|Good thing I memorized this, after what baby Linnaeus did to it.|
Despite my short-term memory issues of late, plus my heavy smartphone usage, I realized that I still have a lot of things memorized. Phone numbers, addresses, passwords, codes, how to spell things, weird French verb conjugations... Here are the first ten that come to mind:
- My phone numbers (yes, I still have a landline as well as a mobile).
- My husband's mobile number.
- The names of the Seven Dwarves. Sleepy, Happy, Grumpy, Dopey, Sneezy, Bashful, Doc.
- My debit card number.
- My passwords for so. Many. Things.
- The poem "In Flanders Fields", which I learned in grade five for a Remembrance Day ceremony. This was the first poem I ever memorized. "In Flanders fields the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row..."
- My phone number from when I was 11. Three phone numbers ago. It was 898-5843.
- My postal code from when I was 11. Can't remember any of the NINE postal codes I've had since then except the current one. It's not that this time in my life was particularly good or memorable, it was just easy to remember because it spelled something: V0N 1T0.
- The words to the song I sing most often: Hush Little Baby. It's one of the songs I started singing to Linnaeus when he was a baby, the only one I still sing him & his sister.
- My library card number. Fourteen digits, it's the number I use most often for putting books on hold at the library, taking out ebooks & checking how high the fines are that I've racked up.
Oddly, most of the things I've memorized are numbers. What about you? What have you memorized?
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