It’s for Kids

Memorize

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It’s always been pretty easy for me to memorize–until the last ten years or so. I’ve been learning Bible verses and passages since I was about five, and those verses have never left my memory. I could recite whole chapters, but most of those are also pretty foggy now. However, if I go back and read them again, it all comes flooding back.

I memorized Psalm 23 for summer Vacation Bible School when I was about 8. That one, I can still say.

Of course, if you put something to music it’s going to be easier to remember–for me, at least.  There are dozens of very old TV advertisements that I can still sing, word for word. Remember this one?

 

Well, those were the good old days.  I can still memorize if I really work at it, but it never used to be work. As a junior in high school, I got the lead in the class play.  That’s the play that was turned into My Fair Lady. I had very long speeches, and I think I was in every scene. Lots of memorizing, but I had no trouble with it.  Maybe that’s because it was just so much fun.
One thing I can’t remember, and never could, is telephone numbers.  Good grief, I have to stop and think about my own!  I got a new cell phone earlier this year, and had to change my number for the first time in about 15 years.  I’m still struggling to get it right.
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4 thoughts on “It’s for Kids

  1. Memory work is good for the mind, I do believe. I’ve memorized a number of poems over the years and when I couldn’t sleep I used to go over them mentally, or Bible verses. But you have to keep it up or they fade, as you’ve found. These pas years I’ve been reading myself to sleep — which does nothing for the memory part.

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