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I Give You A Year

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    1978. The Year I Discovered Music

    i was given the year 1978. I was 16 years old. And it was a year for truly great rock and roll. And standards too. And pop. It's hard to know where to begin. Its hard to know where to begin. Rock was changing. The Sex Pistols came out with Never Mind the Bollocks and we all...
    beachreader121 beachreader121 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2011

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    1980

    The year was 1980 and I was living in Corpus Christi, Texas and I was 5 years old. In January of that year my mother married her second husband, who became a big influence in my life. Keith, my step father became Dad to me and even after their divorce 6 years later, he would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    1985

    I am surprised my mother doesn't live in a rubber room these days, raising me and my four “lively” siblings. It's wasn't that I was a bad kid, I was not the one who tried to shoot the neighbours dog with a bb gun! I was the explorer who would just take off and my mother...
    JustBernieGirl JustBernieGirl 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 1, 2011

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    1990

    The year that was given to me is 1990. My husband and I moved into our first and only house in 1990. After apartment living it was so wonderful to enjoy the conveniences of home living.  It was so nice having laundry facilities and a car port. No more walking up and down stairs...
    pixelita pixelita 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    1997 Fourteen Years Ago...

    I was living an East York bungalow with my steady, Leo. Mostly we just worked slept and ate in those years living as if we belonged.  I hadn’t started painting then.  I guess in the summer most of our free time we spent cycling around the city. Usually we would head down to...
    clarkee clarkee 51-55 2 Responses Aug 19, 2011

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    1976~1977

    1976~1977 saw major change in my life and that of the entire family. 1976 stated like always- Chinese New Year around late January in Taiwan. Then I had to sit for high school entrance examine. I did quite well except in Chinese composition which was always my weakness. So I only...
    nswwoy nswwoy 51-55, M Oct 12, 2011

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    1997 - A Spirit Departs

    My (then) BF, Dan, and I were living a pretty calm life in our very nice rental home.  Things between us weren't too bad. My mom was ill.  She had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in '95 and had been fighting the good fight, all that time without treatment, but it became...
    roughNready roughNready 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 21, 2011

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    2010 - Time, Full Circle

    A quick precursor: All my life I have had recurring dreams. Since as long as I can remember, literally, and I can remember events when I was 2 years old. These dreams have always been about a woman in a white room.Long before I had sexual fantasies (or, if Freud had his way...
    DepthsUnknown DepthsUnknown 36-40 5 Responses Aug 23, 2011

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    1995

    Lets see, in 1995, I only had two children. We had moved the year before to our current state and was getting settled. We went back to our home place for my ten year high school reunion. We got a prize for being married the longest.I went back to work because both my children...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 20, 2011

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    2004

    Well. I don't remember 2004. Ehmm lemee think. I was in 5th grade :O My grandfather died January of that year. First time I saw my pops cry. Then I became a big kid and went to middle school xD Umm, it took me 3 months to learn how to open my locker. Oh and my weight ballooned...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    He Gives Me A Year!

    We was laying in bed one night all cuddled up. He said "hey baby." I rolled over to face him. I replied "yes?" He said " I wanna marry you. Do you think you would marry me? Can you see us together!?" I thought for a moment. I know he will be going back to school soon and I will...
    KaylaWinter KaylaWinter 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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    1974

    First, some background is necessary to show why 1974 was a special year for me. I was diagnosed with Perthes disease of the hip when I was 7 years old. That was 1971. I was placed in the children's ward of our local hospital for 8 weeks. My bed was raised at the foot end, with...
    nellkellicus nellkellicus 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    2014

    Two days ago my whole world shattered. My happily ever after gone in a second when my husband of nearly 10 years (together 14 years) says that the marriage is over. Without warning. Without discussion. Over. I am broken. I can't eat, sleep, breathe and am barely functioning...
    sassypantz sassypantz 31-35 9 Responses Aug 3, 2013

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    2000, 1whitewildorchid Gave Me To Write About

    2000 It was a uneventful and good year. Everone had survived the millenium. The world did not end the world. I was working at a warehouse (Heinz ketchup). Happy to be employed. My stepson was still alive. He was in  High School (magnet school). He made first chair (trumpet) with...
    1changingheart 1changingheart 51-55, M Aug 27, 2011

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    2000!

    oh my.  that was a long time ago for an ole lady like me to be trying to remember...  like back in the olden days~~i was still working for a doctor where i had been for many years prior.  my son was 6 years old and had started first grade.  although my mama was enduring some...
    justsunni justsunni 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    1999

    I was tagged by fungirlmmm... In 1999, I celebrated my 44th birthday by taking a trip to Jamaica with a lovely young lady. There was a nude beach on the property, and I was taking advantage from the outset, while she remained in her bikini. A couple of days into the stay, it was...
    Dragon56 Dragon56 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    1998 Was A Good Year

    My son James was two years old in 1998, so he was pretty much the central focus of my life. I was a stay at home Dad, and we used to spend whole days making cubbies and playing with his cars and trucks and trainset in our big old house or in its big back yard. When he slept, I...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 8 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    1993 Was Before.

