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I Was Born In California

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    Artesia

    We lived in Paramount (on a turkey ranch no less) I was born in Artesia because Paramount didn't have a hospital.  We moved to Long Beach when I was 5.  Between the ages of 5 and 30 I never lived farther than 5 miles from the beach.  Spending almost all of my...
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1 56-60, M Feb 1, 2010

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    I was born in Glendale,

    California. Moved to Crescenta Valley at 6 months, and stayed in the area for over 40 years.
    Wttozer Wttozer 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 5, 2015

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    Cali-forn-i-a

    I WAS BORN IN PARAMOUNT CALIFORNIA IN 1993. AND IT WAS REALLY TOUGH GROWING UP. I GREW UP IN COMPTON MY FIRST 8YRS. THEN I MOVED TO NEW JERSEY. SPEND A COUPLE OF YEARS HERE. AND FINALLY MOVED BACK TO BELLFLOWER THEN BACK TO MY HOMETOWN OF PARAMOUNT. NOW I LIVE IN NEW JERESY AGAIN...
    JBecerra JBecerra 18-21, M Jan 13, 2011

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    Yep That's Right California

    Porterville California to be exact, and they left there soon as i was born we came to cave junction oregon when i was 5.not much to tell.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 27, 2010

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    Damn how I miss my home town can wait to go

    back soon hopefully in the summer ughhhhh can't wait!!!!!
    MermaidUnderneath MermaidUnderneath 18-21, F Jan 1, 2015

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    eman2012 eman2012 31-35, M Sep 10, 2015

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    Not Much to Say...

    I was born in California, and raised there, and at the time of this posting, still live there.  We are considering moving to Texas though, since its cheaper.  You have to be a freakin millionaire to afford California living these days!  Especially in Santa Barbara...
    Twinsmom4 Twinsmom4 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2008

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    Yup It's Where I Started From..

    I was born in Southern California, but when I was still an Infant my parents decided to uproot and move on up to Oregon, where I was raised in a small town.   I did get to spend some time in Cali growing up, we had family in a few places down there and I always enjoyed...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 7 Responses Jun 23, 2009

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    Cali Girl

    I was born in San Jose but I don't really remember living there. My parents split up when I was only a few years old.
    jessicalynn88 jessicalynn88 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    Glendale

    I was born in Glendale but was moved to Oklahoma, of all places, when i was a mere 3 weeks old. I thank my parents for letting me be a native Californian though!!
    dreammergirl dreammergirl 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 14, 2011

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    Which I constantly get made fun of for.

    But oh well I just wanna go back someday.
    toriaaaaa toriaaaaa 13-15, F Jul 3, 2014

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    hailyscomet hailyscomet 31-35, F Sep 10, 2015

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    luvps luvps 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 7, 2015

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    Actually December is one of my favorite months. I was born on December 22nd. :))
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    Everything was perfect like a fairy tale, but the nightmare was born. I remember that suddenly became very bright white and I have lost a significant part of my memory in my mind...
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    I'm in love with Madonna, Backstreet boys, Britney Spears, Bobby Brown,Sugar Ray and even the Spice Girls!!!!!!!!!!!! but get this, I WASNT EVEN BORN IN THE 90'S I was born in the...
    HeySafaaJust HeySafaaJust 16-17, F a week ago

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    I'm so late but December 14th
    SpecialKndofOrdinary SpecialKndofOrdinary 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It's not natural for us to live our lives alone but I think those who are truly alone are certainly the minority worldwide If I find someone along the way that truly deserves my...
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    Born on New Years day, so nobody ever remembers that it's my birthday :(
    Syntagram Syntagram 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Today's my birthday , the waters 38 degrees but no surfing today in Maine because of the iceberg watch lol
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    I was born in a family with the strangest gifts, 'abilities." My first experience was feeling things in my room that I couldn't physically see. Then images like still photo graphs...
    indigoivy indigoivy 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    I like 80s cars, 70-80s music, 1800s America, and the simple ways of life back then. I have a 1928 tommy gun airsoft gun, a 1982 firebird, and a room decorated with 1980s furniture...
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    born 1999 idk if that counts
    LonelyGuy450 LonelyGuy450 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Born in 91 ....grew up in a house with sisters who listened to the spice girls ...steps...s-club7 and Celine Dion and mariah Carey ....I hated all that music ...I had my hey Arnold...
    Thewatercolourgarden Thewatercolourgarden 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Born in 91 ....grew up in a house with sisters who listened to the spice girls ...steps...s-club7 and Celine Dion and mariah Carey ....I hated all that music ...I had my hey Arnold...
    Thewatercolourgarden Thewatercolourgarden 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 27

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    AsrielAsItGets AsrielAsItGets 26-30, F Jan 26

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    I myself live in a sort of moral, old fashioned hold. I have an old soul, and feel as though I should have lived in the 1950's - 1960's. It's a natural value of that culture...
    RosenFlight RosenFlight 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    sometimes I wish I was born American. I'm trapped in between two worlds, I can't go back as I feel lost, I can't stay here as I don't belong. I hate my skin, I hate my life.
    LoneWarrior94 LoneWarrior94 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 25

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    I wish I was never born at all so I could avoid the trouble of life.
    hellokitty206 hellokitty206 22-25 1 Response Jan 24

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    If you are having sex and you are not married....it's not called dating, it's called fornication!!!
    joyevaa joyevaa 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I'm too scared to transition. I feel like I'm gonna waste my life being someone I'm not but I'm too much of a wimp to do anything about it.
    DontYouForgetAboutMe1 DontYouForgetAboutMe1 18-21, T 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I believe that I can find who was born in April 5 here! anyone? still can't find!? bad! why It's so hard to find!
    kimlys kimlys 18-21, F Jan 23

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    Something about the Victorian era... I absolutely love the look of the clothing, the advertising, the mannerisms, the chivalry and all the trappings of horses and carriages, etc...
    Likewise2 Likewise2 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 22

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    Lol;)
    Treasure7 Treasure7 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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    Well, I have thought about living in a different time and then I start remembering history and remember how much stricter things were. Even when I was in high school in the mid...
    boldtimer boldtimer 66-70, M Jan 19

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    What if we werent What if all in this group Are just aware of wrongs Like dominance And greed And lack of quality And when we feel born in error Its actually...
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Jan 17

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    I was so young it took me awhile to become fully borned
    yukongoldpotato yukongoldpotato 18-21, F 2 Responses