My "log in" doesn't remember me
One additional thought: if you're using a pop-up blocker, like Ad-Aware, I think some of them have advanced settings to prevent sites from using cookies. Some cookies are bad, but many are good. (Of course, on Chowhound all the cookies are delicious!) But if looking at your browser's cookie settings doesn't help, this might be your next step.
Pat, I'm not great at this stuff, but I don't think this is a site problem. When you use the "remember me" option, that's part of your browser software settings.
Maybe your browser has turned off "cookies", or there is some other setting in your browser that is not doing what you need.