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Why Childhood Memories Disappear

The Atlantic | Alasdair Wilkins | Posted 07.07.2015 | World

My first memory is of the day my brother was born: November 14, 1991. I can remember my father driving my grandparents and me over to the hospital in ...

The Melodies and Soundtracks That Make Up Our Lives

Kay Tacke Morse | Posted 06.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kay Tacke Morse

Soundtrack Sample Example: Ever hear a song that brings you back to the childhood beach you designed Disney worthy castles upon? (Here Comes the Sun/...

I Hope There Are Windows In Heaven

Nancy Roman | Posted 06.19.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

Happy Father's Day, Daddy. I hope there are lots of cigars in heaven. But for God's sake... (LITERALLY, Dad!): Open a window.

10 Things Only My Father Could Teach Me

Alicia Cook | Posted 06.17.2015 | Women
Alicia Cook

Spoiler Alert: Dad really did know best. With Father's Day approaching, I have tried to pinpoint the most important things my father ever taught me.

An Open Letter To My Daughter About Her Unfinished Baby Book

Elizabeth Laing Thompson | Posted 06.04.2015 | Parents
Elizabeth Laing Thompson

I picture you flipping to the chart of firsts, that page where I'm supposed to write down every first from your First Year of Life, and even some milestones from your toddler years. Your baffled gaze runs down the page, finding only a few scattered notes. And I'll try to explain, to help you understand.

What I Wish I Had Saved

Dana Laquidara | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Dana Laquidara

I was a bystander in their doll games, a witness to it all. I saw the Oregon Trail from a distance, looking out the kitchen window, glimpses of three pony tailed heads and the pink wheels bumping along through the grass. I cannot bring the dolls back. But I can call up these memories, clear as a summer day on the prairie.

The Problem With Beginnings and Endings

Kelly Suellentrop | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Kelly Suellentrop

She is living in moments of her life that are over, moments where sometimes her children and grandchildren don't even exist. Then every now and again, she is jarred into the present. I would like to think she has points of clarity when she knows that the way her life played out was good.

Jersey Shore Staple Takes Final Bow

Alicia Cook | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Alicia Cook

It was the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend and I was driving to the beach. As I neared the bridge, my eyes unconsciously ticked down to the time. As I closed in on my destination, I always checked the clock because the bridge opened every half hour for boats to pass and no one ever wanted to "catch" the bridge.

Travels With My Dad

Janie Emaus | Posted 06.01.2015 | Fifty
Janie Emaus

No matter what age I was when we traveled, I knew my father would get us to our destination safely. He would take care of everything (hotels, car rentals, food, souvenirs, fun).

Why 1970s Summers Were Way Better

Lori Ferraro | Posted 05.29.2015 | Women
Lori Ferraro

Grab your rainbow flip-flops and join me for a run through the sprinkler in the front yard, won't you?

The Lost Art of Skipping Rocks

Jennifer Bly | Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents
Jennifer Bly

As we stood there, it occurred to me how much we've lost to the hectic pace of a technologically advanced society.

Capture Life

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

It happens in a second but lasts a lifetime and beyond. Memories fade, but the vibrancy of a photo can breathe life back into a moment frozen in time....

How I Overcame My Fear of the Beach

Tami Shaikh | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Tami Shaikh

Sometimes I ask myself why memories are so hard to forget. Good times are rarely remembered and bad times are rarely forgotten. As I sit here, I watc...

The 4 Things In My Closet I Could Never Get Rid Of

Teresa Kindred | Posted 05.17.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

Warmer weather finally convinced me that it was time to put up the winter sweaters and get out my summer clothes. Working in my closet is not a job I enjoy, most likely because I am a sentimental fool. Every season I go through each piece of clothing and ask myself if it's a keeper.

Remembering Those Who Are No Longer With Us This Mother's Day

Laurie Levy | Posted 05.10.2015 | Fifty
Laurie Levy

Mother's Day is here and it's my first one without Mom. My mother, Evelyn Levine, died on April 19, and it was a huge personal loss as well as the end of an era. She was the last of the Greatest Generation in her family. More importantly, she was an amazing mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, as well as my biggest fan.

Is There Such a Thing As Too Young to Travel?

Lea Shapiro | Posted 05.09.2015 | Travel
Lea Shapiro

As a child, I didn't understand the importance of the sites I was witnessing. Now, I want to travel the world and see historical sites. I want to be Intellectually stimulated. Am I wrong? Was I an immature anomaly that was just uninterested? Or does traveling when young actually create unappreciative memories that deter you from traveling there later in life?

A Fresh Way of Remembering Mom

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Every May, as Mother's Day approaches, I make time to think about my mom. That can hurt, as I lost her so long ago, but this year was different. I watched my sister raise her children, who are now raising their own, and that has changed my perspective.

Reliving and Reviving Memories

Diana M. Raab | Posted 05.07.2015 | Fifty
Diana M. Raab

I continue to celebrate and honor my grandmother's life by following her passions for reading and writing. Both these pastimes are an integral part of my own life. This is my way of honoring her.

LINES Ballet's Writing Ground Is Physical Poetry -- Literally

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

"There are times I will need ropes and ladders and caribiners and helmets just to climb down into myself." Madeline DeVries shatters into shards, tortured by music and memories. She crumbles as her eyes accuse.

Remembering Mom

Beth Bernstein | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Beth Bernstein

My mother had an eye for fashion and an innate sense of taste. I had the most fun dressing up next to her, first in her jewelry and clothes, as a young girl and then helping each other get ready for an important meeting or date.

Remember Your Tender Heart

Mary McLaurine | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Mary McLaurine

Love changes with time, with partners, with children, with age -- sometimes in the blink of an eye. This girl did love that boy to the degree she knew of love and for her mother to dismiss it so casually was to dismiss her daughter's feelings casually.

5 Things My Mom Loved That I Still Think About 25 Years After Her Death

Teresa Kindred | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

In the 25 years since my mother's death, the pain of losing her has diminished somewhat, but nothing can replace the ache in my heart that her death created. I didn't just lose my mother, I lost my best friend.

The Challenge to Truly Live

Ashley Ballou-Bonnema | Posted 06.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema

When I come to the end of my journey, I want to see the beauty that filled every brave breath and made up my life. I want to hold each one of those unforgettable moments in my memory, gripping onto them as tightly as possible, but most of all I want to know for certain that I truly lived.

Nature Is a Gift

Honey Good | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

She noticed I could not take my eyes off this exquisitely-patterned shell and said, smiling, "I would like to give it to you! Please accept this as my gift from the sea."

Remembering With a Name

Leslie Contreras Schwartz | Posted 06.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Leslie Contreras Schwartz

My newborn son's name is Carlos, after my late grandfather. When my grandfather began losing his memory, he collected scraps of paper he saw on the st...