Guest Post by Dave Schotzko (My more organized better half) - Ranger Dave lives in Bemidji and enjoys all the outdoor activities Minnesota has to offer. When he isn't paddling his canoe you may find him downsizing his family's possessions, sometimes unbeknownst to them!
We have all at one time looked for an item (tools, equipment, utensils, paperwork) that has been used a hundred times, but it has somehow disappeared. Some effective memory tricks I've used include:
All this talk of organizing reminds me that at this time of year the nuthatches are storing seeds in the crevices of oaks and the squirrels are burying walnuts in the yard. Many have studied this last notion, with the percentage of lost seeds lost only in the tens, when many thousands where HIDDEN!
I'm not sure how the "memory of an elephant" became a popular phrase, but most of us know someone who would for sure go hungry if they had to look for the seed they stored as recently as yesterday!
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