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Dating (13 Stories)

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Most of us baby boomers remember dating in the ‘60s, and some of us, whether still single or newly single, have also dated in the age of the Internet via sites like match.com. Lots of changes in dating norms and expectations over the decades, but some things never change: Cosmopolitan Magazine still offers dos and don’ts of dating! Think back … about a memorable date, or dating in general. Share your Dating stories forward.
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That Summer (12 Stories)

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It’s the beginning of August, exactly halfway between the Summer Solstice and the Fall Equinox. Think back … to a significant and/or memorable summer of your life, whether as a child or adult. Maybe it was time spent at summer camp, or an exotic trip, a summer job that was fabulous or terrible, or even just being lazy at home. What happened that summer, and how did it affect you? Share your That Summer stories forward.
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State or County Fair (10 Stories)

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Red ribbons, carnival rides, pigs and sheep, peach pies—state and county fairs are quintessentially American events for family fun in the summer. Whether in urban or rural places, fairs are venues for competitions, concerts, and cotton candy. Think back … did you visit a state or county fair with your parents, or your kids? Did you take part in an exhibit or contest? Are these fairs still fun, or are they relics of the past? Share your State or County Fair stories forward.
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Hobbies (10 Stories)

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In the 1950s, to occupy all of us baby boomers, the hobby industry boomed with a proliferation of kits. Paint-by-numbers; model airplanes, cars, trains, and boats; beading and weaving; stamp and coin collecting; paper dolls … most of us had hobbies. Think back ... What role did hobbies play in your free time? How did they affect your adult life? Share your Hobbies stories forward.
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Anniversaries (11 Stories)

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Although the word is usually associated with marriage, there are many different anniversaries we commemorate every year. It may be the date you retired or accomplished something important or lost someone you loved. Think back … to those special dates on your calendar. What memories do they hold? How do you mark these anniversaries? Share your anniversaries stories forward.
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