I think as we age our memories don’t get worse, its our brains that are too full of things. The longer we live, the more there is to remember, until one day our brains get to the point where they say, enough. You don’t have to remember everything anymore!

I work with Seniors and my Mom is well into her 80’s now, so I see what will begin to occur once people get past a certain age. Now, to be fair, Mom still has a pretty sharp mind, but even she is starting to have a little trouble with her memory. So when someone sent me this a while ago, it made me smile thinking of all my friends, clients and family members who are beginning to have issues with their rememberer:

My Rememberer

My forgetter’s getting better
But my rememberer is broke
To you that may seem funny
But, to me, that is no joke.

For when I’m ‘here’ I’m wondering
If I really should be ‘there’
And, when I try to think it through,
I haven’t got a prayer!

Often times I walk into a room,
Say “what am I here for?”
I wrack my brain, but all in vain
A zero, is my score.

At times I put something away
Where it is safe, but, Gee!
The person it is safest from
Is, generally, me!

When shopping I may see someone,
Say “Hi” and have a chat,
Then, when the person walks away
I ask myself, “who was that?”

Yes, my forgetter’s getting better
While my rememberer is broke,
And it’s driving me plumb crazy
And that isn’t any joke.

P.S. Send this to everyone you know . . . because I don’t remember who sent it to me!

Have a great day, and if you don’t, may this be one of the days you can’t remember!!


Valentina Boonstra

Physical trainer, tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, Massage therapy in Melbourne, Palm Bay , Indialantic

About Brevard Massage

I have been a personal trainer and massage therapist for many years now. My specialty is getting people moving again. I have learned through the years that preventing injuries is as important as relieving pain after an injury. To that end, I have also learned Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Pilates.