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Sep 12, 2012

NOTHING WRONG WITH MY MEMORY

So I see a man today and I recognize him from somewhere....I can't figure out where from and then I see his name and my memory twigs....Mr. Ellis, teacher at David Thompson up until 1995. 
How did my mind remember him when I wouldn't have seen him since the early 1970s.
I can't remember what I did last week. I can’t remember what someone said to me yesterday. I can’t remember my work schedule. But I remember this face which I haven’t seen in almost 40 years.
It wasn’t like we were close or anything. There was no bond or memorable moments. I just remembered his face enough to connect it to his profession.
 
I felt bad for him though because here he was looking at a woman with gray hairs mixed in with her browns who is of a grandmotherly age and being told “hey I remember when you were my teacher in high school”.

7 comments:

Vicki said...

Well, I certainly have the same experiences these days as I age though my 60's. I think these blogs we write will be our memory as we get older and forget those things that happened in recent times.

Sarah Kate said...

Haha! If I were him, at that age, I'd just be grateful that I was still recognizable as myself from the 70's! :o)

I'm the same as you though - I can remember things from 15 years ago much better than I can what I did last year. Funny how some things stick with you more than others do.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

That's funny, poor guy, he probably gets all sorts of people telling him they know him, and he is like? ?????

Hey that's me. I am still running into people that "knew" me years ago, and I have no idea who they are.

Blasts, from the past.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Kathy Reed said...

As a retired teacher of 5th and 6th grade students, I can so identify. the most recent case was when I walked into a restaurant and a girl behind the bar asked me if I was a teacher. Happens a lot. Unfortunately, I haven't changed a lot -- they've changed A LOT!!!

Katherine Wolak said...

Oh I'd love to see one of my teachers again! :) I feel for the guy though! ;)

Bill Manners said...

Strange how faces are so recognizable. What is really surprising is the connection to " The Where! ". That is my biggest challenge when I see someone from years past. . .. Name? - Where ? - When ?. . .. so I ask. :)

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

As long as you're not on the receiving end of that "hey, I remember you back when...", it's all good!

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