May 12, 2005

Box of Memories

I've come up with something that I think will help me to organize my brain a bit, and help keep things in my memory that might otherwise fade away. I'm going to get a small box, and a bunch of index cards, and whenever I remember something from long ago, I'm going to write it down, and try to put it in chronological order in my box.

It's going to be tricky, to get the chrono-part correct, because I really don't have a good grasp on how old I was when things happened. I remember when I worked for the farmer guy, getting paid $3 an hour to stack bales of hay on a wagon, but I can't really tell you when that was. I remember driving to Cedar Point with Bob, Zim, Annie, Chris...and probably some others, but I don't know when (although I do remember that I still have the belt that I wore). So, it'll take a while, but I can get things organized.

This way, my failing brain doesn't have to be depended upon. I also expect that this will help me to remember more, and that'll help to keep me from repeating the same stories over and over when I get to be 80.


At 12:29 PM, Anonymous said...

This is a great idea. I'm going to try to do so myself, although I like the idea of loose chronology, since the "event," if you include the time that it continued to happen and the time working up to it, probably never occured in a discrete time frame.


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