It's ironic that our class is concentrating on memories because I don't retain many from my past. My husband can recite memories from his childhood in minute detail. But I don't remember those little family snippets of happiness that most people can recalling at will. I keep a journal, not daily or detailed but just write down things I think are significant enough I might want to remember them. I can remember birth dates and anniversaries and appointments but not memories. And I would much rather remember the memories since the birthdays and appointments are easier to write down on a calendar. We are all made differently and don't have a choice about whether we are born male or female, blonde or brunette, with good memory recollection or not. I just try to live each day as it comes as well as I can.