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Word of the Day: Memory

Sep 18, 2019 | The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day | 0 comments

mem-o-ry / mem-rē
1.      the power or mental faculty of being able to recall facts, events, etc.
Memory is the treasure house of the mind wherein the monuments are kept and preserved.
Thomas Fuller, 1608-1661
2.      the power of remembering, as it pertains to an individual
Everyone blames his memory, but never his judgment.
French Proverb
3.      a recollection
So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
Helen Keller, 1880-1968
4.      the remembrance of one who has passed
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, 1900-1944
5.      the time within which events are recollected
We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory.
Georges Duhamel, 1884-1966
6.      in computers, a device in which information is stored and from which it can be extracted
My computer’s memory stores a million phone numbers with perfect accuracy, but I have to stop and think to recall my own.
Alan Cooper, 1952-
7.      the capacity of a computer to hold information
No one will need more than 637kb of memory for a personal computer.
Bill Gates, 1955-

Thank you for including the Dictionary Project in the good work you do in your club.  In my club, we have provided Dictionaries for third-grade students for enough years that now we are having former students help us to present dictionaries each year.  They are often returning to the same classrooms that they were third-grade students.  Teachers plead every year for us to NEVER quit this valuable project.  They tell us that students NEED paper books to learn to read, to learn to do research and to do independent study.  Please send me pictures of your presentations and tell me about your visits to the schools to give dictionaries to the students. To be included in our newsletter you can send me your stories at

By PDG Scott McLaughlin

District Governor 2019-2020
PDG Scott is currently serving as an Assistant Rotary Public Image Coordinator for Zone 29 (Region 36). Scott is a member of the Paul Harris Society and Major Donor.Scott is a Rotarian in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club of Kearney, NE

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