    Before I found a skill. Before they made it a thrill. Before the laughs and success. Before the drinks to excess. Before the challenge was thrown. Before the money was grown. Before I crossed the Atlantic. Before pleasure became panic. Before doubt crept in. Before my first real...
    geetar39 geetar39 46-50, M 7 Responses Aug 18, 2011

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    1981

    Thank you for tagging me, amberdextrous.  You didn't nominate a year for me so I thought I would pick 1981. I was an undergraduate at the University of Tasmania half way through my Bachelor of Education degree.  I had moved out of the Jane Franklin Hall residential college and...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 5 Responses Aug 19, 2011

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    The Year Was 2000...

    And it started out kind of chaotic. I was working for an insurance company as a claims adjuster...and all I heard the month proceeding December 31st 1999 was...we could lose everything because the computer programs/systems were not set up properly for the years following 1999...
    KassieKat KassieKat 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 25, 2011

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    1995

    Thanks to Lala here's a flashback: 1995 finds 14 year old Ediez just entering High School. I had just come back from Ohio- i stayed there a summer causing all sorts of trouble with some older dude named Joey- i think that was his name. I lied and told him i was 16- he was 18. I...
    EdieQuinnz EdieQuinnz 31-35, F 38 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    Grade Nine

    1995-1996   It was the year I started High School. It was absolutely terrifying for me, because I am by nature a shy, loner. People think I am an extrovert; but the truth is, that is just a illusion I carefully cultivated to survive in this world. I NEED solitude from the...
    JustBernieGirl JustBernieGirl 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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    Nelladell Gave Me 2001

    2001 got off to a rough start.  I had to fire BOTH the nannies and all the other live-in help.  Someone was stealing from us and I didn't know who to trust.  No wait.....sorry, that was a Lifetime movie I watched in 2001. 2001 was looking like a good year.  We finally were...
    Lilt Lilt 46-50 13 Responses Aug 19, 2011

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    Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,

    Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc. ___________________________ *********** Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what...
    madhav1 madhav1 22-25, M Dec 11, 2013

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    1990: Living For The City

    CharlieUniform commanded me to write this.I was single, living in an old house the inner city, working two jobs. The more interesting one was part-time, as a rock & roll radio DJ. That was way fun, cranking the music loud and getting paid for it.I had my own garden plot in a...
    JenniferSometimes JenniferSometimes 51-55, M 26 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    Okay Fredman You Gave Me 1995

    In 1995 I was moving into our first house.  While always having a home we had never owned our own house.  I was so excited when we got the keys.  We grabbed my grandmother and coffee and showed her our  'before ' home.  We were talking about our plans when my husband bluntly...
    ItsWindy ItsWindy 51-55, F Aug 20, 2011

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    1990 Pregnancy And Birth Of My First Child

    This was a special year for me. I was pregnant with my first child after several years of fertility treatments. Remember 1990 was early on in fertility awareness and it was a challenge for treatment etc. I was lucky as I had a cousin who was a MD and offered many products nd...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 27, 2011

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    1995

    Some years streak through your memories like a comet leaving a trail of luminescence that shines purpose. This was the year of my first born. It is hard to describe the final months of fear, apprehension, planning, remodelling, gatherings, classes, showers surrounded by family...
    geetar39 geetar39 46-50, M 6 Responses Aug 20, 2011

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    2001

    Kitsune gave me my year.I was 25. My life was falling apart. Id been on heroin for 6 or 7 years at this point and I was desperate for help. Everywhere I turned I was told to put my name on a waiting list and come back in 9-12 months. I tried to kill myself. I dont like the...
    CharlieUniform CharlieUniform 31-35, F 14 Responses Aug 16, 2011

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    1985 Tough Year

    My mom has passed late 1983 and I have been transferred 1100 miles to Florida in 1984. I have 3 small children I am raising alone. My 2 and my brother who is now 13.  the year of hell. i am working in a very male dominated field in a very male dominated company and job. I am...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 7 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    2001, A Strange Year Among Strange Years.

    UFOs and ghosts are some of the things reportedly seen by residents of the corner of Arizona's White Mountains where we were in 2001, the year assigned to me by affinityterra. In fact, it had been reported to us that the spot where we lived seemed to be the center of paranormal...
    nelladell nelladell 70+, F 6 Responses Aug 18, 2011

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    I Got 1993.

    Okay, let's see... I was 16 and a sophomore/junior in a new high school. I lost my virginity to a boy whose last name was Love, but of course, he didn't live up to it. I also spent a month in an institution for a suicide attempt. I smoked a lot of pot, but maintained a 95...
    RubyInTheSkyWithCheetos RubyInTheSkyWithCheetos 31-35, F Aug 23, 2011

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    1999....a Year Of Change....

