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I Remember Buffums Department Store

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    Xemployee Of Buffums In Westminster, Ca

    In 1977 I worked at Buffums, Westminster, Ca and made several friends that I would love to find.  Unfortunately I don't have their names but, one of them was Sandy and her roommate (name?) sang at my 1978 wedding.  I was also good friends with one of my managers (don't remember...
    maymcc538 maymcc538 51-55 3 Responses Sep 16, 2011

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    Young Careerist

    My first introduction to Buffums was as a member of Buffums' Young Careerist program while I was a student at Long Beach City College, approximately 1961-62. The purpose of the program was to introduce young people into careers in marketing - as a representative from LBCC, I...
    HLSmith HLSmith 66-70, F Jul 26, 2011

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    Santa Clause

    I remember Buffums Dept Store. Mainly because of Santa. I used to go and hang out with him and his pretty elves. I used to mainly hang out on the side-lines watching the other children sit on Santa's lap and request toys and other gifts for Christmas. Once in awhile when a young...
    silvermystics silvermystics 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 2, 2009

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    I had been having a very rough time in the weeks leading up to that day. I was still recovering from my break up with the high school girlfriend but I also moved on enough to...
    oncemoreuntothebreech oncemoreuntothebreech 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    When I started a discount store I hired a friend. Things were fine. A few months later the friend got greedy. He tricked me into going for a vacation. I did so and when...
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    Just an important side note I feel like writing about. I feel as many times as one can say "I'm sorry", you'll always remember how someone made you feel. It can be easy to try...
    bettygingham bettygingham 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    remember the day I told u my brother has autism well he does and I hate it and I hate it I just wish I had a normal brother and a normal family god gave me a life I didn't deserve...
    jadasmith24 jadasmith24 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Sometimes, I get to remember , out of the blue, different moments i've lived throughout my life.... sometimes i think like wow, times has went so fast. My life always been nice...
    typewritter03 typewritter03 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    when I was little if I did got on the internet is was to play on paint. I remember jumping on the bed, playing hide and seek, red light green light, playing with my dolls, or hop...
    PetiteChica PetiteChica 18-21, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't really have memories or the sure knowledge that I have had a past life but I get feelings. I remember the feeling of dying. I was old and it seemed like I was dying of a...
    Shade3711 Shade3711 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Hardware store and they had all these people around the TV's and I wondered why. I thought was a movie. We live near 3 mile island kids got out of school. My exhusband worked there...
    wolfeeegirl wolfeeegirl 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I was a kid, about 5yr's or so, my Mom would send me to the store to buy something, just a few doors away, she would tie a string around my finger so that I would remember...
    knightedone1 knightedone1 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    I very seldom remember my dreams. As a child I remembered all my dreams and was very excited when I woke up to learn the meanings of them. Then something traumatic happened to me...
    cosmicburst cosmicburst 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    MICHAEL JACKSON DIED 6 YEARS FROM THIS DAY RIP, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED <3 <3 <3
    EllaBella9999 EllaBella9999 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Got kicked out of a store for the first time! I decided not to fight 'cause that woman wasn't worth my time/annoyance. There wasn't even a sign, but I guess if she doesn't want a...
    barefootlance77 barefootlance77 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    In that moment All of my senses were heightened I See you close your eyes, lips slightly parted in anticipation I Hear the music, the crowd, the carnival barkers below I Smell the...
    1gr8guy 1gr8guy 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 22

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    I don't usually go to Goodwill but the last time I did, I found this poncho/nightgown thing with Obama's face all over it..I don't know if it's a one of a kind or if it was...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472 13-15, F Jun 21

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    Yep I remember from 2013 like I meant 3,000 friends on another game and only like 10 I talked to a lot more o. Here doe
    swaged104 swaged104 13-15, M Jun 21

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    This piccie is my latest from the early morning of June 20th, 2015.PERIOD!! My earliest memories involve me wanting/NEEDING to be a girl so very badly that it HURT! I do not ever...
    SissyRebeccaCD SissyRebeccaCD 41-45, T 9 Responses Jun 21

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    I can still remember that party; we'd been with our own circle of friends but you and I had started talking. The bonfire had been built and I was playing guitar. That's when I...
    Kkgunny Kkgunny 16-17, F Jun 19

