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I Have a Box Full of Memories

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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...
    dy95 dy95 46-50, M 25 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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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...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 26, 2011

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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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    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...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 2, 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...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 2008

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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...
    damagedsoul damagedsoul 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2008

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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...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 12, 2012

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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...
    prisoner1972 prisoner1972 36-40, M Apr 28, 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...
    acrux acrux 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 8, 2013

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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...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M Nov 25, 2012

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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...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M Aug 5, 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...
    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...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M Aug 27, 2013

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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...
    xxmisslynnxx xxmisslynnxx 22-25, F 1 day ago

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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...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 3 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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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...
    MMXIV MMXIV 18-21, F Feb 11

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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...
    CalypsoChisisi CalypsoChisisi 18-21, F Dec 11, 2012

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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...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 1 Response May 17, 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...
    bufy1981 bufy1981 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2009

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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...
    ThEonlyBoY ThEonlyBoY 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15, 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...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 62 Responses Mar 2, 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...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 4 Responses May 24, 2013

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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...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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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...
    simplyus simplyus 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 26, 2008

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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...
    starofeye starofeye 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 7, 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 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...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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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...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 7, 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...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 25, 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...
    starlight88 starlight88 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 2, 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...
    KellysMyName KellysMyName 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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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...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 16, 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...
    giggles4488 giggles4488 56-60, F 11 Responses Nov 8, 2010

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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...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 5, 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...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M Sep 12, 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...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 29, 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...
    EmiTru EmiTru 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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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...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M Dec 1, 2012

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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...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F Jul 4, 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...
    PastPilot PastPilot 51-55, M 1 Response May 15, 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...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2013

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    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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    The fist time I have a gift as Vanessa was by my mother she gave me a feminine clothes like heels an some things like this(obviously when it had grown more when she gave me this I...
    vanessalovewearingpanties vanessalovewearingpanties 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 19

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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 always feel like I'm working so much, and bring home so little. I work an average of 75 to 80 hours a week. And never seem to have any money.
    sacman81 sacman81 31-35, M Mar 16

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    When I was younger, I was playing my violin at a talent show. Someone spat gum in my hair as I was playing. My poor mother had to deal with her child throwing a tantrum for an hour...
    AdelaideHayashi AdelaideHayashi 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

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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 19 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 2 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 6 days ago