Sycamore, IL, USA
I remember that song from way back when and think of it every now and again when passing a new subdivisions under construction.
My son(at about 6 yrs of age) went to the store with me to get things for our picnic. So I wouldn't be distracted by his normal curiosity, I told him he had to remember ketchup, eggs, hot dogs and a table cloth, or I'd forget something and we couldn't go. A few days later he rattled the list off saying he still remembered it all. Not necessary anymore, I'd told him. A week later when he repeated it, I said, "You can forget it now, we bought it, had the picnic, and there's no reason to remember it anymore." About a month later, he told me he still remembers eggs, etc..When I laughed, "Would you please forget it now?" he said, "I don't know how to forget. How do you forget?" Believe me, I've never forgotten that, and over the years have thought how we always work on trying to recall things but seldom on how to forget.
When you find out, let me know. LOL