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Lessons (12 Stories)

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We've spent our lives learning lessons, not always by choice. Think back ... to music lessons, art lessons, dance lessons, language lessons, sports or martial arts. Was there a teacher you particularly remember? Did you practice? Did you perform? Or are there lessons you learned from life that you'd like to pass on? Share your lessons forward.
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Immigrants

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Statue of LibertyFor a nation of immigrants, we seem strangely ambivalent about new ones. Each generation and ethnicity is distrusted when it arrives, only to assimilate in time to distrust the next. Baby boomers, think back ... how did your family get here? How did it become American? Did you or your ancestors encounter prejudice? How do you view today's immigrants? On this Independence Day, share your immigration stories forward.
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Concerts

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Jefferson Airplane 1967In a recent Facebook meme, people listed ten bands or musicians and asked their friends to guess which one they hadn't seen live. It seemed like there was a story behind every concert. So this week, baby boomers, think back ... to a concert you'll never forget. When was it and who performed? With whom did you go? Why was it memorable? Share your concert stories forward.
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Camp (4 Stories)

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Summer camp—often a child's first extended stay away from home —can leave an indelible imprint on all who attend. Think back ... If you went, where and with whom? What activities did you love and hate? Were you homesick? How did it change you? Or, tell a story about sending your kids to camp, or about going camping. Share your camp stories forward.
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Summer of Love

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Hippie girlThe 50th anniversary of the fabled Summer of Love is being marked by TV specials and museum exhibits. Think back ... did you go to San Francisco? Wear flowers in your hair? Embrace hippie wardrobe, lifestyle, or values? Where were you in 1967? Did you, that year or any year, experience your own summer of love? Share your Summer of Love stories forward.
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The Beach (7 Stories)

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Exuma Sand BarSummer, which begins this week, is almost synonymous with days (or weeks) at the beach. Think back ... what's your earliest beach memory? What were your favorite beach activities? Which beaches stand out in your mind? If you could choose just one beach to go back to, which would it be? Share your beach memories forward.
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Father’s Day (11 Stories)

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Father Knows BestThe father's role has changed dramatically over the course of our lifetimes, from absent breadwinner to involved co-parent. Still, every family (and father) is different in its own way. Think back ... What was your father's role? What are your memories? What are your regrets? How did you (or your partner) approach fatherhood? Did father really know best? Share your Father's Day stories forward.
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Graduation Advice (3 Stories)

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The GraduateGive back. Serve humanity. Make the world a better place. Generic graduation advice doesn't seem to cut it anymore. Think back ... If you could speak at your own graduation, knowing what you know now, what would you tell yourself and your classmates? Or, what advice would you give to graduates today? Maybe it's a whole speech, or maybe just one word ... plastics? Share your graduation advice forward.
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War & Remembrance (11 Stories)

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US Vietnam Veterans MemorialWe were conceived after World War II, born during Korea, and came of age during Vietnam. Baby boomers, think back ... did you serve? Did you resist? Were you eligible for the draft? How do you remember those who sacrificed for our country? What do you think is worth dying for? America has been involved in many wars during our lifetime. Are you worried about another? Share your Memorial Day stories forward.
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Travel (14 Stories)

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Travel, they say, is broadening— and not just for the waistline. Think back ... to a key travel experience in your life. A semester abroad? Bumming around Europe after college? A trek through Nepal? Or a journey within your own mind? How did it affect you? Did it change your life? Share your travel stories forward.
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