Tuesday, August 5, 2008


In high school and college, I discovered the trick for learning lists of things was using a mnemonic device. Basically, you line up the beginning of letters of each word to form a word or, failing the ability to do that, making up a silly sentence in the same way. One that we probably all learned in elementary school is for the names of the Great Lakes, HOMES: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, Superior. It associates hard to remember items with easy to remember ones, creating a series of links.

Over the summer I've been rereading C.S. Lewis' Chronicles of Narnia. In the Silver Chair, Eustace and Jill are called into Narnia by Aslan. Eustace has been before, but the two get separated. So, Jill meets Aslan on her own. He gives her a task: to find a lost prince and bring him home or die trying or have been called back to her own world.

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ThreeGirlyGirls said...

LOVED your post over there!!! What a neat story about your mom!! I can't imagine!!

tiggerdaisy said...

I learned North, East, South and West by motioning in a clockwise motion and saying "Never Eat Shredded Wheat." hehehehehe


Joyful said...

Amy, I love the word "REMEMBER". I purchased individual letters to spell out "remember" and have it on the window seat in my "prayer room" in our house.

Rejoicing in all the Lord has done in and for me and remembering with thanksgiving,