    I moved from my parent's house in with hubs.  That wasn't too hard cause I liked to cook and clean. I'd done all that at home.  Hubs told me to go ahead and decorate his condo anyway I wanted and to make it "my home."  I did too. He LOVED it  cause the woman he had tried to...
    sierra33 sierra33 31-35, F 27 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    I Give You A Year -

    This is taken from IntrepidTraveler and her current facebook status.Someone gives you a year, say, 1999, and you write about what happened in what year. It's entirely up to you what you say, how much you say, or what you post. It be a picture or a song or a full book.Then, at the...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 18 Responses Aug 14, 2011

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    My Year Is 2009

    I was tagged by Frankfarmer and I hope that I do this correctly.I say that 2009 was the year in which my life was truly a roller coaster ride. Life was giving me an overwhelming dose of feeling like I was on top of the world to then  feeling the lowest of lows. I was...
    angelidevil angelidevil 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    1998

    Okay Mrs. Lala...    This turned out to be a good year for me actually. Having tried for a few years in trying to get a better job out of the potato warehouse that I was working in and the constant colds from the -40 weather with a car that should have been totaled.   I got...
    mtvlm mtvlm 41-45, M 10 Responses Aug 14, 2011

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    2002

    Well I guess I was 13 at the time and this is when the two towers blew up.. I was going to school at the time,I got into a fight at the time in 8th grade, I got kicked out of my grandparents house and moved in with my dad.I played summer football and broke my tail bone that i...
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 9 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    1999 - Addendum: Y2k

    Although it was starting to wind down the Y2K problem (dates in older computer programs and files and data bases being frequently represented with only the last two digits of the year and "19" understood for the first two digits) was still being worked on.As a young programmer I...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 6 Responses Aug 19, 2011

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    2005

    Tagged again! Shame on you snooopydoll! *wink*   OK...here I go...Let's see...My son was 14 years old. I was constantly running him and his friends places. I was "the mom" that did that. All the other mom's were either busy or they were with their husbands or boyfriends. Hubby...
    pixelita pixelita 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 16, 2011

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    2003.... For Emptysoul..

    It was a very good year. Business for John and I was picking up, the kids were all in school, except for my daughter. She was just four, but she was already so very smart and clever. She knew we needed to wear seatbelts, she knew where all my hiding places were as well as...
    theredlady theredlady 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 26, 2011

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    1999 As Per Ediez' Request...

    In 1999, I was at university studying for a Languages and Translation degree. I studied French, English and German. I took German even though I had never studied it before and that was tough! I was behind all other students and had to work double hard. I became friend with a girl...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 16, 2011

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    1988

    I was....6 years old. I cut my hair with my My Little Pony scissors. and this song was number one at the time   I tag....Kitsune and....... Pixelita   - 1999
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 20, 2011

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    1984

        Quite some time ago, Mahal tagged me to write about the year 1984. Sorry, sweet M, that it is taken so long to get around to it …. but here it is.   1984 marked the second year of my sobriety and I wasn't doing a very good job in my recovery. To be sure, I hadn...
    AllAboutLaffs AllAboutLaffs 61-65, M 4 Responses Jun 15, 2012

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    I Would Like To Play!

    How do I start? (Just making this longer so it will post.)
    RubyInTheSkyWithCheetos RubyInTheSkyWithCheetos 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2011

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    2012

    I used a number generator with limits of my birth year and 2014 to find a year.In 2012 I started out having my one-year anniversary with my boyfriend. We spent a weekend rock climbing and hiking, and exchanged gifts. I gave him a set of magnets made from typewriter keys, he gave...
    adventureolive adventureolive 22-25, F Aug 19, 2013

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    A Little Trip South

    1989 I boarded a plane bound for Ecuador, What an adventure. It was my first time going that far and I was ecstatic about the trip but had no ideas what to expect. I was flying on a courier ticket to save money which led to more problems later. I flew into Guayaquil on the coast...
    borgrinder borgrinder 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 20, 2011

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    2010

    I turned 21 in 2010. I never got drunk on my birthday or even drank.That was a year I gained a best friend and lost another. I broke the hearts of two people that year. I seem to average about two a year. I lost 30-40 pounds during the year, and got back into working out. I have...
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 13 Responses Aug 20, 2011

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    1994

    I met my husband in February and went on a date the day after Valentines. We moved in together around April. I moved out by the end of May and found out the next day that I was pregnant. About a week later... I moved back in with him. We got married July 2nd but before that... we...
    DraygenD DraygenD 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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    Cfom Gave Me 1989

    I was in my thirties in 1989.  I enjoyed my thirties!  My life felt perfect, the kids were older, more independent.  My career was awesome.  I went to a lot of conferences, met so many fascinating people!  My husband and I were enjoying each other so much.  Life was great...
    ItsWindy ItsWindy 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2011

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    1991

    Let's see in 1991 I was into Pearl Jam and I had just met a young soldier in Savannah, GA. he was off duty and working a second job in the mall where I spent many evenings. I spent a lot of time outside of work hanging out with the soldiers at Fort Stewart. It was also the first...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 17 Responses Aug 16, 2011

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