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MEXICOWANDERER

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Many years ago a Oaxacan fireplug of a woman decided I needed a housekeeper. She set her own pittance of a wage and cooked and cleaned. She had white hair and was somewhat forgetful.

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"I wish to explain something señor. As you grow up all of the things you hear go in this ear. True? Then as you grow old your head fills up. Sooner or later something of little significance will enter that ear and push out something else that is important"

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Crowe wrote:

It's not necessarily an age thing-I am only 60 but I can't remember why I go into rooms or where I've put stuff all the time!


I'm 47 and I have been doing that since I was a teenager.

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Worst I ever did was look for my keys.. Which I was holding in my left hand.

(IN fairness left hand took an injury and suffered some nerve damage).


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mgirardo wrote:

Crowe wrote:

It's not necessarily an age thing-I am only 60 but I can't remember why I go into rooms or where I've put stuff all the time!


I'm 47 and I have been doing that since I was a teenager.

-Michael


LOL! Actually they've proven that going through a doorway acts like an eraser-it wipes your mind clean therefor you forget. I've been forgetting what I was doing for years! Now I'm forever looking for my cell phone-which is usually in my hand!


I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be Douglas Adams

RV-less for now but our spirits are still on the open road.

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Crowe wrote:

LOL! Actually they've proven that going through a doorway acts like an eraser-it wipes your mind clean therefor you forget. I've been forgetting what I was doing for years! Now I'm forever looking for my cell phone-which is usually in my hand!


Yes they have. I read the study. "Doorway Effect" they named it or portal effect.. You pass through the portal but your thoughts do not.

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Wife is 78 and I'm 79. We both laugh about our "loosing things" moments.
She is always leaving/loosing her glasses some where.....sometimes even on her face.
I make popcorn in the microwave and it dings dings when ready so's I heads to the kitchen and open's the fridge. Smarty wife says did you find your popcorn.

And sometimes our milk disappears but shows up in the pantry next to the cereal.

I Like the portal effect thing.


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As it was explained to me.
Always forgetting where you put your keys is a sign of old age, nothing to worry about.
When you forget what the keys are for is when you start to worry.

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Went fishing one time at least, and ...left rod and 100 miles away at home!
Went hunting once, left ammunition,and billfold with license ...110 miles away back home!
In formative years, made myself a bowl of corn flakes, added sugar...and buttermilk, Jesh! this doesn't taste right. Poured it out and got another bowl of cornflakes, added sugar...and butter milk, jesh this doesn't taste right.Said I did it again.Poured it out.I;ll get it right this time Made myself another bowl of cornflakes.added sugar and......buttermilk. Tasted it and having used up a box of cornflakes,said it must be fate and ate it! Fortunately Corn flakes were like 39-49 cents a box then.

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Well I almost had a senior moment. Reached for my Debit card to pay for groceries and ... .IT was on the floor next to my chair here in the apartment.

However Senior moment passed and I reached for the Cash wallet. I had enough Yuppi food stamps to cover the bill and then some ($20.00 bills).

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Besides being deaf in one ear and can't hear out of the other,I always forget things, which the combination irritates DW, but when she forgets things, I still remember Not to bring it up. [emoticon]


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