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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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    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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    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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    I have been buying leotards and woman's jeans for many years. And I always used the excuse I was shopping for my wife. Well about a year ago she passed away and suddenly I was...
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    I remember when we (African Americans) were so intimidated by the word "black" it was an insult for someone to refer to you that way! I remember when I was in Junior High I was...
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    So i was in PRESCHOOL when i had my first crush. His name was danny and i remember his dad was some sort of football couch and Danny was sooo adorable anyway, i remember me and my...
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    When I was 16 my neighbor boy who was 18 and I were listening to records in his bedroom. We had been neighbors for 4 years and we frequently listened to music together and walked...
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    Rather than continually remember the terrible event of what happened to him, best to remember him this way .. The cheeky bugger!
    Gavriella Gavriella 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    to explain my story I gotta go back to my Sr year of high school. we had a new history teacher that year. I thought she would be some old lady but dang I was waaaaaaaaaaaaaay off...
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    MyHeart4You MyHeart4You 46-50, F Aug 19

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    Late in night at the Laundromat And I'm staring at you pulling clothes from a dryer And I'm wondering how I got here 'Cause it seems some how I keep getting stuck in the mire...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M Aug 19

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    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M Aug 19

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    I remember my first day at school quite well. I walked into the classroom feeling scared. I waited in line by our teacher's desk so she could put a name tag on us and then she...
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    Holmesdown Holmesdown 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    back when I was 9 or 10 years old I had a friend that lived next door to me, he was younger by 3 years but I remember he knocked on my door one day and asked if I could come play...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    It has been 17 months now since I got my first kiss, and I STILL cant forget him! It was the best thing ever, at a summer camp, near a lake. I am afraid that I will always have a...
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    This is my story. Let's take a trip back to the year 2004. I was just starting high school and I had just turned 15. I had 8 classes. One of the classes I took was called music...
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    I do this quite a bit. Most stores have a NSNSNS sign but its not enforced all that often. If anything a friendly employee will make a positive comments about my lack of shoes.
    redgator2007 redgator2007 41-45, M Aug 14

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