I Remember When

What memories do you have... we all have something from back when... 687 People

    Days Gone By......

     I remember when the bread was delivered hot to your house, and the milkman delivered the milk and cream, when the vege man gave children some free carrots to feed the horse.   When it was safe to walk down the street after sunset and tease the older siblings with...
    c8lorraine c8lorraine
    11 Responses Aug 2, 2009

    I Remember When

    I remember when... No one knew what politically correct was. People could look at a person in a supermarket who just tripped on his own feet knocking down an entire checkout line and say "that guy is retarded" without the fear of "offending" someone's...
    godsmack666 godsmack666
    18-21, M
    10 Responses Jul 21, 2009

    When we first really met.

    I was 16, I think he was 19. I remember the girl that held his hand, and how they loved each other like crazy. She was beautiful and tough and I recall wanting to know just how she felt, being with a guy like him. Gorgeous, tough, smart, and just plain crazy. I remember how his...
    Antigani Antigani
    22-25, F
    Apr 12, 2015

    ... the meaning of words were not vague

    or one had to do a lot of explaining. Thirty years ago when I brought my first son home from the hospital, my niece looked at him and said "sick!' I replied, 'He is not sick. What made you say that?' Her response was, 'I paid him a compliment.' I wish things would return to...
    chocomint chocomint
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2015


    I remember when the days was so long they were a lifetime, small ocean to drown in everywhere, and the sense of adventure in every bush and shrub....  When animals really did talk and the trees invited you in like an old lover... eternities, eternities, eternities...
    emanon89 emanon89
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 8, 2010

    The 45 Rpm Record

    When I was about 3, I was addicted to the pacifier.  This was back in the 50's when pacifers were enlongated, made of rubber, and had a ridge around the end for holding the rest of the pacifier together.  One day, the plastic part of the pacifier broke and I was left...
    naturenanny naturenanny
    51-55, F
    15 Responses Aug 12, 2010

    People who boasted of high IQs

    and intelligence could actually spell and use grammar properly. I'm amazed these days that some believe that their alleged IQ should not also include ensuring their sentences are structured and clearly convey their intentions of their written piece, rather than what looks like...
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Oct 31, 2014

    Wonder Twins Activate

    You have to remember this cartoon. It was the best! My brother and I played it all the time and loved coming up with different things. One would be water and the other a tiger or whatever. Of course then we'd battle each other but it was still a creative way to play.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2007

    I remember in 6th grade this kid was sitting

    there all sad and my teacher asked him what was wrong. He looked up and told her how his grandpa died. I asked him "why don't you just get o'er it?" ... I still kinda feel this way about death. Yeah I think its sad but I think its a beautiful thing!
    meowkachu meowkachu
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 6, 2015

    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 separated from us. We stayed with two elderly foster parents whose names were Patricia and Charles. They took us in for 2 years on their...
    Orchards Orchards
    22-25, M
    Nov 28, 2014

    November 21, 1973 Jeffery

    and I were under a blanket in the back seat. We were pretending not to be there. Jeffery’s parents, George and Darlene, were in the front seat. They were pretending we weren’t there as well. It was a game. We were told to be very, very still and very, very quiet as...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Nov 24, 2014

    Does anyone remember

    when we were little kids and we had a crush on someone and we would say that we "like them, like them?"
    CaptnMyah15 CaptnMyah15
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 29, 2015

    When The Sea Changed

    The Webster's dictionary defines a "sea change" as a transformation, usually a major one. And that's the word to describe what happened to me. I remember when the sea changed. I remember losing all that was important to me. I remember, too, finding something important...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2012

    I remember the time

    where like in 3rd grade and under its like mandatory to give all you classmates valentine's day cards with little pictures of popular toys and kids tv shows. I sometimes still expect that.
    Deathgodsimple Deathgodsimple
    18-21, F
    Feb 13, 2016
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    2 Responses Jun 19, 2014
    Angel2345 Angel2345
    16-17, F
    Aug 27, 2014

    It was really easy to get people to see my way

    of thinking... Maybe I was just better at conveying it back then. Or maybe people and the times changed. Who knows what it was, but back then it felt like people were more willing to laugh. And they did so, once they saw my way of thinking... I used to bring them to my own...
    CarefulTreading CarefulTreading
    26-30, M
    Aug 3, 2015

    I remember going through the rocky mountains by

    athabasca falls alberta, and seeing a pack of wolves cross the road infront of us, there was a black one, a white one and two grey ones, most amazing experience of my life. i wasn't even scared, i love wolves!
    goodguybadreligion goodguybadreligion
    22-25, M
    Apr 11, 2015

    Memories Of Yesterday And Today

    Hopefully the rest of the days ahead will be just like it was today. The sun was out, clear blue skies, and a gentle wind was greatly enjoyed! (laugh) It was such a shock to receive snow on the first day of Spring and I was really wondering what was going on with...
    journalwriter journalwriter
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Apr 6, 2010

    Played Outside

    We stayed outside from dusk to dawn never caring to come home or even eat. Someone's mom would toss us some snacks and we'd just keep going. Riding our bikes all over and playing in the street and getting dirty beyond recognition. I loved to play hide n seek and tag and cops n...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Oct 27, 2007

    I remember a time that I got in trouble with my

    cousin I was 5 and she was 7 I forgot what we did tho My mom could have just whipped us with a belt but instead she pinned us one by one and made us drink a whole cup of some really spicy hot sauce And that is why I don't like hot sauce that much
    MyaA13 MyaA13
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 3, 2015

    Life Before the '80s

    The one thing not mentioned is our dads had guns in the house with amo nearby and we did not touch it or discuss it with our friends. He did not need a gun safe or trigger lock. We were taught to leave it ALONE. Period.   Those Born 1930-1979! TO ALL...
    Mammy Mammy
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2008

    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
    18-21, F
    Sep 15, 2014

    I remember a few years back.