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    I still remember a dream I had of when I was little. It was a dream the me and my family were at the mall and it started to flood and I couldn't do anything to save my family.
    jesusjuice2497 jesusjuice2497 18-21, M Jun 19

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    I had a very bad recurring nightmare that occurred regularly until I was around 14 yrs old. It wasn't until a few years ago that I realized the dream was actually a memory of...
    thebluesgrinder thebluesgrinder 46-50, M Jun 18

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    And more and more it seems like I was just another generic acquaintance you conned into believing it was friendship. But that doesn't change the fact I still care as much as I hate...
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 16-17, F Jun 18

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    Last week I was shopping with my friend. I had to pee so bad, I thought I might burst. This was after we had been shopping for awhile. The urge had been building for a long time...
    jlfarmgirl jlfarmgirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    Friendship Books Before the internet, we corresponded by hand, right around the world. The postal system was fairly reliable; the way I remember it, it was faster and more...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 17

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    I remember life before the Internet, and life before color TV. In fact I go all the way back to radio; the kind that used to glow in the dark. In fact I remember telegraph, and can...
    Radrat Radrat 66-70, M 4 Responses Jun 16

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    My social experiences were when I would ride, either my horse or my bike to the country store and get soda and a candy bar or bag of chips. Other kids would be there, doing the...
    calmincense calmincense 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    I remember pagers. Lol. people communicate in person. children played outside and played board games. girls were girls
    dregina1 dregina1 31-35, F 11 Responses Jun 15

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    I have gaps in my memory.. I can remember preschool but can't remember most of elementary and middle school. I still have trouble remembering things today too for that matter. I've...
    mmcdon32 mmcdon32 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    Remember when you told me you ******* CARED!!!!! One little kiss, a moment of bliss, then hours of deep regret One little smile and after a while a longing to forget One little...
    AwesomeGuyy22 AwesomeGuyy22 22-25, M Jun 14

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    I not only remember her, I am still best friends with her today.
    ObserverOfLife ObserverOfLife 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 12

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    This is a long story stay with me! :) When I was in my first year of high school I became depressed. Today i have no idea why but I was very serious. I had severe depression with...
    SingingHeaven47 SingingHeaven47 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 12

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    This is a shopping while black experience. Me and one of my cousins go to the mall together sometimes and every time we go especially to Victoria secret they watch us and try to...
    FutureVet2014 FutureVet2014 18-21, F Jun 11

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    I remember my first kiss. It was with my ex fiancé. He made it absolutely wonderful. He told me how amazing he thought I was. He looked me in my eyes, smiled, grabbed my waist and...
    LovelyBlkQueen LovelyBlkQueen 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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    Its a blessing to remember them, when they are good and its a pain to recall the nightmares
    flawlessreveriez flawlessreveriez 31-35, F Jun 10

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    Went into 2 stores without any shoes at all. It felt great. I could feel the contrast between 87° heated sidewalk and the cool smooth tiles of the stores with my bare feet. It was...
    barefootlance77 barefootlance77 18-21, M 5 Responses Jun 8

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    I remember the white snow. It was white everywhere. I remember slipping on the icy street. My dad and uncle had to go out to get some sugar because aunt needed it to make something...
    SleepingTeddy SleepingTeddy 26-30, M Jun 8

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    I think before internet life was much better you could be with family more you could visit more people often even your life would be better becouse of the internet kids now days i...
    Sozdar Sozdar 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 8

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    My childhood best friends name was Henry. Sadly when I was 13 Henry was killed walking his bike up our street (we were neighbors since before I can remember) by a drunk driver in a...
    ZacharyGray19 ZacharyGray19 18-21, M 6 Responses Jun 8

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    I went to get summer clothes.I roamed around the store for a long time.i finally went into the dressing room to try on the clothes picked out. i sat down on the stool and got...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 7

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    I remember life pre TV- "the idiot box" - they were right! we used to carry big clubs and whomp the sabre tooth tigers and ride atop mastadons...tempermental cusses that they wuz...
    eldregytnap eldregytnap 66-70, M 3 Responses Jun 6

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