Scrum is great in its flexibility. You are free to tune the process to best fit your needs. It is completely normal that the process is varying in different organisations and even in teams in the same organisation.
At my new work, we also use Scrum and I picked up one useful technique. At the beginning of each sprint retrospective meeting we draw a timeline of key events happened during the last sprint. The technique is especially useful in case of long sprints (like one month long in our case) and helps to remember what the team did, what good and bad happened during each week.