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    I Told Him Not To Make Me Cry

    He came in from lunch, tears in his eyes, very angry. His little face all scrunched up. They all know to get the most out of me, they need to calm down before they tell me what's wrong. So he held my hand, tightly, never once letting go despite running the gauntlet of trying to...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 9 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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    A Man With A White Cane

    I came across this man a few weeks ago. I was on my way to work, when I saw him on the street. He was blind. And obviously lost, trying to find the way, using his white cane. I stopped and asked if he needed any help. He didn’t reply. I thought that perhaps he didn’t hear me...
    touchOFspring touchOFspring 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2011

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    Leaning Man

    My husband and I just recently moved to a new neighborhood. We had both lived in midtown for the past decade. It doesn't really matter what city, midtown says enough, it seems. The big old turn of the century houses with the porches that went on for days. We moved into a...
    unobserver unobserver 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 17, 2011

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    Bus Stop

    There was a man at the bus stop.Why was I there?Why didn't I take the trainto the capitalor maybe a plane?There was that man in ragsand he was raging.I sat near a windowof the crammed minibusand saw him, and sawthat he saw me,a rich westerner.I had money somewherehidden in the...
    moreandless moreandless 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 21, 2011

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    The Dancer

    this was many many years ago ..when i was nursing school ...rotation was the order of the day ....we rotated into a nursing home ..and i at that time i didn't know much about anything ...well we were to shadow other RN's there were only a handful of us ....but the things i saw...
    goodseemore goodseemore 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    Kai Pt.2

    Kai made me cry today. Of all the kids in my class, he's the only one that I could never ask about his mum. It was only until a month or so ago I actually found out part of the story.Before Kai came along, his mum was a drug addict. When he was 3 her addiction was so severe, she...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 4, 2011

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    Mum

    Mum came over to England when she was eight. My Grand-dad was already here, he'd come over a year early to set up house and establish himself in his job. My Gran eventually followed, with my Mum and Aunt, on a three week boat trip from Cyprus.They lived in  Greek community, a...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 16, 2011

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    If You've Never Left Walmart Feeling Blessed...pay Attention

    This is a little something I shared on another site a few months ago :) I strolled past the craft department and noticed a man standing in front of the silk flowers. In my mind, I already knew what he was doing. In an instant, I thought, he must be taking flowers to his mother...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 20, 2011

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    A Lady at the gym...with update in comments.... It wasn't pretty..... :(

    I don't have an awful lot of pet peeves for parents but this is definitely one of my all time top 10.....Mom's should NEVER...EVER...EVERRR compete woth their teenage daughters. Not if they ever want to have a relationship with em.  I am leaning this up close and in person with...
    sierra33 sierra33 31-35, F 26 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    Devika

    I guess she's on my mind. The tiny little 8yr old who always asks in case she offends or does the wrong thing. She's so bright and funny and an awesome dancer. If there's ever a chance for her to dance, she'll be the first one to show us what she's got. Unfortunately, this...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2010

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    I Used To Have A Father

    i was touched by  dixie from dixieland really deep i thought i could share that story of my dad, a dad who teached me whats life after his death,i always felt like i had a weak dad..so kind that he defend those who hurt him.."never judge my son" he used to say...and i did,i...
    munshy munshy 22-25, M Oct 29, 2010

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    The Light Of His Soul Shines Through His Eyes

    A lot of this is through memory, and as much as I can remember bits and pieces, it's not in the fullest detail as it was told. Whatever, or whoever writes about him, won't ever do the story justice.If you scratch the surface of any person, there's always a tinge of sadness about...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 41 Responses Jan 12, 2011

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    The Fat Guy

    I spent four days in a training class on a very dry, boring subject. The instructor was a man in his 40's, who weighed about 400 pounds. He is one of the most remarkable people I've ever met. On the first day, he broke the ice by referring to himself as "the fat guy" in...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 24, 2010

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    Kai

    Kai is my favourite pupil. I know I'm not meant to have favourites, but he's mine. Kai's a little special. Lives in his own little world. I love watching him do his work and interacting with the rest of the class. There's nothing nasty or mean about Kai. He's everyone's friend...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2010

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    We All Have Tales To Tell

    That old man, face weather-beaten, living in a cardboard box, fingerless gloves dressed in rags shivering in the cold brisk air has a story to tell. So does the girl who has tons of make-up piled on smeared by tears at the Greyhound bus station who can't be more than fifteen in...
    DieKatzeSchreibt DieKatzeSchreibt 41-45 Aug 13, 2011

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    I spend a lot of my time thinking about people I know, wondering if they're ok and stuff like that. But I don't think anyone really cares about me. I'm trying to find proof that...
    pinkishdolphin pinkishdolphin 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Love for people to send me detailed stories of what they would like to do to my wife
    stokeystoke81 stokeystoke81 31-35, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Disclaimer *NOTICE* The following is purely fictional intended to reverse the cultural idea that evil is the bees knees and wins in the end. The following is a compilation of eye...
    AmericanKnight AmericanKnight 18-21, M Feb 4

