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Assassination (7 Stories)

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November 22, 1963 is a date that needs no explanation for our generation. We all remember where we were and what we were doing when we heard the news. But there have been many other assassinations in our lifetime, in this country and abroad. Think back … to an assassination that had a major impact on you, be it that of John F. Kennedy or someone else. Share your assassination stories forward.
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Changed My Life (8 Stories)

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There are people, events, and choices we make that change our lives. Think back … to a time when someone you met or something that happened changed the direction of your life. Or, what choices did you make that set you on a different path? What did you learn from changing your direction in life? Are you glad or regretful you took the step that changed your life? Share your Changed My Life stories forward.
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First Time Voting (9 Stories)

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Election Day is coming up on Tuesday, November 8th, and we all now know how important it is to vote! But many people used to think it didn’t matter, or even that it was an act of rebellion not to vote. Think back … to the first time you voted. Was it on a paper ballot or a voting machine? How old were you? Who did you vote for? Whether it was just a City Council election or something bigger, share your First Time Voting stories forward.
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From Catalogs to Amazon (5 Stories)

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Mail order shopping has been part of American culture since stagecoaches delivered goods to people in the 19th century. The 1950s and 1960s brought us catalogs displaying everything from underwear to power tools. Think back … to the favorite catalogs you and your family received. What did you order from catalogs instead of buying from brick-and-mortar stores? How does today’s online shopping compare with mail order catalogs? Share your From Catalogs to Amazon stories forward.
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Learning To Cook (9 Stories)

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Most of us can at least make breakfast, be it a boiled egg with toast or pancakes from a mix. Some of us prepare full meals as a matter of course. Think back … do you remember how you learned to cook? Did you teach yourself, or were you taught by a parent, a roommate, a partner, or in school? Have you ever taken a cooking class? Share your Learning to Cook stories forward.
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