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I Have a Box Full of Memories

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    Death

    I attended a few funerals over the last five years. Too many, I feel.  Far more funerals than I have ever attended weddings.  Death plays an odd part in my life.  Its always there, but in my life, I have rarely really seen death up close.  Over the years I have had many...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    Fortune Cookies

    I often eat at Chinese restaurants. There are two I frequent fairly regularly to the point where the staff recognizes me as soon as I walk in the door.  I feel a bit like "Norm" from the TV series Cheers when I enter their establishments.  The staff call me by my name and ask...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 2, 2013

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    Peeing On The Floor At Victoria Station

    When I was 16 years old, my parents went back to England for a holiday. It was a long flight, and then it was a long train ride to get to Victoria Station.  We then ignored being tired and roamed the streets of London before returning to Victoria Station to catch a connecting...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M Sep 12, 2013

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    When I Was A Child

    when I was a child, I only worry about enjoy the life when I grow up realizer that my true wasn´t the reality that happen in me. when I was a child, I saw everything in a way more delightfull but other in a bad memory. I hate that I remember all the memories that I want to...
    ThEonlyBoY ThEonlyBoY 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15, 2013

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    The Forgotten Bag.

    Letters. Dried flower. Cross stitch. Clippings. Hate notes. Pictures. Band aids. Drumstick. Stickers. Journal. Guitar picks. Notebooks. Pens. Piano sheets. Keys. Trolls. Origamis. Plane tickets. Shells. Necklace. Dagger. Pellets. Bottle caps. Legos. Toys. Old Camera. Gameboy...
    acrux acrux 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 8, 2013

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    I Have Numerous Boxes Filed With Memories.

    I don't have just one box filled with memories, I have at least half a dozen boxes scattered around the house. I keep all sorts of things. I have birthday cards, wedding cards- Mum and step-dads, their divorced though- photos of me as a baby(Back when I was cute lol).  I...
    bufy1981 bufy1981 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2009

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    Box Of Memories, Box Of Heartache

    After reading a story entitled “Pandora’s Box”, I summoned the courage to relate my own experience with a box of memories. This particular box had been in a storage shed for 33 years. When my high-school girlfriend, Angela Baker, graduated in 1977, she and her family...
    dy95 dy95 46-50, M 30 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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    Yes I Know

    I'm a hoarder and keep all sorts of things... i have my school reports and awards, birthday cards and letters from important people through my life and trinkets and things... even old coins and things from my grandparents past that no-one elese wanted...
    simplyus simplyus 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2008

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    Maggie (Just a Maggie I once knew)

    I met a girl named Maggie, many, many winters ago. She was what you would call a "Show Stopper".  Strangely, despite she being a natural platinum blond, and extremely attractive, or so I was told at the time, I was never attracted to her.  She was a toy, or an object, to most...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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    The Odd Meeting

    This is sort of a follow up to my story, The Rock.  One of those strange coincidences that occurs occasionally in our lives. -- For a short time in my life I used to go deer hunting. I never really enjoyed it but I did enjoy being out in the woods, in remote, quiet forested...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M Dec 1, 2012

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    The Life of James (Or what not to do when visiting Mecca)

    Many years ago, for two summers, I worked for a professor at a local university. My job was to produce illustrations for a report he was working on.  Although it originally was suppose to be a job that spanned a single summer, it ended up stretching over two summers.  During my...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 12, 2012

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    My Childhood Memory I Cannot Let Go

    there are many memories i have had in my life and i like to look back to my memories and i have been thinking of a memory that is clear in my mind this memory is with my father and i remember it so well. This memory is when my dad taught me how to swing the way he taught me...
    starlight88 starlight88 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2013

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    The Pen

    To say my parents were frugal in their day is a bit of an understatement. It was like when a friend of mine and I were discussing Hitler one day.  "Hitler was a bad guy", my friend stated.  I sort of take offense to this kind of observation and understatement.  Its as if my...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 25, 2013

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    Photographs and Memories

    I have a box full of memories, little trinkets and pieces of paper that would be meaningless to anyone else. I don't look through it often, but when I do it is a form of time travel. Photos, cards, letters that transport me back to another time in my life. I have letters...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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    Two Memories Came Back To Me Today

    I had to drive someone into town and back again today. On the way back I drove past my first girlfriend's apartment.  That dates back to the 1970's.  She long since moved away, but memories of her still haunt me.  Strange.  I haven't thought about her in over 15 years and...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 5, 2013

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    Police Academy

    A little over 25 years ago, a friend of mine graduated from a local police academy and I went to his graduation ceremony. I had never been to a police graduation ceremony before, or since, so I had no real idea what to expect.  There were about 40 new officers graduating that...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 7, 2013

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    & in that little box are notes from you

    when we were best friends. Everyday you'd write me one, like "you're pretty" & "I'll still be here for you even if you're half away across the world or hate me" Little notes like that to make my day. Now we don't talk because we argued, I moved far away, & to this day I wonder...
    EmiTru EmiTru 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I Love To Capture The Moment!