    I went to work in one of those places where patients had been discharged but had no where to go. Elderly people. It was like a residential home. There was old man and I saw this book he had... About making friends. I don't know why but it saddened me. He must have been in his...
    synergist synergist
    26-30, F
    Sep 3, 2014


    I remember the day I began to grow up. I was five years old, in kindergarten. We were in a "recess" period or play period or something - it's kindergarten, isn't most of the day for play? But there were these little fake Lincoln Logs - hollow plastic instead of wood...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow
    31-35, F
    12 Responses Apr 16, 2008

    Mid last year... I'm on a swat call out.

    This woman messages me, we talk briefly but I had to go. After my call out that Sunday night I message her back. We talk more.... Day after day. She captured me... She still does even though we don't talk anymore. I miss you Lis...
    hunterw0lf hunterw0lf
    41-45, M
    Jun 10, 2015

    There was a great respect

    for those who were older than we were. I still maintain that respect my elders and have taught my children the same
    chocomint chocomint
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2015
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    1 Response Nov 3, 2014

    I remember how it used to be,

    when my thoughts would keep me awake, and my heart was troubled. He'd be asleep, but feel me stir, or hear me cry, and ask me why? I'd tell him I know not why, and he'd curl me into him. I'd cry some more as he drifted in and out of consciousness, until eventually I would...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Sep 1, 2015

    I remember when i was a little kid the movie

    pet cemetery scared the hell out of me. If i remember correctly it also gave me nightmares.
    PanHead1989 PanHead1989
    26-30, M
    1 Response Sep 19, 2015

    I Remember When Love Was Soo Easy

    Yeah love was never complicated for me. I remeber when it was as simple as "thats who i love and that's who I want and nothing else will do" Unfortunately as I become older I see that its not that black and white. I remeber when i loved him and only him but now that I...
    uncommonlysweet uncommonlysweet
    26-30, F
    Mar 7, 2008

    You could open a box of cereal without

    destroying the box. Today's boxes are almost paper thin and they use more glue to hold them together than they did in the 70's
    auggie1971 auggie1971
    46-50, M
    Feb 24, 2015
    MaryJay712 MaryJay712
    18-21, F
    Nov 25, 2014

    I Not That Old But I Remember When

    Snow in the winter time was fun Staying up all night with friends didn't take you two day's to recover from Hanging out was something your shirt tail did You didn't need a loan to fill up your car with gas I will add more
    ablmu65 ablmu65
    41-45, M
    29 Responses Aug 1, 2008

    ...EP was a wonderfully warm

    and friendly place. I miss all my friends and the interaction I always enjoyed with my fellow EPers. One day again, soon, I hope. Love you guys. Warm hugs and positive thoughts. :)
    deleted deleted
    5 Responses Oct 6, 2014

    Lol this is exactly how it went down

    when I was younger. My mom would go ham on my *** with a Wooden spoon or her belt or this one time she came at me with picture frame (yes a picture frame,... That's how she got down).. And I always ran for dear life.. I remember one time I keep talking back in the grocery store...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 15, 2015

    Do y'all still remember y'all first time having

    sex and how nervous y'all where?
    esme14 esme14
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 10, 2016

    I remember when I was about ten years old one

    halloween. Trick or treating with about a group of eight kids. We ring this person's doorbell, he just throws two small bags of potato chips in the air and closes the door quickly. Cheapskate! lol.....
    deleted deleted
    Oct 31, 2014

    I remember when I was never told I had an

    enjoyable personality, when nothing I said had an impact. None of my opinions mattered and my values didn't mean anything to anyone. I remember when I had to sit in the corner of my dark, desolate room at three in the morning and express my opinions to myself, slowly decaying...
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 13, 2015

    I remember when my mom found out I cut.

    . It was too painful for her to see and she cried. I lied to her. I told her she wasn't the reason why I cut. I told her I was just so angry at something. After that incident, she's been yelling at me for stuff I don't even do. She even tells me to cut even more.. I remeber when...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 14, 2014

    I remember the day 15 years ago

    when one African tried to kidnap my child in the bright day, round us a lot of people and nobody wanted to help. It was one of the worst days in my life!
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 13, 2015

    A Bag Of Candies For 25 Cents

    Getting 25 cents was a joy, when i was a kid. The corner shop on my street was selling these candies, all the colours of the rainbow. Two piece of candies for 5 cents. I was running errands for my neighbours, i had my clients. My salary was 25 cents. I was a cheerful and helpful...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Sep 29, 2012

    I was a young PFC, fresh out of MOS school,

    and going on 3 months in Oki and one day at work, an NCO was talking to another Marine, and as I was passing by he stops me and asks "Hey (says my last name) do you have any black in you?, and me being the naive clueless person that I was replied "No Sgt" with a confused look...
    143ily 143ily
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 12, 2015

    I Did It!

    I finally figured out how to add a picture to my stories. This one is a pic of my youngest with me in Provincetown. MA in about 1977!
    kbgloves1 kbgloves1
    61-65, M
    4 Responses Apr 21, 2013

    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 coordination; games like pick-up sticks, pick-up jacks, paddle ball, jump rope, and tossing horseshoes. I remember when children from poor...
    Jones47 Jones47
    61-65, M
    Sep 1, 2014

    I Remember...

    .., when I was around 9 years old, my mom took me to a free concert. It was my first concert ever and it's stuck with me my entire life. The one song I always go back to was the one I shall post here now. The chorus of it has remained a part of my heart and soul ever since, and...
    TheHiker TheHiker
    41-45, M
    4 Responses May 16, 2012
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