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Quiz and Game Shows (2 Stories)

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Quiz shows are tests of knowledge, while game shows involve a combination of chance and skill. You Bet Your Life and What’s My Line? were staples in the ‘50s, while the ‘60s brought Password, The Match Game, and many others. Think back … what quiz or game shows did you watch as a child? As an adult? Did you ever try to become a contestant, or know anyone else who did? Do you still watch any of these shows? Share your quiz and game shows stories forward.
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Can’t Leave Home Without It (4 Stories)

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As young children, we might never have left the house without our "blankie" or favorite toy. Now, keys and cell phones accompany just about all of us as we step out the door. Some people carry heavy purses or suitcases, while others travel light. Perhaps your packing list has grown as you’ve aged, or been trimmed down because of the pandemic. Think back … What couldn’t you do without while away from home? Was there a time when you forgot an essential thing and had to make do? What must you have now? Share your Can’t Leave Home Without It stories forward.
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Guns Then and Now (1 Story)

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On this 4th of July weekend, some people may celebrate with guns instead of fireworks. When we were kids we saw people shooting each other on TV and in movies all the time, but didn't give it much thought. While guns have always been part of our culture, mass shootings in recent years have made gun control a major issue. Think back … Did you learn to shoot a gun when you were young? Did you know people who had guns for hunting or for protection? Has your perception of guns changed over the years? Share your Guns Then and Now stories forward.
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Family Trips (3 Stories)

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Come summer, when school is out and the pace of life slows down, many families decide to pack up the car or the RV and take a trip. Some may make a tour of national parks or Civil War battlegrounds, while the more adventurous may get on a plane for a family journey overseas. Think back … did you take any memorable family trips as a child? Or later with your own children? What were the high or low points? Share your Family Trips stories forward.
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