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I Remember Challenger

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    I Saw The Explosion

    I was living in Tampa Florida. I was driving on the interstate and happened to look out the driver side window. There was a plume of smoke in the far distance. I knew that the shuttle was going up that day and thought "that was odd". It wasn't until after I returned home that...
    48feeln16 48feeln16 46-50, M Aug 14, 2010

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    Challenger

    I only know about the Challenger Space Shuttle because I was told about it by family. I was only 3 days old when it happened. My mom was bringing me home for the first time from the hospital when the shuttle exploded.
    forceunleahed forceunleahed 26-30, M Mar 19, 2013

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    Ice Storm

    The summer before, I had done schematics for the GPS #13 satellite that was aboard Challenger. After completing the task, I had taken more classes, and completed another design task. I was not working, had finished those tasks/classes, so I watched on the TV. I was trying to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 10, 2012

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    I Was Only 7 When It Happened

    so I don't really remember much about Challenger, but I do remember the day we lost Columbia very clearly. I had always been into NASA but never really paid a lot of attention to the shuttle, I liked to stargaze and see distant planets up close through my dad's telescope.
    HorseAngel33 HorseAngel33 36-40, F Nov 8, 2011

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    Challenger

    I was still at school and the class i was in was watching the shuttle launch as a treat. I always wanted to go in to space and was a space nut , so this was very exciting to me. As we sat down and the launch began I was really enjoying myself seeing the shuttle preparing itself...
    ehartopp ehartopp 41-45, M Nov 16, 2010

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    I Remember Challenger

    I remember Challenger, what a shock it was, so sad.
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 May 15, 2012

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    I Do Remember Challenger

    I was both listening to the radio and watching TV when that happened. I got absolutely totally shaken and much hurt to the deepest. For a few months after that I was feeling a very deep bleeding wound in the deepest in my heart/soul.    Many people cannot...
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 1 Response Aug 16, 2009

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    I Was In School

    i was in school when it exploded.we were watching it in the auditoriun .it was a schock.now to find out years latter that politics helped lead to that disaster makes me sick.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Mar 16, 2009

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    Mission Sts-51l Is Always In My Memories

    I remember asking my mother that morning if I could stay home from school and watch the liftoff.  She said no and I went off to class as I did every day.  For no real reason, my mother took a picture of me going down the stairs as I left that day.  Whatever we studied in class...
    HoneySuckler HoneySuckler 36-40, M Jul 7, 2011

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    I Saw It Happen With My Own Eyes...

    I was working for Gould Computer Systems in Fort Lauderdale back then. My office was on the upper floor of a building and our windows faced NE so we could always see the shuttle launch when it climbed high enough, weather permitting. On that day there wasn't a cloud in the sky...
    TetsuwanAtom TetsuwanAtom 56-60, M Mar 31, 2012

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    Space Was The Family Business

    I have to be careful what I say given some of the things I write here - I wouldn't want anyone to be able to identify me. But, it's fair to say that as much as anyone can make the claim, in my family space exploration is a "family business." My grandfather was a rocket scientist...
    Bloopster Bloopster 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 24, 2011

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    January 1986

    We were having a great time in the Chicago area, having dominated football - and pop culture - with our Chicago Bears!  Our victory came on January 26th, so it was a high we would be on for a long time... we thought. I was in my cooking/home ec class on the first...
    debmichelle debmichelle 36-40 Jun 8, 2008

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    parker8 parker8 22-25, M Dec 16

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    Well this story ; I sometimes happen to think whether it's a bad or good quality for me that i remember people, who are even a bit close to me. As of know i am fine and glad that...
    ProjectXPune ProjectXPune 18-21, M Nov 30

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    I can't remember much of what went on between us, though lately flash backs have been happening slowly. Like I just remembered today, I was terrified to join the Valentines Court...
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    Recently, I became sick and my brain started shutting down to save my organs. As a result, I have memory loss and I cannot remember some of the details of my life. Sometimes for a...
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    I don't want to remember Bill. I don't want to remember my dad calling me a skit. I don't want to remember my husband had an affair. I don't want to remember I did the same thing...
    lehcar1977 lehcar1977 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    It's been a few months now since the last time I heard from you, but I still think of you often. I hate that it was so easy for you to walk away from me, from us and the...
    Lyssak Lyssak 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    Hey Mark, I remember meeting you on here all those years ago. You struck me as a genuine gentleman who didn't want to hurt anyone, only make friends and find some light relief...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F Dec 10

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    When you look over your shoulder Baby you can choose To remember me however you want to That's how I'll remember you
    gamma87 gamma87 46-50, M Dec 14

