Letter to the Editor

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Thursday, August 11, 2005

I enjoyed your article in last Sunday's paper regarding memory loss in the aged. Both my wife and I have enjoyed similar experiences - i.e. forgetting where the car is parked at Wal-Mart, etc. In fact both relate closely to the following story:

The older couple were sitting on the porch one evening when the wife said she would like some ice cream. Her husband said he'd go down to the store and get. "And I'd like some chocolate syrup on it," she said. "And a cherry on top," she added. "I'll take care of it," he said. She told him to write it down but he was insulted and said he didn't need a not to remember that. A half-

hour later, he returned with two ham sandwiches. "You big dummy! I told you to write it down. I wanted mustard on mine."

The point I'm trying to make is ah....ah....

I seem to have forgotten the purpose of this article so I'll have to close now.


Bob Donze