Column: Sometimes it's best just to laugh when memory fails us

Memory is such a strange thing. Why, for example, can I recall with perfect clarity a Christmas morning more than 50 years ago and yet totally boggle the simple act of mailing a Christmas card just days ago because I forgot something?

As I bring to mind that long-past Christmas I am tempted to use the cliché “I remember like it was yesterday,” but considering my tendency to forget just what specifically did happen 24 hours ago, maybe that is not such a good way to begin.

Let’s just say it is very clear in my mind how giddy with anticipation my younger brothers and sister and I were that Christmas Eve way back when.

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