Last evening, Vija and I were listening to some music on our Sony CD player. It holds and plays 250 CD’s so there is a LOT of music to be heard. The CD that was playing holds some music neither of us had listened to in a long time. On one song, Vija asked who the singer was, Kay Starr, or, perhaps Kay Ballard? No, I said, neither of them. Then Vija said, “the big fat one?” I knew immediately who she meant, but couldn’t think of the name. I also knew her most famous song, but more on that later. I wondered if I had compiled and created that particular CD, or if was purchased. We turned on the TV to watch the six o’clock news which was being pre-empted by college football, and forgot about our previous discussion. So, this morning, at 4:20 AM, I awoke and thought, Kate Smith. That was the singer we were trying to think of. Her most famous song was “God Bless America”. She had a TV show in the fifties and would close each episode by singing that song. No one has ever done it better, in my opinion. The song was used throughout the movie, “Once Upon A Time In America”, one of the best gangster movies, again, in my opinion. Well, this entire diatribe is just to illustrate how our subconscious minds will work to retrieve a long forgotten memory or thought that is not immediately available. Much like a modern computer, it does search and ultimately will find what you want to remember.