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Archive date:  October 9, 2015

Slow Learner and a Fast Forgetter

Thank you for voting Bates "Best of Nashville" for 12th time!

I guess it is just part of aging. And yes, I do remember I touched on this subject a while back. It just chaps my backside to know something and not be able to recall it. I have read many of the online tests with regard to diagnosing early-stage dementia and Alzheimer's. I tested negative on them all. I got one bit of criteria out of all of that research: If you think you have a memory problem, and no one else does, then you likely don't have a problem. On the other hand, if you don't think you have a memory problem, and many others do, you probably do.

I do remember the good old days when I had that Velcro brain. It seemed that every fact and figure, name and face, occurrence and place were stored neatly and easily retrievable. It would however, seem that ever-increasing portions of the Velcro are being replaced with Teflon. I'm not worried about it though, the Internet has given me the answer I was looking for. Reportedly, smelling of rosemary chemically enhances your brain for maximum memory retrieval. Conversely, it is reported that smelling of lavender produces the opposite effect. I guess smelling lavender could be a very soothing way of forgetting resentments. If lavender could selectively do that, it would be worth losing some memories.

Here's one memory I'm especially grateful to have. BatesRewards members like yourself, have again voted us "Best Nursery and Garden Center of Nashville", now for the 12th time! We feel truly honored to have again received this recognition. We strive to be worthy of your horticultural trust. We do our utmost to offer the best products, the most in-depth expertise and a genuinely friendly approach. We know you have many other choices, and we thank you for choosing us!

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David Bates