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Honeymoon (6 Stories)

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June is the most popular time for weddings, but at any time of year, they are usually followed by a honeymoon. Think back . . . did you take a honeymoon when you got married? Or a honeymoon-style trip with a significant other without getting married? Was it magical? Disastrous? Or just another trip? Or did you decide to stay home? Share your honeymoon stories forward.
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Honesty (2 Stories)

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Diogenes searched Athens for an honest man and couldn't find one. Can relationships today thrive without honesty? Is honesty overrated? Are white lies ever preferable to telling the absolute truth? How do you feel about honesty in politics? On social media? Between friends? With your significant other? Think back . . . how has honesty or lack of it impacted your life or those around you? Share your honesty stories forward.
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Fireworks (1 Story)

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We often associate fireworks with the Fourth of July, but at Disney parks they have them every night. Do you love them or hate them? What about metaphorical fireworks, defined as “an outburst of anger or other emotion, or a display of brilliance or energy.” Think back . . . to a memorable explosion, either literal or metaphorical. Share your fireworks stories forward.
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Beach Reads (1 Story)

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Summertime, and the reading is easy. In July, many of us turn to lighter fare and page turners for vacation or beach books. Think back… What have you enjoyed reading during the lazy, hazy days of summer? Do you have memories of favorite summer books? What are your top recommendations for the perfect beach book? What’s on your reading list for this summer? What are your kids and grandkids reading, if they still read? Share your beach reads stories forward.
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Moon Landing (2 Stories)

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A small step? A giant leap? It’s been 50 years since July 20, 1969, when the landing of the lunar module Eagle on the moon captivated our nation. What was the impact on you and others? Did you watch it? If so, who watched with you? How is this event different for a younger generation who didn’t witness it personally? Think back … about what this amazing achievement meant to you. Share your stories of the moon landing forward.
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First Dates (10 Stories)

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First dates can take many forms, from casual to formal, with outcomes from heavenly to horrible. You might have had a first date set up for you by another person, through meeting at a class or club, from a chance encounter, or more recently, online. Think back …  to your most memorable first-date experiences. Who asked whom? Where did you go? Has the experience of a first date been different at various phases of your life? How has the first date changed for your kids or grandkids? Share your first dates stories forward.
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Shopping Local (10 Stories)

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Before every town looked the same, small and locally owned stores dominated Main Street. Their numbers continue to dwindle as chain stores and internet shopping replace them. Think back… Did you have a favorite local store? What was it like? How did that experience compare with going to Walmart or shopping on Amazon? Share your shopping local stories forward.
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College Majors as Career Gaugers (11 Stories)

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As colleges finish the academic year, students take a deep breath and start to plan for next year. Think back . . . to the time when you had to declare a major. Did your choice back then have any connection to the career you ended up in, or did you take a different path? Did you wish you had majored in something else? What advice would you give to someone picking a major now? Share your college major as career gauger stories forward.
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Social Media Friendships (10 Stories)

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Facebook and social media have changed the nature of friendship. Have you acquired a circle of virtual friends? What is the impact of having friends you never see in person? Has social media improved people’s lives by giving access to more people, or is not seeing folks in the flesh or talking to them on the phone a detriment to relationships? Think back… Did you ever have a pen pal or maintain a friendship through correspondence? How is social media different from that experience? Share your social media friendship stories forward.
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PE Pleasures and Perils (9 Stories)

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Love it or hate it, we had to take physical education. Whether it was being beaned in dodge ball or picked first or last for a team, what was memorable for you? Has PE changed for your kids? Think back … tell us about your best (or worst) teachers and times in the gym. Share your story of PE pleasures and perils forward.
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