    I made a memory box, decorated it with things I liked at the time and spent alot of time filling it with things that had meaning at the time. I look back on it every now and then. The things in there, although are of no price value and many people would not understand much of it...
    CalypsoChisisi CalypsoChisisi 18-21, F Dec 11, 2012

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    Marriage Memory -- Not Mine

    On my way home today, after putting in about 8 hours work on a friend's project, I was hit by a distant memory. Not sure why I suddenly remembered, what triggered the memory, but it suddenly flooded back to me.  I knew a fellow who married quite young.  This in itself is not...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    Touches My Heart

    I have always been one to collect things from the people who are important in my life.   These things I collected could be trinkets, letters, jewelry,  and most importantly letters and cards. I save many of the cards and letters I have received over the years. So many of them...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 26, 2011

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    Envy

    My brother walks around with a chip on his shoulder the size of a brick. Not one of those red building brick type of bricks, more like one of those concrete cinderblock size bricks, but without the holes.  Its a solid brick.  All his life he has blamed our parents for...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 4 Responses May 24, 2013

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    I Have An Old Trunk...

    I think my parents bought it for me before I left for USAF. It's gone with me everywhere I've gone. I got a larger one just like it and not as banged up but the smaller one has much more meaning because It's been with me longer. Some of its contents include (but are not...
    prisoner1972 prisoner1972 36-40, M Apr 28, 2013

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    Mine is full of little pictures,

    cinema tickets and little things I pick up on my travels
    clurrby clurrby 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    The Rock

    When I was 13 years old the company my father worked for sent our family to an obscure town located in a mountainous region. It was an odd town found along a windy road that seemed to go nowhere in particular.  On the surface, it was a fairly modern town, although the major...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M Nov 25, 2012

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    One Of Each

    I was married many years ago on a beautiful piece of property with mountains in the background and small wild looking river running through the middle. It was a photographic perfect place and day.  The wedding ceremony was held out doors at the house and property of the reverend...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 1 Response May 15, 2013

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    The Enema

    Back in the start of 2006 I started to experience abdominal pains that became worse as the months wore on. I visited my doctor and he pointed out, by the symptoms I exhibited, it could be cancer.  He ordered several blood tests, about 6 in all, but these all came back negative...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    Pandora's Box

    I've always been one to collect things from the people I care about. I suppose because things were never concrete in my youth. Relationships could be fleeting since we moved so often. So as I grew, so did my collections...first it would be a box that held things from my friends...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 62 Responses Mar 2, 2011

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    They make you remember what things

    once were. Make you feel things you once forgotten. I think people forget the power of a memory, whether it be good or bad. The smell, taste, touch, or sound bringing you to a stop. To remember a voice, or phrase that our of no where takes you back to a place you forgot you...
    xxmisslynnxx xxmisslynnxx 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    The Mouse That Got Away

    I was working in my studio two days ago, walking back and forth accomplishing little tasks. Mostly assembling customer's orders, piece by piece.  Sometimes its like putting together a jigsaw puzzle and finding that last missing piece can be a challenge.  Knowing you created it...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M Aug 27, 2013

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    I have a box where I put some of my memories.

    Small black box. Where I hide My most precious memories. First baby pictures, Hair for my first hair cut. First movie ticket form my first date. Pictures of all my birthdays. Graduation pictures. First valentine. First diary.
    KellysMyName KellysMyName 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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    Childhood Memories

    We were a family where if there was not splurge of money but there was no scarcity where it was needed. My parents always directed me and my brother to do thing which we could do. I remember that we use to get blank/white pages a lot cheaper than hard covered notebooks. So we...
    starofeye starofeye 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 7, 2013

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    The Invisible Memories....

