I Have a Box Full of Memories

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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
    4 Responses Nov 11, 2013

    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
    29 Responses Mar 15, 2011

    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
    1 Response Mar 29, 2013

    Mine is full of little pictures,

    cinema tickets and little things I pick up on my travels
    clurrby clurrby
    31-35, F
    Apr 7, 2014

    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 lot of pics...
    Raindrops18 Raindrops18
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jun 18, 2014

    Yes I have a shoebox from my converse all stars

    it has notes cards old computer chats
    boyracer19941 boyracer19941
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jul 7, 2014

    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

    & 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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 5, 2014

    If you have read Sundays At Tiffanys by James

    Patterson, then you will understand what I am talking about. I was a lonely kid. Now I am still lonely as an adult. My childhood up until I was 11 was so awesome. My mind takes me back to my very first kiss from my best friend that is a boy, Courtney. He liked me so much that...
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    Oct 15, 2014


    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


    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

    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
    58 Responses Mar 2, 2011

    I have so many memories tucked away inside.

    A few that I could throw away and care to relive but most of them I would repeat over and over again. When asked my most memorable moment I wasn't sure what to chose from. When you've known a person for a long time each day brings new moments you'll cherish. The one moment...
    deleted deleted
    Jul 21, 2015

    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
    Aug 2, 2013

    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.
    22-25, F
    Feb 11, 2014

    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
    Jun 2, 2013

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2013

    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

    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
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 8, 2013

    12 dried up roses, a shirt

    that still carries that sweet scent, a special ring and gorgeous piece of art that was given to me on my birthday from the artist himself. I've wanted to let these things go or give them back. I just can't bring myself to do it because I am still convinced that this person will...
    Shey12 Shey12
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2014

    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

    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
    1 Response Dec 30, 2012

    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

    There Are Times There are times when I feel

    your presence at my side There are times when I hear you say it will be alright There are times when I see your face in a crowd and I turn around There are times when I miss you and my heart begins to ache and I smile through the pain But then there are times when I realize...
    Susana1985 Susana1985
    31-35, F
    Jul 22, 2014

    When we were younger we hided hands under the

    shirt and told people we lost the hands. Slept with all the toys, so none of them got offended. In the pen with several colors, tried to press all the buttons at once. The most difficult decision was to determine what game to play. We waited behind a door to scare someone, then...
    Girlinaclouds Girlinaclouds
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    I Have A Box Full Of Memories.

    . It's Funny I Say This Because... By Box.. I Mean My Heart.. And By Memories.. I Mean Things I Want To Forget
    HopelessLoveHer HopelessLoveHer
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2014

    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 lot of pics over the years from...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 1, 2014

    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

    In my basement from high school.

    Wish I could go back to that time and tell myself, your mom is always right and just say no to those dang on boys! Lol
    carebear1019 carebear1019
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 1, 2014

    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
    Apr 25, 2013

    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...
    xxladyjadedxx xxladyjadedxx
    26-30, F
    Apr 15, 2014

    Oh sure. Photos, programmes from school plays

    my kids were in, autographs from people, achievement certificates, programmes from theatre events-operas-sporting events I've been to,
    picklebobble picklebobble
    51-55, M
    May 18, 2014

    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
    2 Responses Aug 17, 2013

    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...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 7, 2013

    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

    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
    5 Responses Sep 26, 2011

    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

    My memories help me to cope with the those

    that I have lost, I have not seen my daughters in nearly four years, but those memories that I have of them when they were little help me get by, my memories of my Mum before she passed away, and the memories I have of my Dad, I only lost him in September and I miss him every...
    shamrock40 shamrock40
    56-60, M
    Jun 28, 2015

    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

    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

    Playing the Slot Machines I have only played

    slot machines twice in my life. When I was driving through Deadwood, Colorado back in 1994 I stopped for lunch and discovered that slot machines were everywhere in that town. I had $4 in change to spare so I gave it a try. I lost all my money with the first minute. The first...
    PastPilot PastPilot
    51-55, M
    Aug 20, 2015

    Bizarre Work Experiences Involving A Guy Named

    Dave About 25 years ago I worked for a small company that employed less than 10 people. Some of these people were full time or part time employees while others worked only freelance. I was one of the lucky ones as I was full time and only answered to two bosses. We three...
    PastPilot PastPilot
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2014

    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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