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  1. ProducerLisa ๐Ÿ 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...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    06/09/2016 #35 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #34 Ha, love it @Cyndi wilkins, "What the hell were we thinking?" Right?!! I agree, wouldn't trade my life now for the teen years. They were fun and yes, filled with so many memories. Today, teens could not head to that beach with alcohol. I still look back and wonder how we even got away with it.
    Cyndi wilkins
    05/09/2016 #34 Cyndi wilkins
    We would go the 'private side' of the beach because, well... we could bring beer and drink! What a great mix, the sun , guys, lake, and beer, eh? OOOOH man! What a great memory @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher View more
    We would go the 'private side' of the beach because, well... we could bring beer and drink! What a great mix, the sun , guys, lake, and beer, eh? OOOOH man! What a great memory @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher...Then we got married and had kids...What the hell were we thinking? LOL! Just kidding...Best thing that ever happened to me...But I sure do miss the innocence of those days...Thanks for the memories;-) Close
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    04/09/2016 #33 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #32 Hi @Jose Carlos Robles, thanks for taking the time to read my buzz. You are so right, music does stir up many memories! I will listen to songs from a certain time period and feel like I'm transported back to a certain place in time, it's always good!
    Jose Carlos Robles
    03/09/2016 #32 Jose Carlos Robles
    Hi @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher , memories are great. Sometimes you can remember the moments with music, scent. Sometimes the places change but the memories stay. Nice article. โœŒ
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    03/09/2016 #31 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #30 @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit, LOVED the video, the message was a great one and good reminder of life in general. I ended up sharing the video on facebook. Thank you for your kind words!
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    03/09/2016 #30 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Memories are indeed what we make of them and the song made famous by Buzz Luhrman underscores this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI View more
    Memories are indeed what we make of them and the song made famous by Buzz Luhrman underscores this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJ7AzBIJoI

    There is a great sense of personal freedom when I sit watching a large body of water, especially on a bright sunny day. The freedom is in being open to a beautiful construct of nature. To be present to nature is a tremendous form of life appreciation. Close
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    03/09/2016 #29 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #28 Hope it was a happier feeling than sad @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD! I still miss my dad on rare occasions and he passed away in the 70's. I think I miss the man I didn't get to know as I grew older. But, when I think of him it always brings a smile to my face. We never forget, no matter how long they've been gone. We just move on and replace the sadness with happy memories, thank goodness.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    03/09/2016 #28 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #27 Awe @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, now I miss my Dad! (but it's a happy/sad feeling ~ what is it? not 'melancholy' -better than that. 'Longing?' I'm not sure.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    02/09/2016 #27 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #25 What great memories your father left you with @David B. Grinberg! How much fun that must have been to run on Shea Field and taking home a part of it. Are you still a jets fan? Yes, I bet you will always cherish your father-son bonding, nothing like it!!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    02/09/2016 #26 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #24 Thanks @Kevin Pashuk, glad you enjoyed this! I have noticed water in your photos and I'm sure I've missed some too! I never tire of viewing other's photos of the water. How nice that you work near Lake Ontario. I saw the photo you posted a few days ago, very nice!! Being near the water does clear the mind and help to refocus, doesn't it?
    David B. Grinberg
    02/09/2016 #25 David B. Grinberg
    What a wonderful read, @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher. My late father had season tickets for the NFL NY Jets football team when I was a kid. Thus, I have many fond memories of going to Shea Stadium in Queens with my dad for Sunday home games. I also recall running on the field and taking home part of the 50-yard line after the very last game the Jets played at Shea Stadium (prior to moving to Metlife Stadium in NJ). And while the Jets usually lost more than they won, the father-son bonding was always a winning experience I will always cherish.
