“Memory is such a funny thing, long-term memory. I can remember that Louie Armstrong song and taking dance lessons with G. Olger, and I can’t remember what I ate for dinner last night,” Grandma said.
“But you don’t think about memory in terms of memory, you think about it in terms of how someone acts or a sports event or something,” Dad said.
“That is a memory. We remember what we want to remember,” Eric said.
“Yeah, I mean it’s crazy,” Dad said, “When you think about lawsuits and stuff and how people disagree.”
“Well, memory is subjective or mediated,” Julia said.
“No, it’s a point of view,” Eric said.
“But some things just happen,” Dad said.
“I met Ingrid Bergman at a party in Italy. She was with Rossellini at the time, and he was mad at her,” Grandma said, “She asked me, ‘I sent him 3 white doves. Do you think that will do the trick?’”