I Give You A Year

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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


    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
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Aug 17, 2011

    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
    5 Responses Aug 23, 2011

    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


    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
    4 Responses Aug 28, 2011


    Tagged by MrsLalaninjacakes with the year 1978:I ended 8th grade and started High School in 1978.  I had my first and only fist fight during this year. I retired undefeated, lol.  I had my first french kiss, God it was awful, she was a smoker. I wasn't. Broke up with her the...
    Gyummy Gyummy
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2011

    1999 - A Trip To Remember

    That was the year I went to Japan. After a long flight and a few hours in traffic jams from the airport to the Shinjuku section of Tokyo, a few of us arrived at the hotel. I was ready to sleep but our local host had other plans. We went to eat some sushi at a place near the...
    learning4ever learning4ever
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Aug 18, 2011

    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
    61-65, F
    6 Responses Aug 17, 2011


    A momentous year in so many ways ... the Berlin Wall came down (I won't take any credit for that though) ... but this band, Teenage Fanclub were a large part of my life back then .    This song takes me back to those good times ... 
    womaninbliss womaninbliss
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Aug 15, 2011

    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
    3 Responses Aug 27, 2011

    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
    25 Responses Aug 17, 2011


    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

    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
    3 Responses Aug 24, 2011


    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
    9 Responses Aug 14, 2011


    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

    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


    It was, like I told miss cakes, one of the best years of my life. Lets see I was in 9th grade for the first quarter of it and then in 10th for the rest. I was still in my boarding school. So in the winter breaks, right before 2005 started I had a re-evaluation of my life. Why...
    Floydian Floydian
    26-30, M
    7 Responses Aug 15, 2011

    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
    13 Responses Aug 19, 2011

    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

    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


    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
    10 Responses Aug 15, 2011

    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
    56-60, F
    1 Response Aug 20, 2011

    Stelladibellezza Gave Me 1998

    Egads, so I have to think back 13 years?  LOL So I went into my files and pulled my '98 journal to see exactly what did take place that year... Let's see.  My kids turned 10, 7, and 4. Celebrated an 11th wedding anniversary and 12th year together. A corporation bought out the...
    SunniL SunniL
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Aug 16, 2011


    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


    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
    1 Response Aug 20, 2011


    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
    46-50, F
    13 Responses Aug 16, 2011

    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

    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

    Two years ago (I know it's not 'I give you a

    year' but wait), I was engaged at the age of 19 and my soon to be was 23 years old. My parents weren't so thrilled because we were only dating for six months but we were in love. My father told us he'll give us a year, which meant we probably won't make it; it's just young love...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 28, 2014


    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

    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


    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
    8 Responses Aug 3, 2013


    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
    8 Responses Aug 17, 2011

    2001 - No Big Deal

    I know, I know 9-11 happened to really be 9-11-2001. Well I had to be reminded because I usually left the year out when referring to it. And, it had no effect on me. I did not loose anybody, I haven't had to go through tighter security because I haven't flown since before that, I...
    70+, M
    3 Responses Aug 18, 2011

    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
    1 Response Aug 20, 2011


    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


    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
    13 Responses Aug 16, 2011


    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...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2011

    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
    2 Responses Aug 19, 2011


    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
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Aug 19, 2011


    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


    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


    I was in Atlanta, Georgia. I was moving around a lot to get away from an ex-boyfriend who forced me to abort his son at 2 months and then wondered why I dumped his *** and refused to have anything more to do with him. i was 33. My oldest daughter was 8. Shiva wasn't even the...
    DieKatzeSchreibt DieKatzeSchreibt
    Aug 18, 2011

    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

    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

    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
    26-30, M
    Dec 11, 2013

    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
    56-60, F
    Aug 20, 2011

    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
    5 Responses Aug 18, 2011

    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...
    70+, M
    4 Responses Aug 19, 2011
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