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I Give You A Year

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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...
    Lilt Lilt 46-50 13 Responses Aug 19, 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...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 6 Responses Aug 19, 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...
    RubyInTheSkyWithCheetos RubyInTheSkyWithCheetos 31-35, F Aug 23, 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...
    geetar39 geetar39 46-50, M 7 Responses Aug 18, 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...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 8 Responses Aug 17, 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...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 27, 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...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 5 Responses Aug 19, 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...
    ItsWindy ItsWindy 51-55, F Aug 20, 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...
    clarkee clarkee 51-55 2 Responses Aug 19, 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...
    AllAboutLaffs AllAboutLaffs 61-65, M 4 Responses Jun 15, 2012

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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...
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 13 Responses Aug 20, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 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...
    nelladell nelladell 70+, F 6 Responses Aug 18, 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...
    geetar39 geetar39 46-50, M 7 Responses Aug 20, 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...
    DepthsUnknown DepthsUnknown 36-40 5 Responses Aug 23, 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...
    JustBernieGirl JustBernieGirl 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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    1999 - Really? 12 years ago? I can barely remember yesterday. I actually had to plot out the years in notepad to figure out how old I was and what class I was in :PAll I can...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 18, 2011

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    1989 The 'Wall' came down, so did a lot of knickers, and self esteem went up! -                               1989 The 'Wall' came down, so did a...
    AlmostAristotle AlmostAristotle 61-65, M 12 Responses Sep 3, 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...
    theredlady theredlady 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 26, 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...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 17 Responses Aug 16, 2011

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    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...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 3 Responses Aug 18, 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...
    sassypantz sassypantz 31-35 9 Responses Aug 3, 2013

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    2001? - 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...
    DieKatzeSchreibt DieKatzeSchreibt 41-45 1 Response Aug 18, 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...
    JustBernieGirl JustBernieGirl 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 1, 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...
    justsunni justsunni 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 15, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 20, 2011

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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...
    beachreader121 beachreader121 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 29, 2011

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    2005 - 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...
    Floydian Floydian 22-25, M 7 Responses Aug 15, 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...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 10 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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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...
    borgrinder borgrinder 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 20, 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...
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 9 Responses Aug 15, 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...
    adventureolive adventureolive 22-25, F Aug 19, 2013

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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...
    DraygenD DraygenD 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2011

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    2000 - As Challenged By Soul - 2000 was my fifth form year at school and I turned 16. It was an important year school wise – the first set of major exams. It was also the first...
    jellibeanz jellibeanz 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 16, 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...
    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...
    nellkellicus nellkellicus 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 28, 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...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F 7 Responses Aug 16, 2011

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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...
    1changingheart 1changingheart 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 27, 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...
    ItsWindy ItsWindy 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 20, 2011

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    2001 - Spring / Summer 2001: Besides being high my Sophomore year in college in the spring i bombed my first and last step show, Polly partied at every campus in Michigan.I went to...
    siggy10 siggy10 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    1999 - Thanks Fungirl! 1999 is easy. I had two babies eating and crapping everywhere. I had just moved from a house I loved (that was too small) and started a new job. Wow. Talk...
    geetar39 geetar39 46-50, M 10 Responses Aug 18, 2011

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    Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc. ___________________________ *********** Practical Explanation...
    madhav1 madhav1 22-25, M Dec 11, 2013

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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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