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What Do You Remember?

What experiences can you recall?

Remembering

Remembering


Do you remember skipping rocks?

Climbing hills and looking back?

Toasting marshmallows and eating even the burned ones?

A warm fire on a chilly night before crawling in a sleeping bag?

Your first silly argument with someone you loved?

Praise from an unexpected source?

A seed you planted finally showing its thanks?

Your mother’s face when you returned home after an absence?

Your dad’s handshake or hug for a job well done?

Your first toy boat and first ride in a real one?

How awkward you felt learning to dance?

How you used to think about the opposite sex?

Trying hard to paint something “really good”?

What it felt like to get the first letter addressed to you?

How you used to wonder about God?

How much dirt could come off when you really needed a bath?

A favorite bicycle, pair of shoes, shirt or blouse?

When someone close to you actually died?

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What it felt like to be famished and hear “Supper’s ready!”?

Sharing a special birthday or Christmas Day?

Watching glorious clouds drift in a warm summer sky?

Seeing real snow atop a real mountain for the first time?

Seeing a favorite flower and smelling it again?

Trusting someone else who was really trustworthy?

Sharing a funny secret with a close friend?

Finding a treasure that still has meaning to you?

Writing words that caused a reader to think?

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Comments

Demas W Jasper (author) from Today's America and The World Beyond on October 19, 2012:

Here it is again! Imagine the happiest period in your life (so far) and think about the elements which made it so happy. It just might make you happier today, too!

Demas W Jasper (author) from Today's America and The World Beyond on June 21, 2012:

raciniwa: I think we mostly write based on memories, and thoughts aroused by memories. Yours are great and I enjoy them.

raciniwa from Talisay City, Cebu on June 21, 2012:

all the good memories i have are found in my poetry and the comments i made in marvelous poems as this one...

Demas W Jasper (author) from Today's America and The World Beyond on May 30, 2012:

picklesandrufus: I know you have had the last remembrance, and I have told you so many times.

Demas W Jasper (author) from Today's America and The World Beyond on May 30, 2012:

kenneth avery: I didn't give you the thoughts. They were already there, but just needed to be tickled. You are right. Puppy love is nice, and puppy jealousy showed how immature we were back then. How long either lasted would be another memory or two.

picklesandrufus from Virginia Beach, Va on May 29, 2012:

My mind flooded with memories. I think I have experienced every one of these life experiences. Thanks for a blast from the past!!

Kenneth Avery from Hamilton, Alabama on May 29, 2012:

Fantastic trip down "hub memory lane." Loved every word. And you touched a lot of my personal memories. Or what about the first time you felt jealousy toward "that" one girl who you fell in love with? You gave me some great thoughts with this hub.

Kenneth

Demas W Jasper (author) from Today's America and The World Beyond on May 27, 2012:

Deborah Brooks: How about the first time a boy gave you a corsage, the first kiss that made you wish there was a wall for support, or a time you got sent (or called) to the prinipal's office? I like the new profile's smile.

Demas W Jasper (author) from Today's America and The World Beyond on May 27, 2012:

dahoglund: How about remembering the first time you played hop scotch, got a safe hit in a ball game, or misspelled in the class spelling bee? (No spell checker then, except the teacher.)

Demas W Jasper (author) from Today's America and The World Beyond on May 27, 2012:

Gypsy Rose Lee: I bet you don't need the black seal ring any more, and that it wouldn't accomodate you now, even if you did. ;o)

Demas W Jasper (author) from Today's America and The World Beyond on May 27, 2012:

wetnosedogs: It is my belief that you will see that same smile on her face the next time you see her, and have the same "huggiest hug" after this life, too. Good memory to have. Make her proud of you.

Deborah Brooks Langford from Brownsville,TX on May 27, 2012:

What a wonderful poem full of memories I can relate. Love your poems

Debbie

Don A. Hoglund from Wisconsin Rapids on May 27, 2012:

Certainly goog memories. I have had many, but not all.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 27, 2012:

Voted up and interesting.I remember quite a lot of things but what bothers me that I cannot remember how we celebrated mom's and dad's birthdays up until he died when I was ten. I remember my birthdays and I have pics. Their birthday pics none. Afterwards I remember the birthdays mom had starting from my teen years. Really odd. Every summer I remember me around six or seven swimming with an inflatable black seal ring around my waist. lol

wetnosedogs from Alabama on May 27, 2012:

Great poem. What I remember is the most sincere and huggiest hug I got from my grandma when I didn't see her awhile. I can still feel it and see the love on her face when she saw me.

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