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I Love Childhood Memories

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    I Just...

    I just remembered some of the days when I couldn't get sleep...i would ask my mum to run her hands thru my hair and i would soon fall asleep...but if she stopped and i didn't sleep yet I would ask her i still need more :) I am grateful that I have had those simple yet loving...
    papri papri 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    Tumblin Tumbleweed

    When I was a kid, for some odd reason my music teacher thought I had a nice singing voice and would often put me up as a soloist or in a small group of other kids to sing. Being the terminally shy kid I was it always horrified me when Mrs S, the kindly elderly lady that taught...
    mrhandymanx mrhandymanx 51-55, M Mar 22, 2013

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    Backyard Soccer

    As a teenager, we played soccer many times in the empty lot next to my house. I made sure to be on my best friend's team since she had a knack for kicking people in the shins. The most memorable backyard soccer moment came during a chillled sunny winter afternoon when I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 20, 2009

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    Dookie

    The album of my adolesence. I didn't understand all the songs, but did that really matter at 12? It was 1997. The end of 6th grade, the week at Ecology Camp was behind me, and just two weeks left of classes, then finals, then summer. This was the time of Columbia House and my mom...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 5, 2010

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    I Can Still Remember

    My dreams ... More then anything, I wanted to be a girl and one day a wife and a mother.My mom reading me to sleep. Hearing my Mom call me to supper every night. I wanted to be a elementary school teacher as an occupation. As a fall back a secretary.I luv'd reading books and...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F Jan 11, 2010

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    Waiting For Pops

    What you need to understand is that when I was a boy, there was always a whole boatload of gossip flying around about some of the grownups who lived in the neighborhood. It wasn’t like any of that talk ever came my way directly, mind you; it was just sort of out there, common...
    jriffice jriffice 46-50, M Apr 7, 2013

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    Beyond Memory

    There’s no escaping the fact that childhood always remains the best period of your life. A greater part of that life I spent among Jesuit fathers, in a boarding school, far away from home and family.   The Principal, later renamed ‘Rector”, was always...
    gorag gorag 41-45, M Jun 4, 2010

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    Fairy Dust

    The... Reason for, and story leading up to this childhood memory aren't the most... Delightful, but... I smile when I think of how 'playing' made me feel, at the time. When I was little, after my parents had divorced when I was two, I went to visit my dad on weekends. At one...
    Elwing Elwing 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2008

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    Good Memories From My Childhood

        I have many favorite memories from my childhood.  One of my  favorite memories was traveling by train to visit my grandparents in a small prairie town where everyone knew everyone.  Remembering all the bright city lights as the train pulled out of...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F Mar 30, 2010

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    It Happened At Work

    This kid saw one of the glass display doors without merchandise, so you could see inside the freezer, and he yelled "a secret passage". And for the kid, it really is a secret passage just inviting exploration. I kind of miss this sense of wonder at everything that a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 2, 2008

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    Marco Polo

    I remember when I was a boy searching underneath a bridge near my grandmothers house, and finding an old ***** magazine, a small knife, and a baby ringneck snake. That day I was Marco Polo.
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 2 Responses May 17, 2008

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    Remembering When America Was A Free Country.

    I remember when I was a kid that not only did you not have to wear your seat belt, but you didn't even have to be in an actual seat.  When I was little (around pre-school to about second grade) everyone (except my parents) had a station wagon or hatch back.  I can remember...
    threatgame threatgame 31-35, F Dec 30, 2011

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    My Blankets

    My baby blankets (I still have them in a bag somewhere) were pretty ragged and in rough shape. I used to hog the love seat and not let anyone else sit on it. I would lay there and tug at the strings on my blanket since it was a knit type one. My grandma whenever she came over...
    Rotny Rotny 26-30, M Sep 18, 2012

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    The Adventures Of Mary Lou And Me!

    My best friend from 3 to 13 was my neighbor Mary Lou. We were inseparable for those 10 years and did everything together and liked to do the same things until we got older and went our separate ways but I still have very fond memories of us as children. Our parents bought us...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F Jan 8, 2013

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    Ghost Of Christmas Past

    Years ~ 1982-1988. Oxford, Pennsylvania. My grandmother's brick cottage tucked into the rolling country hillside. Snow. Grandfather's clock tick-tocking gently in the background. Exhausted from working all day on the family Christmas Tree farm. Smell of the Cedar Tree in the...
    KingsleyMartin KingsleyMartin 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 18, 2012

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    I Love You...