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    February 16, 1983 Brush fires rage across South Australia on this day in 1983, burning thousands of acres, killing 75 people and injuring another 800. There were 24 major fires...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M Feb 16

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    February 6, 1958 On this day in 1958, a British European Airways flight crashes just after takeoff from the Munich Airport. Twenty-three people died in the crash, including eight...
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    The man I was. I was a man that keep his feelings inside. A man that was afraid of how others would view the feelings I have. As a man we are taught from an early age to be tough...
    Hm3454 Hm3454 41-45, M 4 Responses Feb 7

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    Indication of new phase 331). 23rd January, 1979. Tuesday, Place: Ghatshila . Early morning dream: The news came to me that Jibankrishna had come. It was morning...
    Dipakda Dipakda 70+, M Feb 8

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    February 21, 1972 President Richard M. Nixon arrives in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, on the first presidential visit to the world's most populous...
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    I'm generally seen as a guy that doesn't give two darns about your feelings, I can be blunt, offensive, and generally I seem like a mean person. The thing is though, once people...
    QuilltonX QuilltonX 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Stability of mass austerity 334). 1st February, 1979. Thursday. Late night dream: I had gone to the residence of Sri Sushil Bandyopadhyaya, an old devotee of...
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    February 27, 1980 After watching it utterly dominate the musical landscape of the late 1970s, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences gave disco their stamp of...
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    some say i care too much... but i dont listen i care about the ones who bully me and the ones who lie on my name only because.... they need care.
    kissmebabe15 kissmebabe15 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    One of my wildest fantasy is having a wet girl on girl sex with a friend of mine. She's so sexy. The thought of that is already making me dripping wet. Gosh
    jazybae jazybae 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    January 28, 1985 The special instruction Quincy Jones sent out to the several dozen pop stars invited to participate in the recording of "We Are the World" was this: "Check your...
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    January 29, 1936 On this day in 1936, in Cooperstown, New York, the baseball Hall of Fame announces the election of five charter members: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner...
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    January 30, Andrew Jackson narrowly escapes assassination, 1835 FDR is born, 1882 The Lone Ranger debuts on Detroit radio, 1933 Dan Jansen skates world-record 500 meters...
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    January 31, 1865 House passes the 13 th Amendment 1950 Truman announces development of H-bomb 1971 Apollo 14 departs for the moon 1990 First McDonald's opens...
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    February 1 1902 - Clark Gable, American film actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Gone With the Wind) 1901 - Langston Hughes, African-American poet -
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    February 3, 1959 On this day in 1959, rising American rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson are killed when their chartered Beechcraft...
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    February 5, 1989 On this day in 1989, in an important move signaling the close of the nearly decade-long Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan, the last Russian troops...
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    February 9, 1971 On this day in 1971, pitcher Leroy "Satchel" Paige becomes the first Negro League veteran to be nominated for the baseball Hall of Fame. In August of that year...
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    February 11, 1990 Nelson Mandela, leader of the movement to end South African apartheid, is released from prison after 27 years on February 11, 1990. Mandela spent the first 18...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M Feb 11

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    February 12, 2008 On this day in 2008, in an attempt to cut costs, struggling auto giant General Motors (GM) offers buyouts to all 74,000 of its hourly employees in the U.S...
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    February 13, 1998 Austrian ski racer Hermann Maier" makes one of the most dramatic crashes in skiing history when he catapults 30 feet in the air, lands on his helmet and rams...
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    February 14, 1929 Sir Alexander Fleming was a young bacteriologist when an accidental discovery led to one of the great developments of modern medicine on this day in 1929...
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    February 18, 1929 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces the winners of the first Academy Awards on this day in 1929. It was a far cry from the suspense...
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    February 19, 1945 On this day, Operation Detachment, the U.S. Marines' invasion of Iwo Jima, is launched. Iwo Jima was a barren Pacific island guarded by Japanese artillery...
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    February 20, 2003 The most famous contract rider in rock-and-roll history may be the one Van Halen used that stipulated that "There will be no brown M&M's in the backstage area...
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    February 23, 1954 On this day in 1954, a group of children from Arsenal Elementary School in Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania, receive the first injections of the new polio vaccine...
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    February 25, 1938 American drive-in movie theaters experienced their golden era during the 1950s, but some Floridians were watching movies under the stars in their cars even...
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    February 26, 1929 On this day in history in 1929, in one of his final acts as president, Calvin Coolidge dedicates acreage in the Grand Teton mountain range as a national park...
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    I absolutely despise bullies - whether online or physical. Because of bullies, I fell into a dark, dark place and I will not let my sister go through the same thing.
    Protonyx Protonyx 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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