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I Remember Challenger

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I Remember Challenger

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    My first painful breakup was so traumatizing it happened when I was 16... I'm 20 years old & it still bothers me today. Or maybe I'm just weak lol... I lost it to my boyfriend...
    stylerashtin stylerashtin 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    So I'm a little nervous about posting this here, but I guess I just felt the need to talk about it. I've had what I believe are some very vivid past life stuff, mainly what I talk...
    acerbuskeeper acerbuskeeper 18-21, T Aug 29

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    So, it's been 3 months since my boyfriend broke up with me. We were together for almost a year. He is two years younger than me. He broke up with me over text. I remember calling...
    Mitsuko15 Mitsuko15 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 20

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    I remember Jack I remember you and I will always remember you. I couldn't say goodbye properly so I just said farewell. We never kissed but I can taste you on my lips. Washed...
    RosaElaPilarGoens RosaElaPilarGoens 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I remember when caps on bottled soft drinks and beer used cork on the inside of cap to make an air tight seal. I remember when children would pay games that also taught hand-eye...
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M Sep 1

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    I ******* remember my 1st painful breakup. actually we don't have a proper breakup. we're a childhood friends. we grew up together until I'm 17 and his 19?? I guess? I don't...
    RegineAbiertasPalencia RegineAbiertasPalencia 18-21, F Aug 24

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    I remember my first painful brake up, I was dating a guy for a few years and he said that I'd gotten too old for him and he found another guy. We met when I was 9 and by 16 my...
    2gnillort 2gnillort 70+, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I remember what you wore on the first day, ya came into to my life and I thought "Hey, you know this could be something." Cos everything you do and what you say, you know that it...
    EBAAA EBAAA 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day Out in the yard with your wife and children Working on some stage in LA Did you stand there in shock at the site of...
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    "Where were you when the world stopped spinning, on that September day?" We lost a total of 2,977 people that were killed in New York City, Washington, DC and, Pennsylvania. Of...
    Maveric0484 Maveric0484 26-30, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I remember today as it happened 13 years ago with the sam urgency . I have been a volunteer fire fighter and am a nurse . I have family members that are fire fighters and police...
    chris121458 chris121458 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    I remember building cubby houses out of sticks and gum nuts were money for good sticks kept us entertained for hours...or talking about how the world began..sleeping on my best...
    wherethewildthingswere wherethewildthingswere 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I had my first kiss during recess, under a slide. I didn't know the boy at all! He just randomly asked me if I want to marry him and I said yes even though I didn't know what...
    californiadreamz101 californiadreamz101 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I remember this memory very vividly, despite being half asleep and 6 years old. Our family was on a week long road trip to Colorado, and my brother and I were sleeping in the...
    Maximum1397 Maximum1397 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I will remember you always, since you're gone, everything went gloomy. But I remember the wonderful woman that you are, I don't hate you. I will be here if you need to talk.
    voslung voslung 36-40, M Aug 19

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    I was a few weeks shy of my 18th birthday. He had been my best friend for over 3 years. He had recently found his girlfriend was cheating on him with his best guy friend. I don't...
    bittersweetstrawberry bittersweetstrawberry 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    remember your first kiss... how long it seemed to take before your lips met, how many times did it take in you mind to get it right ?... the space between your lips holds memories...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 26

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    My mom told me I was just a baby when this was going on. My dad worked at the World Trade Center during the time. He remembers that he was at the bottom floor of the building so...
    iAteYourCrayon iAteYourCrayon 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 28

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    Ppl who have a significant impact on my life i always remember. i remember them like something pages in a book that I've memorized. If you're one of those ppl count urself lucky...
    SadisticBitch SadisticBitch 31-35, F Sep 1

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    I was 9 years old, and in the third grade. I remember waking up for school one morning and seeing the news on and one tower already collapsed. My parents let us stay from school...
    Samareck Samareck 18-21 Sep 2

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    May the road always rise to meet you. To steal a line..... I wonder often if I've deceived myself. Either way, I hope something I've done has made your life and future better...
    toehold toehold 26-30, M Sep 5

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    For as long as i can remember I was different, even as a little kid I stood out from the crowd, I was intrested in diffrent things, listend to diffrent music, dressed weird, I was...
    klaus666 klaus666 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    I just featured my poem I wrote right after the event of the attack on the World Trade Center. With the anniversary approaching I am doing some reflecting on life. One of the...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    I was 5 when it happened don't recall a whole lot but I do remember being picked up early, and ppl glued to the TV. I got to see the NY skyline before it happened a few months...
    userabc123 userabc123 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    When I learned about what this event was, I went home and told my mom "we learned about 9/11 today. It's so awful. I didn't even know this even happened." My mom replied with "yes...
    UnderworldNymph UnderworldNymph 16-17, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    I remember I was playing in my room and the news was still running about 20 minutes after dad left for work. Mom was in the kitchen I think and she suddenly got quiet. After a...
    jxlecler jxlecler 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I think they have something to do with my depression. I don't remember much about them, my last one on the Earth plane is pretty clear. Convicted and killed in the Salem witch...
    ChanelLove12 ChanelLove12 70+, F 5 days ago

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    I was 7 and I remember being sent home early from school and watching the building burn on TV. I remember being so scared just watching it.
    Samhopexo Samhopexo 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am quite sure majority of us remember our first kiss. Yeah i do too, for me it was when i was 17...and it was in the month of april since i had my exams going on back then. It...
    alizehasif alizehasif 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I originally started writing on this website so that I had a document of everything I could remember. But now that I got that off my chest I am having flashbacks that go further...
    CleverSiri CleverSiri 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I had literally just turned 17 the previous week. Thanks to that i can remember the approximate date....but that's not important, really. I was in a room in the Music department at...
    Gauntlets28 Gauntlets28 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I can't see your face in my head. ..I can't remember you in a dream. . I've erased every file. ..I've burnt every letter......I've don't remember your words or hear your voice If...
    toehold toehold 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    I'm back people omg it's been wayyyy to long. Tell me something you remember I remember when me and my friend mark egged his nabbers car 😂 to be fare there son egged his.
    janerosetta janerosetta 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    7th grade, Junior High.....her name was Sarah. We were neighbors in a sense, she lived about 5 houses down from me. She was so beautiful, but beyond anything I could even imagine...
    ashtonn40 ashtonn40 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I remember when I used to disobey my mamaw and she'd take me into the kitchen and get a bottle of hot sauce and hot peppers. I had to drink half the bottle of hot sauce and ate 3...
    WesleyMcCool WesleyMcCool 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I thought MTV stood for music television! They should change it to RTV (reality tv) and bring back the music video only MTV....with the exception of the "remote control" game show...
    suggestedusername suggestedusername 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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