    I was in my third grade and it was children's day that day...it was quite fun in school since we didn't have to study, could play all day and would get some presents..so I used to look forward for this day in each year...Why do I remember this particular day?  I didn't much like...
    papri papri 26-30, F 8 Responses Apr 4, 2012

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    Hazardous Childhood Curiosity

    I could hear all the other kids chattering behind me as we stood single-file in the order of our school bus numbers, the same order that put me right next to the metal-plated light switch, which was currently having a staring contest with me. Unfortunately, I was also armed with...
    NoctrnlXnce NoctrnlXnce 18-21, F Dec 28, 2012

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    Got A New Friend

      When I was of 5 or 6 , these color televisions with remotes were not in fashion may because they were very expensive at that time, so most of the people used to have televisions in which you have to change the channel by  your hand with help of the spinning...
    sahiltwou sahiltwou 22-25, M Mar 30, 2010

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    Nosey Little Brother

    My younger brother was a funny little guy.  He was extremely independent and very, very sneaky.  He was also very cute with huge eyes and long, spiky eyelashes, and the cutest nose with just a sprinkling of freckles.  We called him Chumbly. One day when he was...
    Myonis108 Myonis108 56-60, F 2 Responses May 11, 2009

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    You Catched Me Daddy

    My daughters have always loved going to the playground, and there a quite a number to choose from where we live, including two that we can walk to from our home. They called one the horsey park because it has a four person seesaw type thing that has four little horseys that you...
    justme4576 justme4576 51-55 Sep 23, 2012

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    The Stuff I Used To Do

    I could go on for days with individual stories here but over all I had a very good group of friends that were creative and played well with (and off of each other). We used to build cardboard box forts and have very detailed wars. Not just your run of the mill water gun fights...
    threatgame threatgame 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2011

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    The Paper Pilgrim

    I remember being in grade school I want to say about 5th grade. In the lunch line there was this pretty decent sized paper pilgrim cut out that had those moveable joints by way of those brass fasteners. I remember the pilgrim had two fingers up giving the peace symbol and some...
    FilipX FilipX 31-35, M Nov 1, 2012

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    Seaworld, Holes Not Seen And Muddy Tongs

    Our vacation every year when i was growing up my family would spend a day at sea world. It was almost always just my parents grand parents, and my brother and me. Well the year i was 11 my parents also took my cousin/sister and we had so much fun. She talked me into doing...
    thenewestdaughter thenewestdaughter 31-35, F Jun 8, 2012

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    I remember a very funny memory.

    (: I was about 3 or 4, &I wanted pudding. My older brother, by 2 years, got the last one. I took it from him, &He took it back. Well I took it from him, &Pushed him on the ground. Then sat on him &Ate it. xD
    H3LLS1C H3LLS1C 16-17, F Jan 16

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    Terrors Of Childhood

    I remember being terrified of some things in my childhood. The closet in my bedroom was one. I slept in the bed on the side closest to the closet. Something lived in there. My stuffed animals and dolls lived in there. During the day it was okay. It was my place of refuge. I had...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    Forever "children"

    I remember... the first smiles , the bath, the clothes, the lotion for their skins the hours of sleep I didn't have Kissing their eyes to sleep   I treasure special memories… The falling down by learning to walk The first words that made me smile The enchantments they...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Oct 24, 2010

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    Vacation and Trips

    When I was a kid summer was time for trips.  Up to my Grandparents house on a lake an hour away, for a picnic with a favorite Uncle's family, Camping up north, a week up at a cabin every year or trips out west to see parts of the country we didn't know existed.  There...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M Dec 6, 2008

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    Memories of Childhood

    Hopscotch, baseball cards, Ice cream cones, and hot summer days. Butterflies, crickets, catching frogs-----and fishin Green grass ticklin dirty toes, Lickem sticks and skittles. Hide-n-seek, Looney tunes, Bandaids, stitches and fairytales. Santa Claus, Easter baskets, Baby...
    finerside finerside 46-50, F Aug 23, 2009

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    Playground Urban Legend

    I remember one time around Halloween when I was in either first or second grade there was a story going around the playground about this mysterious black van that appeared out of nowhere. The story was the van was driven by some kidnappers dressed all in black, kidnapping kids...
    mrhandymanx mrhandymanx 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 29, 2013

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    Sweet Memories

    Being a child,I was brought up with great care, What i realize now is no more here. My grandma nourished me like mother When of my own I was having other. My real mom was having task of caring. My grandma took mask of my lover. So many wrinkles my lover had on face I used to play...
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F Jul 6, 2012

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    Very Nice Vacations

    We had some great family vacations growing. We went to Iceland, Scotland quite a lot of times mainly the western Islands. We went to Israel Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa. We went to Europe Germany, Austria and Switzerland mostly. We went to Canada Newfoundland, Nova Scotia...
    Iain321 Iain321 31-35, M Jan 31, 2013

