I Remember These Things

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 65 People

    1967 - Oh, The Weather Outside

    This is the City...Chicago,Illinois. The time: January, 1967 Last week of the month. The weather was in the lower to mid sixties, unusual for the Midwest. It seems like it was overnight that the weather changed to bitter cold, high winds, and SNOW. I woke up the morning of...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    Jul 15, 2013

    Waste Not, Want Not

    Most of the metropolitan cities have secondary egress via back alleys and driveways. Before the advent of the motor vehicle these were the umbilical cord of the residences they divided. The cities’ trade-people used these two passageways to provide their services. There was...
    rickdogood rickdogood
    56-60, F
    Aug 15, 2007

    About You..

    Today I heard a song and it made me think of you.. Not that i dont already think of you alot I just seems to me that when i here certain songs or someone says a certain phrase its like your here again..I never had a chance to tell you how much you truly meant to me.. When Robert...
    AuThEnTiC AuThEnTiC
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 17, 2007

    I Remember These Things

    Someone changing my pants.  Not thrilled about this.  Not impressed with the change.
    MountainMuddah MountainMuddah
    51-55, F
    May 28, 2007

    My Double

    Have you ever heard it said that everyone has a double? A twin they've never known?  Well, I had the great fortune of "meeting" mine. In 1975, on Clark A.B. in the Philippines, there lived a gal who looked exactly like me.  Not that I thought so, but a lot of...
    MountainMuddah MountainMuddah
    51-55, F
    1 Response Aug 2, 2007

    About You..

    Today I heard a song and it made me think of you.. Not that i dont already think of you alot I just seems to me that when i here certain songs or someone says a certain phrase its like your here again..I never had a chance to tell you how much you truly meant to me.. When Robert...
    AuThEnTiC AuThEnTiC
    18-21, F
    Nov 17, 2007

    Selling Pop Bottles

      I was telling her, that when I was her age. We could go around collecting pop bottles and sell them back to the Groc. Stores. That had excited her. I neglected to mention pop bottles where different back then. She came in one day with a Bag Full for plastic soda bottles...
    mommatrish mommatrish
    46-50, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2007

    I remember that moment years ago.

    I will never forget it. I remember when I did those things, and the memories will never leave me. I remember a lot of things.
    emipurple emipurple
    18-21, F
    Jan 4, 2014

    Do you ever go through old stuff

    and see things from or with someone you no longer talk to? I just went through my pictures on my iPod and saw funny screenshots with my Ex. He was a terrible boyfriend but he was a good person. Sometimes I wish I could talk to him. Not because I miss him, more of a hows...
    ChocolateCloud ChocolateCloud
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2015

    Intermidiate School Were Sometimes U Get Threated

    i once dreamed that i was in my intermediate school and entered to my new class and met this boy who seems to hate me for no reason and telling me things so i stood up from my chair and i fought him in front of everyone then out of nowhere i used karate and close of hitting him...
    libraharmony libraharmony
    13-15
    Jul 29, 2009

    I Remember

    I remember when families set around the table for supper and shared their day.  I remember when gas was not so high.  I remember when they first started selling water in the bottle and my grandfather said he would never pay for a bottled water.  I remember when...
    rondat rondat
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Dec 28, 2007

    1974

    If I could, I would erase this entire year and its events from being. I was nineteen that cold January.In March, I was laid off because the company was going out of business, I was out of work two weeks, and, the first of April, I landed a job at Bankers Life and Casualty...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2013

    Good, Bad, And Indifferent

    I remember being babysat for by Grandma. I recall peeing my pants at the age of three in front of Mom and getting spanked for it; kintergarden and allowed to come home alone by myself; first grade and being punished for something I didn't do - my Mom went to see the principal...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    1 Response Mar 18, 2013

    Let's See If I Show My Age

      I don't consider myself as old my no means. When sharing stories of my youth it seems like centries ago, the again like yesterday. I had a large family so we all pitched in and had chores. I REMEMBER at 8yrs old washing dishes. I had to pull a chair up to the sink to do it...
    mommatrish mommatrish
    46-50, F
    Mar 12, 2008

    I Remember

    I remember summer vacations that lasted forever, remember being kicked out of the house until suppertime. I remember walking the mile or so to my local library and staying there all day.I remember when summer meant endless days filled with nothing at all.  School was a memory...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Jul 16, 2012

    I Remember These Things

    Looking at a book and wondering if "words" are the whole jumble or if each space contains a word.  Wanting to know.  Trying to figure it out.
    MountainMuddah MountainMuddah
    51-55, F
    May 28, 2007

    Kangaroo

    I had been working for BL&C about a year when the department manager called a special Saturday-morning work detail; the File Department was shorthanded and behind in filing. I left the house before dawn on that morning, caught the first bus on the route, and joined the others in...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    Mar 27, 2013

    I Remember These Things

    I remember being pushed up to a big table.  Seeing big bottles.  What I now know as ketchup, a vinegar bottle....a sugar bowl?  Big heads....People eating....I'm not.  What to make of this?  Don't know.  Glad to be with the family.
    MountainMuddah MountainMuddah
    51-55, F
    May 28, 2007

    1967 - F-5 Tornadoes

    After the blizzard of 1967, we welcomed an early, warm spring. But we were in for a RUDE shock. Late April, 1967, was unusually warm. The windows in public schools were wide open to cool the hot teachers and suffering students. There had been weather warnings out for...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    Jul 15, 2013
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