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    i remember using computers with green screens and those huge floppy disks. i remember when if you wanted to talk to someone you actually had to call them and if you wanted to write...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I don't remember most of my childhood. I tend to remember bits and pieces, usually the moments that made the most impact on me, sadly the ones that come back are pretty bad. I can...
    Blessedbyfae Blessedbyfae 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I remember when i was at school other boys watching me news for toilet it really turns me on. From then on i leave the toilet door open when i am using the toilet helping somebody...
    judycasanova judycasanova 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Well thank you to my brother who so thoughtfully reminded me that today is 8 years since my mothers death! Kudos to you for remembering and thanks a whole effing bunch for...
    Lld84 Lld84 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    I had lived in Eastern Europe up until I was about 12 and then moved to France with my parents. Growing up, western culture was not really a part of my everyday life, so I didn't...
    katarinagg katarinagg 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    I will cross paths with thousands.interact with hundredscorrespond with more then I care.date many,kiss a bunch,sleep with a few,care for more than my heart can bear.laugh with a...
    ljjams ljjams 46-50, M 10 Responses Nov 26

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    I remember the last time we were together. It was the day you left. So strange to think about it now. It was morning. You must have known. How distant and cold you were. I...
    thebeautifulprincess thebeautifulprincess 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 27

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    I was 9 years old and chasing a golden dragonfly through the forest. At that time in my life I was living in a foster home with my brother in the countryside. My younger sister was...
    Orchards Orchards 22-25, M Nov 28

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    I remember my first crush.. What a big waste of my precious time.
    AtlPunk1D AtlPunk1D 13-15, F Nov 30

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    I can also remember only having several channels on the TV (UK). Simple times.
    Scaroth Scaroth 22-25, M Nov 30

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    I remember playing first person perspective games on the Commodore 64 and not being called *F*, Dipshit, or any number of other names because there was not an online community of...
    djjak djjak 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I remember my first kiss with a female. I was 11 years old going to the 5th grade. I was going to a daycare at the time. I had so many good adventures compared to being a teenager...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F Dec 2

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    Another Daycare Adventures I remember my second boyfriend, his name was Ty. He was in 1st grade and I was in 3rd. He asked me to be his girlfriend. We would play together and he...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    I am bawling like a baby! This was so me! I remember lying with my baby brother near my mom and her boyfriend's bed. And him taunting me and my brother. He kept laughing and asking...
    OnewithJC OnewithJC 36-40, F Dec 4

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    Who remembers this...... "Pack your cares away and worries for another day. Let the music play, down at fragel rock, down at fragal rock!" The good ole days....
    Lld84 Lld84 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    I remember standing in the snow, listening to the song I was planning to dedicate to you, a song of leaving, of you not being enough, even though it hurt to think about. It's sad...
    catherineeac catherineeac 13-15, F Dec 5

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    I laughed so loud during reading period this morning remembering something my friend said, I forgot about the thing until I made eye contact with my friend and I cracked up so hard...
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F Dec 5

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    That dude was the man. Who remembers that show from when we were kids? On my Go Go Gadget Grind, rising above and finding a way. No special gadgets, just God
    NewEra0916 NewEra0916 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    Artagone was so beautiful, the planet was made up pink's, blue's and purple's, also there was city of the goddess that was gold even the surrounding area was gold in color, there...
    karaeto karaeto 22-25, F Dec 8

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    Today marks the day that John Lennon was shot down in front of his home. He always felt save to go out and be around the people and his fans who adored him, but then along came...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F Dec 8

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    does anyone know of an online support group for those who remember past lives? thank you
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 9

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    i miss more my all friends, i everytime remember this friend who everytime message me
    mitaly mitaly 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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    From long long time i like old stuff( cars,guns,desert)And i am always atracted to redneck's....i mean their life.WHen i play PC games i always buy the old cars like 30's cars.And...
    doomster123 doomster123 13-15, M Dec 10

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    I remember when I was I young boy my mother had trouble getting us to do chores. My dad would approach the problem by giving us a list of chores to do. I would happily do my dad's...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Dec 13

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    i was in elementary school and my class would go on a field trip to the pumpkin patch and see all the horses and eat candy apple. then we would grab a pumpkin and take it home with...
    zanityone zanityone 18-21, M Dec 14

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    Of course I remember Michael! Favorite songs: Heaven Can Wait Human Nature Butterflies You Rock My World Smooth Criminal Dirty Diana Scream Billie Jean Bad The Way You...
    xjourneyx xjourneyx 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 16

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