Since the age of 15, Jill has been keeping a daily journal. This isn't to help her remember, she says, but to make a tangible record of what happened. "I write and then I put it away and I don't really ever have to look at it again," she says.
Despite her memorable memory, Jill says it didn't really help her in school. "Absolutely not. It was tormenting to me because I don't memorize, I just know it," she says. "I had a terrible time in school memorizing plays or memorizing poems. Unless I was interested in a class, it didn't catch me."
One thing that did catch Jill's attention is television. She says she remembers every episode of classic shows like All in the Family...and Jill says she even has memories about The Oprah Winfrey Show. "Like your first week. I was ironing and your show was on gossipers, office gossipers," she says. "And there was one guy who stood up and you just gave him a what-for."