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Health: Reminiscence

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  1. ProducerLisa Gallagher

    Lisa Gallagher

    Memories and What We Make of Them
    Memories and What We Make of ThemSometimes it can take half a lifetime for some of us to realize how lucky we were. I grew up 3 blocks from the shores of Lake Erie and spent my entire late spring and summer on the beach. I took this beautiful body of water for granted, or I thought...


    Lisa Gallagher
    02/09/2016 #11 Lisa Gallagher
    #10 I will be going back Mid-September @Aurorasa Sima. I always get excited to see my siblings, since we don't see each other as often as I'd like. So, yes!
    Aurorasa Sima
    02/09/2016 #10 Aurorasa Sima
    #9 You never said when in Sept you´re going to Ohio. Excited?
    Lisa Gallagher
    02/09/2016 #9 Lisa Gallagher
    #8 Thanks @Aurorasa Sima, we had a great time, minus the heat index being 97 degs F. on Sunday ;-) It was the first time I rode in my step dad's 67 Mustang too, he was happy and proud!
    Aurorasa Sima
    02/09/2016 #8 Aurorasa Sima
    Now I understand why you said you´re an ambivert too. Sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing your memories.
    Lisa Gallagher
    01/09/2016 #7 Lisa Gallagher
    #3 HI @David Grinberg, thanks for reading! Everytime I go back to visit, I'm reminded just how beautiful Lake Erie is. I'm glad you enjoyed, and thanks for sharing, appreciated!
    Lisa Gallagher
    01/09/2016 #6 Lisa Gallagher
    #2 LOL, good question to ask if they are laughing when you talk about 'the old days" @Tony Brandstetter! I'll never forget, I got that dreaded question long ago when my daughter was about 10 years old, "Mom, back in the old days what did you have 'such and such?" I remember thinking when I had kids, oh boy if I hear that, I will know I'm old. Funny thing, I wasn't old, and it was cute. We used to use that phrase with my mom too.
    Lisa Gallagher
    01/09/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher
    #1 Hi @Sharon Fulgenzi, I'm glad you have wonderful memories of spending time at the beach too! I think our memories can help shape our lives (good, bad or otherwise). You know, I wish I would have planned early in life for that beach house too :))!
    Andrew Porter
    01/09/2016 #4 Andrew Porter
    Lovely post @Lisa Gallagher got me thinking back to how we used to listen to radio Luxembourg crackling away an old pirate staion!! and how we would go down to the small caves and crawl through them on our bellies at a place called Ashday...which was sadly filled in and is now the local cricket club, and as you probably know by now I love nature, which where we live we are fortunate that to get to the sea or even some fantastic places in the country they are all very short drives and easily accessible!
    David Grinberg
    01/09/2016 #3 David Grinberg
    Thanks for sharing such a thoughtful and inspirational post, @Lisa Gallagher. Lake Erie is beautiful, as are beaches. I likewise have always found peace and tranquility in nature. FYI - I'm sharing this on several hives. Great read!
    Tony Brandstetter
    01/09/2016 #2 Tony Brandstetter
    Great stuff @Lisa Gallagher, at my age when we get together with friends and family we talk about the "old day" and how life seemed simple and better. The kids look at us like some kind of freaks, the way we laugh and talk. When I get one of those looks I ask the child, what memories are you making looking into that phone?
    Sharon Fulgenzi
    01/09/2016 #1 Sharon Fulgenzi
    Wonderful article, memories and pictures. I, too, feel the same way as you and lived pretty much the same way. I love the ocean. It wasn't as close; took about 45 minutes to get there, but it is certainly the place I go to when I need stress free time. I'll always treasure the time spent at the beach with family and friends as we rented houses at the beach for summers. I still look back and so wish I had bought a place instead of merely rent each summer, but se la vie. Those memories will always be with me and to this day, when I want some peace, I drive to the beach and sit by the water....with my little transistor radio.....Thank you for sharing your memories and giving me a chance to sit and recall mine. Have a wonderful day!
  2. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht
    Mr. Ed Theme - YouTube
    www.youtube.com Gerald Hecht shared a...


    Graham Edwards
    16/08/2016 #8 Graham Edwards
    That is some of the finest programming of the day my friend... hard to believe we made it into the 21st century. Remember "It's about Time"?
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    16/08/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 @Gerald Hecht, I remember when we were told, as medical students, never to let a geriatric patient with dementia play with a doll. We were told that it diminished human dignity. But now, in virtually all nursing homes for Alzheimer's and dementia, there is an 'infant' section with baby dolls, a rocking chair, baby blankets, all ~ to stimulate those endogenous endorphins and stimulate reminiscence. I'm glad it's changed. (I always want to go back to the days when my babies were still babies..ya know - no talking back, no dropping them off around the corner...) lol.
    Gerald Hecht
    28/07/2016 #6 Gerald Hecht
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD,Precisely! The (now well established) "Simpsons Effect" in Neuroendocrinology #5
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/07/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 Great insight there...commendable. Ha..reminds me of the theme for childrearing just before that generation, "Children should be seen and not heard." And the adage, "If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say it at all." What about the concept of a horse that could talk? Everyone loves horses, hence their use in crowd control by the police...and he had buck teeth, as all horses do. So Mr. Ed was more than just 'quite the character,' he was a symbol of so many things that adults need to see.....and that just slide over the top of the child's mind! Just like Freddy Flintstone....the adults 'get' all the jokes inside that a child never 'gets' also! Quite the ride down memory lane....lovin' the reminiscence! It is good for the brain...combats Alzheimer's.
    Gerald Hecht
    28/07/2016 #4 Gerald Hecht
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, what strikes me most about the song is "Mr. Ed's" choice to express himself in the third person (much as Bob Dylan often did in his late 70's compositions as originally released on the LPs "Blood on the Tracks", "Desire", and "Street Legal" ...it is very effective lyrical device for creates a perspective shifting dynamic regarding who (or what) is "subject" vs. "object"...here, in "Mr. Ed's" composition, we are compelled to attend to the fact that: "people yacketey yak, and waste your time of day, BUT Mr. Ed, will NEVER talk UNLESS he has something to say". What strikes the listener is the subtle "Jeckyll and Hyde" dynamic; the song is sung from "Hyde's point of view" (as it were).... he's informing us about his intentions to manipulate the forces of evil, while destroying his conscience if he can, to achieve a greater good #3
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/07/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 #2 It's a great song...brings back so many memories...wasn't Mr Ed great? The song sticks in my head rather like "It's A Small World After All" .... but I love it! Thank you for the good cheer and reminiscence!
    Gerald Hecht
    28/07/2016 #2 Gerald Hecht
    #1 @Fatima Williams yeah... I don't know what reminded me of that old tune ⚡️🦄🔮
    Fatima Williams
    28/07/2016 #1 Fatima Williams
    A horse is a horse ! It almost got me on my feet. Good one @Gerald Hecht