Background: I actually do not know the answer to this puzzle, but can answer any questions you may have. My mom who is now deceased had this series of numbers written in her notebook, that don't seem to be phone numbers, or any other number in that realm. She was super into numerology but traditional numerology still isn't answering what it is. I also don't remember these numbers being in her journal when I last looked at it a year and a half ago. I only saw it since my cat started pawing at the journal and sniffing it and staring at me. I hadn't touched the journal in months and decided to look at it. Then I found this page, and am still mystified as to if this page has always been there. And it very clearly is in her handwriting.

General interests my mom had:

  • Numerology (her favorite book on numerology was called Star Signs by Linda Goodman)
  • Astrology
  • World religions
  • Sociology
  • US law
  • Genealogy

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It's likely your mother was testing her short-term memory.

I found this slideshow which features the numbers (except the fifth and seventh which are slightly wrong), in order, on a slide entitled "Let's Test Your Short Term Memory". This is part of a slideshow published by somebody called "Alison Park" around 7 years ago.

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The same sequence also features here in the "Short Term Memory" section.

It is unclear to me if either of these form a part of some bigger body of research. The second link suggests this, being part of "Unit 7".

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    $\begingroup$ @A.I.Breveleri oh yes, you're right, thanks for saying. $\endgroup$
    – hexomino
    Commented Jan 7, 2023 at 15:41
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    $\begingroup$ That would make sense. She was having strokes before she died. It wasn't normal strokes though her blood work was normal but her brain wasn't normal according to the MRI. Thanks for the help! $\endgroup$
    – Cain Smith
    Commented Jan 7, 2023 at 16:30
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    $\begingroup$ @CainSmith Oh, your mother's actually dead and that isn't part of the puzzle. That makes this a lot less fun. Sorry for your loss. $\endgroup$
    – user9194
    Commented Jan 7, 2023 at 18:53
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    $\begingroup$ Not the direction I thought it would go but memory test for someone having memory problems is an awesome find. Obviously, Sorry for OPs loss. $\endgroup$
    – WernerCD
    Commented Jan 7, 2023 at 20:58
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    $\begingroup$ It was a real puzzle in that, I couldn't figure out what the hell it was. But yes, she is actually dead. I do appreciate the help. Sorry for it being semi-depressing. $\endgroup$
    – Cain Smith
    Commented Jan 9, 2023 at 1:58

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