When in school I had to memorize many things, like lyrics to songs, poems, and mathematics tables. Did you have to do this also, or was there something new in place? How about all those lists of spelling words?
Memorizing was very difficult for me and I struggled to accomplish the goals set before me. I finally accomplished the multiplication tables when I had helped the third child pass the test. She could memorize like a whiz kid and had no problem with those Chemistry Charts and did not need my assistance at all.
I have been practicing brain exercises on my DS Player, which I find very relaxing and of course I read a great deal to keep my brain active.
I thought I would share with you the first poem I successfully memorized as it has come back to mind and I have not forgotten it after all these years. It still makes me laugh.
A gourmet challenged me to eat
A tiny bit of rattlesnake meat
Remarking don’t look so horror stricken
You will find it tastes a lot like chicken
Now chicken I cannot eat because it tastes
Like rattlesnake meat.
~ OGDEN NASH
Do you have an old poem tucked away in the nooks and crannies of your mind? Are you amazed when you remember the words to old songs? What do you do to exercise your brain’s sections and keep them all healthy?
Looking forward to your stories and comments: