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Moon Landing (8 Stories)

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A small step? A giant leap? It’s been 50 years since July 20, 1969, when the landing of the lunar module Eagle on the moon captivated our nation. What was the impact on you and others? Did you watch it? If so, who watched with you? How is this event different for a younger generation who didn’t witness it personally? Think back … about what this amazing achievement meant to you. Share your stories of the moon landing forward.
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Boredom (1 Story)

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July is anti-boredom month, but perhaps we could all do with a little boredom in our lives. Think back… What did you do when you felt bored as a child? What do you do now? Are you someone for whom boredom leads to creativity, or do you need to feel busy all of the time? How has the concept of boredom changed for your kids’ or grandkids’ generation? Share your boredom stories forward.
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Neighbors (1 Story)

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Neighbors can be godsends for borrowing items, or nuisances with barking dogs. What about yours? How has neighborliness changed from your childhood? Do you even know your neighbors now? Are virtual communities good replacements for a neighborhood? Think back …. about your favorite neighbor or your worst nightmare. Share your stories of neighbors forward.
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Genealogy (1 Story)

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Genealogy is all the rage these days. Whether or not they use websites like Ancestry.com or 23 and Me, lots of folks are tracking down ancestors and uncovering relationships and family ties. What are the pros and cons of the surge in DNA testing? Have you or anyone you know made a life-changing discovery or gained meaningful information this way? Think back… What did you know about your family history growing up? Share your genealogy stories forward.
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Woodstock

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50 years ago, on August 15-17, 1969, more than 400,000 people gathered at Max Yasgur's farm for the festival known as Woodstock. It is considered the rock festival for the ages, and one of the defining events for the Baby Boom generation. Did you go? Did you wish you had gone? Or did you deliberately stay away? Think back . . . what were your thoughts about Woodstock at the time? What do your kids or grandkids think about Woodstock, if they even know about it? Share your Woodstock stories forward.
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Beach Reads (10 Stories)

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Summertime, and the reading is easy. In July, many of us turn to lighter fare and page turners for vacation or beach books. Think back… What have you enjoyed reading during the lazy, hazy days of summer? Do you have memories of favorite summer books? What are your top recommendations for the perfect beach book? What’s on your reading list for this summer? What are your kids and grandkids reading, if they still read? Share your beach reads stories forward.
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Fireworks (8 Stories)

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We often associate fireworks with the Fourth of July, but at Disney parks they have them every night. Do you love them or hate them? What about metaphorical fireworks, defined as “an outburst of anger or other emotion, or a display of brilliance or energy.” Think back . . . to a memorable explosion, either literal or metaphorical. Share your fireworks stories forward.
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Honesty (12 Stories)

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Diogenes searched Athens for an honest man and couldn't find one. Can relationships today thrive without honesty? Is honesty overrated? Are white lies ever preferable to telling the absolute truth? How do you feel about honesty in politics? On social media? Between friends? With your significant other? Think back . . . how has honesty or lack of it impacted your life or those around you? Share your honesty stories forward.
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Honeymoon (7 Stories)

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June is the most popular time for weddings, but at any time of year, they are usually followed by a honeymoon. Think back . . . did you take a honeymoon when you got married? Or a honeymoon-style trip with a significant other without getting married? Was it magical? Disastrous? Or just another trip? Or did you decide to stay home? Share your honeymoon stories forward.
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First Dates (10 Stories)

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First dates can take many forms, from casual to formal, with outcomes from heavenly to horrible. You might have had a first date set up for you by another person, through meeting at a class or club, from a chance encounter, or more recently, online. Think back …  to your most memorable first-date experiences. Who asked whom? Where did you go? Has the experience of a first date been different at various phases of your life? How has the first date changed for your kids or grandkids? Share your first dates stories forward.
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