    Kevin Pashuk
    02/09/2016 #24 Kevin Pashuk
    Enjoyed the read @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher. As a certified 'water person' I can fully identify. You will notice that many of my photos have water in them. I live and work near Lake Ontario and often retreat there when I have quiet work (reading or planning) to do, or just need a soul refresh.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    02/09/2016 #23 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #17 Hi @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic, such beautiful memories! You reminded me how romantic it was to be alone with 'a first love' near the water! I enjoy looking for seashells. I still do it. I took a photo last year of some shells I found in North Carolina, maybe I'll post it just for fun. Enjoy your trip, I'm sure it will be SO relaxing and thanks for sharing!!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    02/09/2016 #22 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #16 Hi @Nicole Chardenet, what a great experience you shared! I bet you did have a lot of good and not so good memories come flooding back. The good old days of going from being an older teen to a young adult, the transition can be very tough. Cleveland has changed a lot, hasn't it?! I love the 4th St. district and Playhouse Square. Ah, you reminded me of yes, one of a gals bigger worries back then- guys and feeling like a dork. I bet so many of us felt that way!! Thanks for sharing. Where did you go to school in Cleveland?
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/09/2016 #21 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #14 #16 #19 Just a note to express that I'm so touched that you both, @Pascal Derrien and @Nichole Chardenent had twinges of bad memories after reading this piece. I'm in awe at your melodic expressions of mixed feelings, with a slant on the negative ...that serves to remind us that those with good childhoods are so blessed to have what they have. My heart goes out to all children and I work to emphasize Positive Parenting. You Stir Me Along. Thank you.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    02/09/2016 #20 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #15 Hi @Savvy Raj, thanks for reading and couldn't agree more, getting away is so good for the mind!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    02/09/2016 #19 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #14 So true @Pascal Derrien, some memories which we all carry aren't so nice. It felt good to share a happier place in time. There are many when I look back, including the many moments shared with my children as they grew up! Thanks for reading.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    02/09/2016 #18 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #13 I had no idea sharing memories used to be discouraged @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, I'm glad that's encouraged now. Thanks for reading and glad you enjoyed!
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    02/09/2016 #17 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    I agree with you dear @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher. I was born and live my entire life by the sea. My all memories are tied to a large body of water. Reminiscence on family walks in the winter and collecting the seashells washed up on the beach, the memories of the first loveโ€ฆโ€ฆ
    I think I couldn't live someplace where there's no view of the sunset behind the sea horizon. Am looking forward to tomorrow's outing with friends and family on a nearby island and making more memories for my book of life. :-)
    Nicole Chardenet
    02/09/2016 #16 Nicole Chardenet
    Memories can be both good and bad when you go back to old haunts...last year I went back to Ohio for an informal reunion with some old university friends and my ex-college roommate and I stayed together in a room downtown...in a motel that hadn't been there back in our day! What I noticed as I walked around by myself that first evening, waiting for Bonnie to arrive from Pittsburgh, is just how many memories and feelings came flooding back as I walked down old neighbourhoods and around my university campus. Both good and bad - the '80s came back to me, hugely, it was like stepping back in time but also surreally not, because it was Freshman Orientation Week and the kids that were there hadn't even been born then - in fact maybe their worried-looking parents hadn't met yet. Along with memories of fun times I hadn't thought about in years though, came a lot of unpleasant memories of insecurities, old loves gone sour, worries about money, feelings that I was a total dork. A couple of days later I asked Bonnie how it had been for her walking around, and she said the same thing...many happy memories, and a lot of memories of just how neurotic we all were, constantly moping and worrying about this or that. Still, it was great to hang out with my ex-peeps, and we had a lot of good times thta weekend. We do it every other year, next year's the next year!!!
  2. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    28/07/2016
    I BROKE MY BRAIN AND IT WONT REBOOT
    Gerald Hecht
    Mr. Ed Theme - YouTube
    www.youtube.com Gerald Hecht shared a...
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    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    16/08/2016 #8 Graham๐Ÿ 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 @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams yeah... I don't know what reminded me of that old tune โšก๏ธ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ”ฎ
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    28/07/2016 #1 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    A horse is a horse ! It almost got me on my feet. Good one @Gerald Hecht