    I, like so many, have a "real" memory box.  It's filled with photos, trinkets, and things collected from days gone by.  The things in my memory box are special to me and I treasure them.  But the  "memory box" I cherish most is the one in my heart. ...
    giggles4488 giggles4488 56-60, F 11 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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    Another Day In A Rural Area

    I heard a popping sound the other day while I was working on my computer. Not too loud, but loud enough to make me stop what I was doing.  I thought to myself… "That's a new sound".  About one second later there was a very loud explosion.  My first thought was to think that...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 1 Response May 17, 2013

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    His Canvas

    “I hate sleeping traditionally.” She said tapping her toe on the leg of the bar stool she was sitting on. He turned his head sideways and quirked an eyebrow. One thick dark brow.  “You know,” she said, running her fingers lightly through the dark messy locks...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F Jul 4, 2012

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    i Do Have a Box of Memories...

    i do have a box of memories, although it's actually a dresser drawer. there are many things in there that make me feel good when i use them to remind me. and my photobucket account has tons of photos, just so i don't forget...
    damagedsoul damagedsoul 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2008

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    I start on the 1st of January each year

    and open them on New Year's Eve. At first, it was a way to help with my recovery from depression, but now I do it because I think it is nice to document the happy times that are easily forgotten.
    MMXIV MMXIV 18-21, F Feb 11

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    The Superman Night Light

    I needed a night light in my bathroom. I don't like having to walk over at night, fumbling along, to where the light switch is on the wall in my dark living room because its way over where you would never expect a light switch to be.  If a night light were in my bathroom, that...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 29, 2013

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    A Funeral

    About 15 years ago I received a phone call from someone asking me if I would like to visit a war veteran who was dying. He was dying from emphysema after a lifetime of smoking.  At the time I wasn't sure why I was being asked, but I was told he was alone, having long since...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2013

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    My Mum's Box..

    I have a box but its a box i have for my mum with stuff in there that i took when she past away. Its got her mobile phones in it and a shirt she always use to wear, it was a bit funky lol. Its got some of her jewelry in there plus all of her pics that i took, i know she lost a...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2013

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    whenever i look at new years greetings card .

    .....i remember my childhood days when we just used to exchange cards between our friends........that was such a lovely experiance
    ct3324432089 ct3324432089 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    The Desk

    About 10 years ago my 8 year old niece needed a desk so she could do her school homework. She asked her parents if they would buy her one, but they didn't have the cash on hand, and told her she would have to wait.  She pointed out that her grandfather just made a desk for her...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M Aug 5, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I hate embarrassing memories, they creep up on me when I least expect it . ._.
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M Apr 2

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    - I was obsessed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I used to go dumpster diving with my friends, and found what I thought was a TurtleCom. I realize these days that it was...
    Sinaname Sinaname 26-30 Apr 5

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    I've eaten so much pasta today. I topped it off with a few protein shakes. It hurts a bit but it's so good, I want to feel like this all the time. Maybe I should just never stop...
    docroxxo docroxxo 26-30, M 52 mins ago

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    My mom let me use sippy cups every night before bed until I was about 8 because it was a comfort to me... That in itself isn't so bad, but there are pictures that pop up on the...
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F Apr 1

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    What If You Made A Choice? What if you woke up tomorrow morning with no memories, not a clue as to who you were or what type of life you've lived? What if you had know it was...
    Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 20 Responses Mar 30

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    At first it started with being really good at guessing what number someonenwas thinking of. As i grew older I pretty much pushed this aside as nothing. Recently I have been seeing...
    memorylane91 memorylane91 22-25, M Apr 2

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    A box full of happiness at hand for one moment, only for it to be plucked by disappointment, and be gone the next.
    SinisterSmile SinisterSmile 22-25 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I wish i could start as a new person. Its not like i have any good memories anyways..
    notworthitatall notworthitatall 18-21, M Mar 25

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    I have three others. We all get along quite well. I have one male other, or "alter" and the remaining two are female. I have a feeling something happened very early in my childhood...
    iamlikewater iamlikewater 18-21, F Apr 9

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    All my siblings are half siblings . I will never have a full sibling . I have 4 little brothers and 1 little sister on my dads side . 2 little sisters and another baby on the way...
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F Mar 23

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    I am an 18 year old female college student living in the U.S. I was born with an imperforate anus, and have never fully understood the defect. I was also born with a cleft lip and...
    Errka109 Errka109 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    He was my best friend. He was my brother. He was always there for me and anybody else for that matter. He was a great person. There are so many things I wish I had a chance to say...
    geohay26 geohay26 26-30, M Mar 28

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    I sell items on eBay, Amazon, ebd, Esty, Bidurway, and Webstore. I have heard of egate market never sold or have ever used their website. As far as getting the most traffic...
    Mike200140 Mike200140 31-35, M Apr 3

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    Recently I had a campout in a huge Forrest with a few mates. It is a very rural area, it doesn't have any shops or toilets near by, which of corse is a great thing! Well of corse...
    splashy34 splashy34 26-30, M 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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