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murfj
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16 years, 10 months ago
Last weekend my wife and I drove up to Brookings, South Dakota for a family reunion. We had some time to kill so we drove over to see the townhouse where I had lived from 1985 through 1989 (my 3rd grade through 6th grade years). We parked in front of the building and I just couldn't believe the feeling I had.... the place hadn't changed at all (besides a different paint color on the front door)- I just stared for a long time, I could so clearly picture the memories of my friends and I jumping our bikes off of ramps we built with scrap wood there on the front sidewalks while blasting Bon Jovi, Europe, and Def Leppard on our battery powered boom boxes, playing with our transformers out there in the front yard, my friend from next door coming over every morning to watch our great TV lineup of G.I. Joe, Transformers, reruns of Dukes of Hazzard and CHIPS.... The cluster of mailboxes for our building were down by the street just as they were then- and the mailbox that was ours- number 7- still had scratches on it from the time in the 2nd winter we lived there where it was frozen shut and I pounded on it with a hammer thinking that would help to get it open. :-)
It was quite a bittersweet moment... it was amazing to have all of those great memories, to think of how it was, how perfect life seemed in that little neighborhood back then- but yet then seeing how the neighborhood appears now- quiet, more serious, and of course how my own life is more serious, full of adult responsibilities.... oh I wish I could go back and just relive one of those summers again.

Have any of you had a similar experience recently?
    nippythefish
    2694 Posts
    16 years, 10 months ago
    NOW I HAVE. :shock: You just initiated it.
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      Edymnion
      2304 Posts
      16 years, 10 months ago
      Congratulations.
      A good sign of maturity is when you realize the old addage is true.
      You can't go home again.

      No matter how close you can get, things will always be differant, you will never quite be able to recapture what you've lost.

      And you know, thats okay.
      Life is for living, and while its okay to look back and remember something fondly, its folly to try and live in the past.

      Take time to remember your past. Relive bits and pieces of it from time to time, but always remember that life is all about what is ahead of you, not what is behind.

        murfj
        36 Posts
        16 years, 10 months ago
        That's so very true, Edymnion. I guess so many memories came back at that moment, I just had a moment of wishful thinking, that I could fall asleep and relive one of those summers. :-) But no doubt, there's no going back- it's just fun to have those memories, to see the places that invoke so many of those memories.... and for that I must say it was a very good weekend.
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          Magus
          169 Posts
          10 years, 8 months ago
          Edymnion
          Congratulations.
          A good sign of maturity is when you realize the old addage is true.
          You can't go home again.

          No matter how close you can get, things will always be differant, you will never quite be able to recapture what you've lost.

          And you know, thats okay.
          Life is for living, and while its okay to look back and remember something fondly, its folly to try and live in the past.

          Take time to remember your past. Relive bits and pieces of it from time to time, but always remember that life is all about what is ahead of you, not what is behind.


          This might be the best bit of advice I have heard about remembering your youth. Sometimes it is just to easy to think fondly of the past, and poorly of the present.
          I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or process
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            CleverHans
            782 Posts
            10 years, 8 months ago
            I dont think that guy is a true 80's kid.
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              Dyzfunk7ional
              4048 Posts
              10 years, 8 months ago
              This has to be one of the best necrobumps ever.
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                CleverHans
                782 Posts
                10 years, 8 months ago
                2005 seems to be a popular year for necrobumping lately.
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                  CleverHans
                  782 Posts
                  10 years, 8 months ago
                  Totally unrelated to this thread, see Edy's avatar up there? The Thundercats logo? He made that himself, pixel by pixel. He absolutely loves it when you use it as your own on this and other forums. Show him you appreciate his awesome work.
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                    Dyzfunk7ional
                    4048 Posts
                    10 years, 8 months ago
                    2005 necrobumps/aspies/pokemon/thesis writers...

                    Lets toast and do Polka dance.
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                      CleverHans
                      782 Posts
                      10 years, 8 months ago
                      Cheers mate. If you excuse me, I have to go masturbate into a pokeball. Later.
                        System
                        79987 Posts
                        10 years, 8 months ago
                        CleverHans
                        Totally unrelated to this thread, see Edy's avatar up there? The Thundercats logo? He made that himself, pixel by pixel. He absolutely loves it when you use it as your own on this and other forums. Show him you appreciate his awesome work.


                        I heard that Edy also likes to draw pedophiliac erotica. If you can find him, ask him for a commission.
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                          CleverHans
                          782 Posts
                          10 years, 8 months ago
                          DebrisStorm
                          CleverHans
                          Totally unrelated to this thread, see Edy's avatar up there? The Thundercats logo? He made that himself, pixel by pixel. He absolutely loves it when you use it as your own on this and other forums. Show him you appreciate his awesome work.


                          I heard that Edy also likes to draw pedophiliac erotica. If you can find him, ask him for a commission.


                          He's an extremely well rounded individual.
                            System
                            79987 Posts
                            10 years, 8 months ago
                            CleverHans
                            DebrisStorm
                            CleverHans
                            Totally unrelated to this thread, see Edy's avatar up there? The Thundercats logo? He made that himself, pixel by pixel. He absolutely loves it when you use it as your own on this and other forums. Show him you appreciate his awesome work.


                            I heard that Edy also likes to draw pedophiliac erotica. If you can find him, ask him for a commission.


                            He's an extremely well rounded individual.


                            And I heard he had an ad in a Christian personals.
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                              CleverHans
                              782 Posts
                              10 years, 8 months ago
                              I believe he did. Luckily, his extremely specific username makes googling a breeze.
                                System
                                79987 Posts
                                10 years, 8 months ago
                                CleverHans
                                I believe he did. Luckily, his extremely specific username makes googling a breeze.


                                He's gonna woo some lucky Christian girl, with his amazing art doodlings.
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                                  CleverHans
                                  782 Posts
                                  10 years, 8 months ago
                                  Oh, he was a 30 year old virgin as well. Yep. Nothing strange about him at all. Guess that's why he was a mod.
                                    System
                                    79987 Posts
                                    10 years, 8 months ago
                                    CleverHans
                                    Oh, he was a 30 year old virgin as well. Yep. Nothing strange about him at all. Guess that's why he was a mod.


                                    95% of the board are virgins.
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                                      CleverHans
                                      782 Posts
                                      10 years, 8 months ago
                                      I touched a vagina once.
                                        murfj
                                        36 Posts
                                        10 years, 7 months ago
                                        Wow, how time flies- now I am having a nostalgic moment remembering the time back when I started this thread in 2005! :) I lived in a different state now, I miss the great job I had then (I was at my desk at work when posting that).
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