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I Hold On to Memories to Keep Me Smiling

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    Can't Let Go

    I hold on to many memories that I reflect on and smile My brother and I playing Hide-N-Seek in the dark Vacation Bible School Picnic Summers at my Grandmother's House Baking Cookies with my Kids The First Time I took my Kids to the Beach The Day my Daughter Graduated from High...
    sexxydiva sexxydiva 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2011

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    Ahhhh Yesss

      My first snowball fight that was fun That smell of cookies on Christmas Eve My mentees first report card My first fight Watching Cartoons Sat morning eating dry cereal   Just a few for now
    siggy10 siggy10 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 15, 2009

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    My Mother and More

        i hold on to meemories of my mother . when we would bake brownies together . and when me and SS went to tampa .
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 15, 2009

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    I am haunted by who I am. Everyday is a dream compared to my memories. The pain of the past turns my life into a nightmare. No one sees who I really am. I wish for nothing more...
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    Smiling means little. What is in the heart is what matters. A person can have a heart of darkness and a bright smile. Those people are the problem. A person can have a heart...
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    Look around you: Strex. Look inside you: Strex. Go to sleep: Strex. Believe in a smiling god. StrexCorp. It is everything.
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    this is me. damaged, broken me. there nothing special about me, im just an average women trying to muddle through life with ease. i was always a 'strange' child according to people...
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    Recently I've been re-experiencing really powerful childhood memories. I'm not sure what triggers it, but it's nice.
    lefft lefft 31-35, M Jul 16

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    When I was little, it was strange to me. Ive lived with my nan, grandad and father from the age of 3 up until I was 14, my mum wasn't on the scene she had a lot of issues with her...
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