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    How Did We Ever Survive?

    Looking back, it's hard to believe that we have lived as long as we have. As children we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat. Our baby cribs were painted with bright...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M Jun 5, 2012

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    I'm Glad You're In My Dash

    I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend He referred to the dates on her tombstone From the beginning...to the end. He noted that first came her date of birth And spoke the following date with tears, But he said what mattered most of all Was the dash...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M Jun 24, 2011

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    The Stranger

      The Stranger   A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting  newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was ...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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    Speculations

    Sometimes you just need to look at things from a different perspective..
    Sungirl3 Sungirl3 46-50, F 11 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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    The Cab Ride.......

    (This was sent to me and I wanted to share it.)   So I walked to the door and knocked. 'Just a minute', answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor. After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90's stood before me...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 12, 2008

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    Wooden Spoon

    A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. The family ate together at the table. But the elderly grandfather's shaky hands and failing sight made...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 3 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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    Fascinating Facts From Biology

    If you yelled for 8 years, 7 months, and 6 days, you would have produced enough sound energy to heat up one cup of coffee. (Hardly seems worth it.) If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough gas is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb. (Now, that's...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M Jul 6, 2011

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    INTERESTING Facts

          THE FACTS     Question 1: If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids  already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally  retarded, and she had syphilis, would you recommend that she...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 25, 2008

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    Life In The 1500's

    Every once in a while I get some e-mails that contain something I find very interesting.  Hereunder follows one of these.  I cannot say for certain how accurate the information is,  but,  given some thought,  seems quite plausible.  However,  whatever is stated as "fact...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 19, 2011

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    How Old Is Grandma ??

    One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events.  The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general.  The Grandmother replied, "Well, let me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 18, 2011

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    A Letter From Jesus About Christmas --

    A Letter from Jesus about Christmas --    It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. ...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2009

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    How Many Do You Remember?

    Start counting: 01. Candy cigarettes 02. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside. 03. Soda pop machines that dispensed bottles. 04. Coffee shops with tableside juke boxes 05. Blackjack chewing gum 06. Home milk delivery in glass bottles, with Cardboard stoppers...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M Sep 2, 2011

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    Coffee

    You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again. A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 11, 2011

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    Everyone Is Precious

    "Look at the birds in the sky. They don't work, they only fly, wandering around but they are alive. How do they survive? It's because God takes care of every living creature here on earth, big and small. You are precious than the birds.' Someone said this to me when I was really...
    0fairytalePrincess 0fairytalePrincess 36-40, F Apr 12, 2011

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    The Charles Schulz Philosophy

    (This is  marvelous!!  Read carefully to receive and enjoy full effect)  The  following is the philosophy of Charles Schulz,  the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic *****.You don't have to actually answer the questions.  Just ponder on them.Just read them through,  and you...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 5, 2011

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    To My Child

      To My Child  Just for this morning, I am going to smile when I see your face and laugh when I feel like crying. Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear, and smile and say how perfect it is. Just for this morning, I am going to step...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 8 Responses Nov 17, 2009

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    Five (5) Lessons

                  1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady.            During my second month of college, our professor            gave us a pop quiz. I...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 1 Response May 2, 2008

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    Something to Think About

    One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 15, 2008

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    Who Am I ?

    Dear Doctor, My father and I lived in our apartment and we had a radio and TV.  My father was a widower and I was unmarried.  Beneath us lived a widow and her daughter and they had neither radio nor TV.  They came to visit us often and consequently I fell in love with the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 15, 2011

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    Voting

    One day a florist goes to a barber for a haircut.  After the cut he asks about his bill and the barber replies, 'I cannot accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The florist is pleased and leaves the shop.   When the barber goes to open his shop...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 1 Response May 5, 2008

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    AIG Bail Out

    An e-mail from T. J. Birkenmeier (makes sense to me)   I'm against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG. Instead, I'm in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in a "We Deserve It" Dividend.   To make the math simple, let's assume there are 200,000...
    SlowhandsHD SlowhandsHD 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I feel like things are slowly turning around :)
    missANONYMOUS13 missANONYMOUS13 18-21, F Jul 10

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    Yeah, its just that things can really come in handy and stuff can be the perfect compliment to those things, but you don't want the wrong things and stuff; that just won't cut it...
    Cetacean Cetacean 36-40, M Jul 5

