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I Have a Box Full of Memories

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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 Apr 7

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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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    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 46-50, M May 18

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    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 1 Response Jul 22

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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 Aug 2, 2013

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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 a jar the I fill with memoties

    throughout the year starting on January 1st and I read them New Years Eve. I got the idea on Pinterest and I love it. I also have a box filled with notes from people, letters, cards, thibgs I wrote for people but never gave to them, little trinkets etc. All kinds of things, all...
    PrincessDemeter PrincessDemeter 18-21, F Jul 22

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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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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    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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    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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    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 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Boxes Actually

    Filled with photos and books at grandma's that have basically the life story of me...   Growing up and the adventures that go on there.  However now in the digital age, flash and hard drives fill up with even more and are of better quality sometimes... It brings...
    mtvlm mtvlm 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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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 Apr 15

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    Two Boxes

    One is really for my youth. I went through it at Christmas, in my mom’s never ending quest of cleaning out our basement. I had a lot of stuff there – dishes, kitchen utensils, clothes, books I didn’t care to read again, plastic trophies, linen, a radio – lots of things...
    BillyBeach BillyBeach 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 3, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    Yes I have a shoebox from my converse all stars

    it has notes cards old computer chats
    boyracer19941 boyracer19941 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 7

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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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    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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    Memories Best Left Alone

    I sometimes wish I had mementoes of happy times: The things that would remind me that once I had a happier life...those happy moments are few and far between though, interspersed with turbulence and depression...still the trinkets from pleasant times when I felt loved and...
    Muriele Muriele 51-55, T May 5, 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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    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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    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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    I remember him taking me to see the places he

    was raised and had grown up in--I felt so special having him sharing that with me. I knew I had fallen in love with him, the moment he was telling me a story-while I had layed on a hammock..he was talking and pushing me with his legs-while I was looking up at him <3 I felt so...
    lostdaisy69 lostdaisy69 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 3

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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 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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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 32 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22

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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 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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    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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    & 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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    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 May 15, 2013

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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 1 Response Mar 29, 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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    Related Experiences

    I have a full bladder right now...and I have to admit, Im a little turned on by it.
    Smileeboo Smileeboo 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    So around 2 years ago when I was 16, we had to go to some fancy dinner it was something like a wedding rehearsal dinner of my aunt's that we were invited to. Anyways, before my 2...
    Lovingthepanties Lovingthepanties 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I remember I was 7 or 8 or even younger. I was playing show and tell. My nephews was in the audience. I was standing on this bench/table. I forgot what I was showing off. I...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    CHALLENGE: Use the bathroom at 10pm on the Thursday night. I'll be wearing the school uniform (pictured above) for the first six hours at school. After getting home, I've been...
    OliviaBabe OliviaBabe 18-21, F 23 Responses Jul 2

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    Another visit to the nurse today, I am disabled and in a wheelchair and my bladder doesn't work properly so I have to put a catheter in every time I need to p*e then I take it out...
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M Jul 9