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I Have Spent Many Happy Hours

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    The Early School Years

    We lived on a busy road, probably quiet by today's standards. My father always seemed to be knocking down walls and building extensions on to the house. It was a timber weatherboard home, typical of the 50s style with an entrance hall with double glass doors to the lounge room...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 7 Responses Aug 14, 2009

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    The Fifth Decade

    On the beach listening to the waves on a summers eve. Playing in the surf. Playing like children in a playground. Watching dolphins frolic in the ocean. Being woken by the sound of lorikeets as the morning starts. Watching the sunset at the end of the day. Spending a warm...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 6 Responses Aug 17, 2009

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    The Second Decade - Condensed Version

    In no particular order :) Learning many new things in science and technology. Learning how to use my hands to create things. Rediscovering the fairer sex :) Appreciating the great outdoors, it's flora and fauna. Appreciating sunsets, the night sky and sunrises. Edit...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 15, 2009

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    Enjoying Many Things!

    When I reflect on this... there are so many happy moments in my life. :-) I have spent many hours, hanging out with family. I still do, every evening, I hang out with my mother and sister. And sometimes my nephews come to visit. Those are many hours of watching movies together...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 18, 2009

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    The Second Decade

    At the end of primary school we moved yet again and I started at Tech School. This was thought to be the best choice for me, and in some ways it was. My Grandparents wanted me to go to Scotch College ~ Before you Sydney siders tell me it's Scott's College, it's not. That's Sydney...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 7 Responses Aug 15, 2009

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    Lately

    ...thinking of nothing but you.  MMMM there were lots of naughtily beautiful thoughts.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2009

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    Listeing to Music

    Well usually dancing and singing along as well ...        
    Orangetas Orangetas 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 18, 2008

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    The Third Decade

    After crossing Bass Strait on the Princess Of Tasmania I spent Two weeks cruising around Tasmanias amazing scenery, as a member of a motor cycle club. A trip up the Gordon River was probably the highlight, though it's difficult to separate from the other places. We had a lot of...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 3 Responses Aug 18, 2009

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    Happy Hours

    Happy hours,I've spent many,Down the pub,Rolling drink,So I've been told,Dancing on the tables.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 26, 2011

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    So Many ...many

    Putting on my BCD....Do a buddy check on each other... ensuring air is turn on was the last  ..then you hear one loud voice 'Are we ready'? We reply 'Yesssss'. He said 'Lets Go Diving'!   One by one, we did a 'Back roll'.. When all gave an OK...
    Eternal Eternal 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 18, 2009

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    Memories

    I've been doing some research on my family's history and was quite surprised to find photos of relatives and buildings they were associated with on the web. It has brought back memories of my childhood days. The day we walked along a railway track, my father explaining the...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 5 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I'm young, 16, but I feel like if I died right now, I'd be okay with it. My life has been so meaningful so far. I've done so many things that made me happy but also helped benefit...
    pinkylo7 pinkylo7 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    So many things I'm dying to get off my chest that I cant say to anyone. I keep so much from my parents that i spend every waking minute worrying that they're gonna find out about...
    CanYouHearTheSilence CanYouHearTheSilence 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    - those autumn afternoons when you come home at like 6 and the house is warm and the kitchen smells of a home cooked meal. - sound of rain - old movies and clich├ęs - singing...
    sarahellie9088 sarahellie9088 16-17, F Sep 11

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    I always let little things hurt me.. Mostly because i am very sensitive which doesnt always end in good results.. Ive been through soo many different stages that i dont even know...
    believexo believexo 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    in the blink of an eye,everything can change.so forgive often and love with all your heart.you may never know when you may not have that chance again.
    amine31 amine31 31-35, M Sep 4

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    I have made some gnarly mistakes, behaved in egregious fashion, hurt people, hurt myself, but I manage somehow to return to the narrow path that assures I do no further damage...
    Greybeard544 Greybeard544 51-55, M Sep 6

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    I get asked if I have friends quite a lot. One of my teachers, who I think just feels bad for me, asked me if I had any friends. She was concerned for me and wanted me to join FBLA...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I need food and sleep now!
    Jred4ever Jred4ever 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    always remember that your present situation is not your final distination.the best is yet to come
    amine31 amine31 31-35, M Sep 4

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    Back to my childhood days I used to think that monsters are only creatures with ugly faces; now that I'm old I see monsters with lovely faces!!!!!!!!! Only now I came to know that...
    amine31 amine31 31-35, M Sep 4

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    Lesson 1: dont hold your breath !
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F Sep 4

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    Sunlight appears everyday to tell us that this brand new day is a chance for wrongdoers to correct their mistakes, dream followers to do what it takes, career builders to put...
    amine31 amine31 31-35, M Sep 4

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    Life is like riding a bicycle, in order to keep your balance you must keep moving...
    lightraydawn lightraydawn 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    It's been a primal urge recently,... From the amazing sex during her days of ovulation,.. The pregnancy home test,... weird feelings,... Doctor visits,...A slight bump on her...
    DaddyDouglas DaddyDouglas 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    But now memory loses my notes. Dang msg.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 13

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    I am an only child to a strong willed and beautiful mother who has endured many hardships throughout her life. Almost from Day 1, my mom has played both parental roles, and with a...
    olinor olinor 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    Discovered by a family member, client, co-worker, or close friend on EP. I wonder how many people would be embarrassed by any of their posting on EP if they were...
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M 5 Responses Sep 20

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    I think I have too many beautiful friends that I lust after, most of which there are many good reasons for me to stay away from, but some of them are still very tempting sometimes
    DefianceUK DefianceUK 26-30, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I have very few happy memories of my childhood. Firstly, because of the toxicity of my home situation, I wasn't a very pleasant child. I bullied someone and was generally rude...
    33dulling 33dulling 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    Vampires from around the World True Stories of Vampires By: Deanna Jaxine Stinson, Author Halo Paranormal Investigations - HPI International https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 19

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    I am a nudist and I have encouraged my son to be one also. He is almost 10. He is not afraid to show off in front of his dad and I. However, I have been worried about his behavior...
    hornymilfxx hornymilfxx 36-40, F 55 mins ago

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    Be as good mother as your never pleased children would ever want you to be. Make them happy, at all times. Be as good cook to your family as possible. Have them be happy after...
    51squirrel33 51squirrel33 51-55, F Sep 13

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    You know who I am talking to and I have unblocked you for a time because unlike the friends you are deceiving, I will spare you from being the last to know what is going on. After...
    Joseph84 Joseph84 31-35, M 15 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was first diagnosed June of 2013. After I had gone in in March and May of 2013, asking for my thyroid to be checked because I knew my body was failing. I was 22 but I felt like I...
    acsalbright acsalbright 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    A lot of the greatest views and ideal for a sizable group planning to holiday break previously mentioned one of the prettiest bays in Greece. The Outdated Vineyard is often a stone...
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    I love each and every one of my tattoos. I'm happy to admit that I have spent well over $800 on tattoos and I still plan on getting more;1.) Crescent moon with stars falling out of...
    LovelaceZombie LovelaceZombie 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    I can feel it. Struggling with domestic issues at home and at work, and I think depending too much on someone socially is not healthy. I always knew that but when you're swimming...
    BronzeEspada BronzeEspada 26-30, M Sep 15

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    I'm writing this because I am stuck in a situation I can't discuss with my wife or friends, nor the woman I have fallen back in love with. I just need to get this off my chest as...
    Tryingtobefriends Tryingtobefriends 46-50, M 11 Responses Sep 3

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    I am a girl and it is a pain in the butt we have so many responsibilities bras and period etc. And if we don't look pretty we get judged for also mood swings 1 sec I will be happy...
    ChloeMcLeod ChloeMcLeod 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 5

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    I am Jan I am 16 and live with my 19 year old boyfriend and just found out I am pregnant and I am so happy. I quit school and want to be a stay at home mom. After my baby is born I...
    janwantstobeateenagemom janwantstobeateenagemom 18-21, F Sep 10

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    I am Jan I am 16 and 5 weeks pregnant and so happy. I quit school I don't need school to be a stay at home mom. I live with my boyfriend and after my baby is born I want to get...
    janwantstobeateenagemom janwantstobeateenagemom 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I am genuinely happy lately, it's like everything that has gone wrong is slowly figuring itself out, I don't think I have been this happy for a very long ******* time. here's to...
    neckd33p neckd33p 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    This one cracks me up...especially on EP, when so many people choose to have so many "friends" in their circle!
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 9 Responses Sep 18

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    I have been NC with her for over 3 years now. It took me almost 40 years to figure it out but once I did there was no turning back. I was raised by a woman without the capacity...
    supercalitex supercalitex 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Hello. It has been quite some time since I've posted anything and this is usually my go-to thing for whenever I get an overload of anxiety, such as right now. Well, I have long...
    InconvenientHeart InconvenientHeart 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    I have saved many lives. They were all kids lives though like under 18. I have also talked many people out of self harm as we'll. I am suicidal and I wish to self harm as we'll but...
    gamerslippy99991 gamerslippy99991 16-17, M 3 Responses Sep 4

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    About a year ago, I saw a very dark lesion on my skin. It was black and about the size of a cockroach. I immediately suspected it may be melanoma. Now I am a nursing student. I...
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F Sep 10

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