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    I love looking back on

    when I was really young but it is depressing at times
    Sheslikethewind Sheslikethewind 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    One of My Favorite

    One of my favorite childhood memories always came at tax time.  My family was not well to do so I did not get all of the the cool games and toys that came out all of the time when I was a child.  However, when taxes came back my dad always took me to the store and let...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2007

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    Fingerpainting

    I remember a time in my childhood. These memories are precious, and shouldn't be forgotten. As people age, they lose some aspects of their lives. However, the connection to the childhood is essential. In Kindergarten, there was one activity, that I enjoyed. It was fingerpainting...
    dave0903 dave0903 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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    Easter

    I haven't really celebrated Easter in over three decades so maybe I'm out of the loop on some things, but when did Easter become sort of like a mini-Christmas for kids where on Easter morning there are new toys waiting for them to be played with and most likely broken by...
    mrhandymanx mrhandymanx 51-55, M Mar 31, 2013

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    It's either 1974 or 75 .

    .. It's late Saturday night ... I should be sleeping but can't ... I click on my transistor radio ... thank goodness the 9 volt battery still has some juice in it ... I turn the dial to my favorite rock station in the state ... there it is ... I'm in time for the call in show...
    midnighttrain61 midnighttrain61 51-55, M Feb 27

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    Pointing Fingers

     My dad had a realistic model of a hand in his home office. One evening, I took the hand and put it under my younger sister's bedcovers. When she went to bed that night and found the detached, life-like hand pointing up at her, well, it was worth getting grounded for.
    gottatell gottatell 31-35, F 3 Responses May 21, 2008

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    So with the weather getting nicer this morning

    I was having my coffee, and a memory from my childhood came to mind. When I was 8-10 years old my great grandma use to live near a lake. During the summer my mom, me, my uncle's, and cousins would go over there on most Saturdays visit with grandma then about 6:00pm we would pack...
    Slashrattlenroll Slashrattlenroll 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 8

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    Kites

    Was never able to make one fly as a kid. Dunno why. I was reminded because they are selling them in the store. I have the Mary Poppins tune "Let's go fly a kite" in my head. I loved this movie as a child.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 22, 2008

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    I Was A Strange Child.

    I have a few stories to tell for this. Since most of my stories are more sad I decided to write an uplifting one about some funny things that happened in my childhood :) When I was 11 (I think) I got in big trouble for something, I don't remember what it was exactly but I believe...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Mar 15, 2012

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    I'm Ten Minutes Bigger Daddy

    My twin daughters were born just ten minutes apart, and they came five weeks early, and the older was born head first, and the younger was feet first or what is called a breech birth. And I have always told her when we have talked about when she was born, that she came out feet...
    justme4576 justme4576 51-55 1 Response Sep 20, 2012

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    Sweet Memories

    Being a child,I was brought up with great care, What i realize now is no more here. My grandma nourished me like mother When of my own I was having other. My real mom was having task of caring. My grandma took mask of my lover. So many wrinkles my lover had on face I used to play...
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    As far as I can go through my childhood memories I can remember the first one… just feeling… fear. My childhood was full of it. Scared of dark, of sleeping in my own bed, of...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F Apr 11

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    I managed to forget all of my bad childhood memories, until a few months back when they started resurfacing in my dreams, so now not only do I have to deal with these memories, I...
    xMina97x xMina97x 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Being on the countryside on a swing in a tree. playing with my cousins hide and seek all night long. I had a pleasant childhood.
    Cristianpellicier Cristianpellicier 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    My mom drank through my entire childhood and would take me to house parties and lock me in the bathroom or get anyone she could to babysit me. Including disgusting men. I was...
    Purplesloths Purplesloths 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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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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    In one day, I was at the zoo with my dad , we saw so many different animals and species that I started to like all kinds of animals , so I am already grown up and still love Them...
    ferrer95 ferrer95 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I love my mom and my grandma but growing up was sometimes really hard for me. I remember waking up in the middle of the night when I was really little so i could bury my head under...
    bsmirror bsmirror 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    We had to go to school barefoot, and weren't allowed to wear shoes to school, and loved it,but in the boarding school, we didn't have to wear pyjamas and slept in the nude, which...
    barefootb barefootb 46-50 Mar 25

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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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    A country boy,always barefoot....skinny dipping in the river,fuffie sliding naked and dropping into the mud,mudstick fighting,and the cozy night laying in bed nude, listening to...
    barefootb barefootb 46-50 Apr 3

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    and i just can't stop thinking about it..
    AlbertOlami AlbertOlami 22-25, M Mar 24

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    I wish I could have had someone to hug me and tell me everything was gonna be all right as I got older, but instead I suffered thinking the scars inside would never heal. Now I...
    Boo37 Boo37 13-15, F Mar 30

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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