on to the pillow.
I remember him saying "it'll be ok" and and smiling and understanding and being right.
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Old 10-19-2008, 04:45 PM   #64
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i know that i am less scared about break-in and am really angry. my space was violated.
i know it is a beautiful fall day.
i know it is almost time to bake
i know i need to work in yard.
i know i am grateful to all here for their concern and good wishes.
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Old 10-19-2008, 05:04 PM   #65
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I remember going to my Great Grandparents house when I was little. I can still see the layout of the house too, lol. I think I was 3 the last time we went. I remember taking a nap on Easter and waking up to hear voices and looked over to see my momma standing at the window talking to the Easter Bunny!! That is all I remember of that day and after years of thinking it was my step dad, my aunt told me that it was my daddy!! lol, the only memory of my daddy and I didn't see his face, lol
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Old 10-19-2008, 08:27 PM   #66
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I remember......my son at age 5 describing a headache as a brain-ache and pointing to his scrapped knee capps at the same time. I'm currently reminded of joyious memories and tears are uncontrollably streaming down my face, ...No it's not menopause Just I can smell my Mums cooking and hear her voice calling to me, where are you? come and try this... in her broken English call your boys in from outside and tell them to come and eat, she would say... and it's has been 7yrs without her to call upon. I can now create the same cooking smells but not her voice or her beautiful expressions. I look for these in my children and sometimes catch a glimpse of her looking back at me in my mirror, and when I do it fills me with inner strength to carry on with the most menial or difficult of tasks ahead of me.... I remember her devoted compassionate love for her family, and I miss the prickly pears she had a great knack of peeling at easter time and we would scoff them down like children eat chocolate eggs today. I remember her like she said I always would... as much as she thought of her own mother each day too...before and after her passing.
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:35 PM   #67
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I remember the importance of smell and how I relive memories by something that wafts across my nose.
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:52 PM   #68
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I remember the importance of smell and how I relive memories by something that wafts across my nose.

Isn't it wonderful how a smell can bring back such a memory.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:24 PM   #69
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I remember asking my husband and kids, years ago, a few questions just to test their knowledge. "what's my favorite smell on earth?" "if I am in prison and going to the chair tomorrow, what do I want for dinner tonight?" < I know, it's macabre and don't go putting any thought in to 'anything' regarding that. Their answers on both accounts were correct. About dinner they all knew. About smell................"horse manure on a rainy day"....they got it right, go figure........ ^^^so sad eh?^^^
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:48 PM   #70
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I remember clearly the day I graduated from culinary school. Because my arthritis was diagnosed half way through, I cracked a rib and ended up doing my final exams with pneumonia, there was a good chance I wouldn't pass. But I was just happy that I had completed the very intensive program under all those pressures. I called my graduation day my completion day because I didn't want to get my hopes up and was satisfied with that. We didn't find out our marks until we were handed a brown envelope by our chef instructors in front of friends and family.

I had brought my hubby, Dad and best friend (my sister had car trouble and couldn't make it), and the one thing I had wanted to do all my life was make my father proud. Well, when I opened my envelope I saw "This is to certify that ______ has completed..." I was content. Until a fellow student pointed to the big word at the top and said "Laurie, that IS a diploma you know!"

Well, I started to cry tears of joy and made my way over to the direction of my family. DH turned around and I mouthed the words "I passed" and he told the others. The all turned around with tears of joy in their eyes. When I was finally able to go see them when it was done, my Dad hadn't stopped crying. He grabbed me and hugged me and for the first time in my 47 years said "I am so proud of you". That was worth every minute of it! My only regret was that my mother wasn't there to be part of it because she gave me my love of cooking.
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