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Memoir rearranges the furniture

Memoir is the only way I know to rearrange the furniture.
Memoir not only varnishes the door frames, it oils the hinges too.
Memoir mows the lawn, but not too short, it keeps the edges unruly.
Memoir plants seedlings, it trims the bushes and the hedge, it cares.
Memoir not only oils the garage door, it paints the walls candy stripes.
Memoir washes the dishes, dries them, but not without breaking a glass.
Memoir. Doctor. Nurse. Patient. Memoir is the Intensive Care Unit.
Memoir not only soothes, it disturbs the outpatients.
Memoir is not for the fainthearted. Memoir is for the desperate.
Memoir will caress the loneliness, memoir listens but does not reply.

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