Memories

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“Was there ever a thing as pure memory? I doubt it. Even when we convince ourselves that we’re being dispassionate, sticking to the bald facts with no self-serving decorations or omissions, pure memory remains as elusive as a bar of wet soap. Or it does me, after a lifetime of blending experience with imagination.” John Le Carre
Thanksgiving family gatherings can provide the truth of this idea.

“One of the things I’ve learned the hard way is that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged.” Lucille Ball

With modern families and quick occurring events, advice often flows both ways. That’s the way it is.

Life Advice

“The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people straight.” Hannah Whitall Smith

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