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Riding a Bicycle (12 Stories)

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Before we could drive, a bicycle was the way many of us got around. In more recent years, we may have ridden a bike for exercise, to save on the cost of gas for our cars, or just for fun. Think back … how did you learn to ride a bike? Did you teach your kids? Have you ever had a scary experience caused by a bicycle, either yours or someone else’s? Share your Riding a Bicycle stories forward. (Image courtesy of https://www.tredz.co.uk/)
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Car Trouble (13 Stories)

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Cars, even expensive ones, were not very reliable when we were growing up. Stalls, breakdowns, dead batteries, and flat tires often happened. But unlike autos today, older cars could be more easily fixed by their owners. Think back … to the cars you or your parents drove and the problems you had with them. How did you get out of trouble? How does your current computer-enhanced car behave? Would you trade it for yesterday’s simpler model? Share your Car Trouble stories forward.
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What I Own That’s Older Than I Am (14 Stories)

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Whether family heirloom, vintage keepsake, or store-bought antique, most of us are in possession of at least one special item that's been around longer than we have. What is its enduring appeal — beauty, craftsmanship, nostalgia, sentiment, the fact that it's unique? Think back...about something you have that evokes a special feeling and tell us about it. Share your What I Own That's Older Than I Am stories forward. 
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Broadcast News (12 Stories)

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Three television networks and a few trusted anchormen: likely that is how we got our news when we were growing up. While broadcast news still exists, now there are endless sources, from cable TV, to internet, to social media. Think back … what was the first news story you remember? Which newscaster did you most admire? What influence did they have on you and your peers? Share your Broadcast News stories forward.
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What’s in a Name (11 Stories)

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As Juliet tells Romeo, “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” But would it? The names we are given and which we give to our children are often imbued with meaning. Naming ceremonies exist in all cultures, and names are in and then out of fashion. Think back … Why did your parents give you the name they did? Were you named after someone, or did your name have special significance to your parents? Do you know anyone who changed their first or last name, or whose family name was changed? How did you choose the names for your children? Share your What’s in a Name stories forward.
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