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    Today I spent 2 hours trying to organize my shoes in order of colors...wasn't really successful...
    daisykhorv daisykhorv 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I know I put the experience title as such above, but at the moment I would put myself on the borderline of not liking his actions and/or just not caring any longer for him...
    Paintbrushes Paintbrushes 16-17, F Jun 27

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    Naturally I don't like being the center of attention. I like to think I'm humble when it comes to success just because I feel uncomfortable around attention. Hate it actually. It's...
    atxerika atxerika 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    "i feel like my life is so scattered right now. like its all these small pieces of paper and someone's turned on the fan. but talking with you makes me feel like the fan's been...
    Elienseys Elienseys 16-17, F Jun 29

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    And boys who like comics. Personally, I like things like Deadpool, JTHM, X-men, Dr. Strange, killjoys, Lady Death, & Horror Comics mostly. Want to talk geek or suggest something...
    seybear seybear 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    No matter how nature built us, making us needing company, we are also made to discover ourselves and ponder on certain things that many times, they cannot be shared with anyone but...
    DestinyAuthor DestinyAuthor 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    1. I am 17 years old 2. my grades weren't that great in freshman & sophomore year so I'm really scared because i feel like i wont get into a good college. 3. i always try to find...
    crystallinea crystallinea 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    In my communications with the local child services bureaucrats trying to get therapy for my autistic daughter I had the bright idea of including in the email list of recipients my...
    amiklake amiklake 56-60 Jun 27

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    I'm one of those people that never usually goes on these forums to pour my heart out as I usually internalise things and try to deal with it myself - this seems to be one of the...
    Liya2004 Liya2004 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Im an constantly contemplating over our existence, sometimes i sit and just think so hard i get scared just imagining a whole other part of life out in space others living far far...
    M17CD M17CD 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    "The wanderer. He who has come only in part to a freedom of reason cannot feel on earth otherwise than as a wanderer-though not as a traveler towards a final goal, for this does...
    Arcadeus Arcadeus 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    1. i love anime and other anime related stuff 2. i read yaoi 3. i hate mayo with all my heart 💔 4. i dont have friends :c but im known in school for being a loser :c 5. im...
    harmlesscheesecake harmlesscheesecake 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    The sky has turned bright orange and is burning with fire. I can hear the distant war drum beating like a screeching tire. What is the true meaning of their desire? What indeed...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 57 mins ago

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    i was sitting on my front porch listening to the hiss and boom of the fireworks. i remember a year ago i sat in the driveway at the family home pondering the previous year. i was...
    Doubledown024 Doubledown024 31-35, M Jul 4

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    When one thing goes wrong...so do 78 other things.
    JustBeingMe572 JustBeingMe572 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    Why? Because the simple things somehow have more meaning to them to me
    Nateweezy Nateweezy 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    Work Or Play A man wonders if having sex on Good Friday is a sin because he is not sure if sex is work or play. He asks a priest for his opinion on this question. The priest says...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F Jun 27

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    The best way to think about anything, just watching and pondering life
    cmia7 cmia7 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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    My mind is forever wandering and thinking. We all travel many different roads in life. We all have regrets that we ponder and think about. Having a good memory is definitely a...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    When I think of open mindedness I think of bizarre conversations about things that are totally illogical. So let's get crazy!
    Deviance7 Deviance7 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    1) my name is Laurie 2) I am very sensitive to others emotion 3) I believe in astrology 4) I am openminded 5)I'd like to think that I am kind 6) my family is my world 7) I hate...
    laurielala11 laurielala11 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    The human condition is full of ups and downs. No one, even the luckiest, is ever always happy. Bad things happen to us all. What determines our ultimate satisfaction with our life...
    Adaydreambeliever Adaydreambeliever 46-50, F 5 hrs ago

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    Is it just me, or does anyone else choose sleeping over studying? Hehe its like i get tired just thinking about work
    JustMui JustMui 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I need some help, really badly. First, I apologize if any of this has improper grammar or misspellings, I am writing this in a hurry. When I was a child, I was moved around a bit...
    LilMissStats LilMissStats 13-15, F Jun 28

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    A letter to my 8 year old self; You've seen a lot of things and you've heard a lot of things too. Keep your head up. You'll never understand why dad did the things he did. Yes...
    EBAAA EBAAA 18-21, F Jul 13

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    I have the same experience. I have, over the years, grown so used to them im not startled or scared by them anymore since I'm already 17 and i seen them since i can remember. I...
    cmbdahmyst cmbdahmyst 18-21 Jun 23

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