Message Arrives 21 Years Later

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Merle Brandell and his black lab Slapsey were beachcombing along the Bering Sea when he spied a plastic bottle among the Japanese glass floats he often finds along the shore of his tiny Alaskan fishing village.
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#21
Mar 24, 2008
 
Leslie wrote:
Seriously, a 30 year old woman can't remember a project like this from only 21 years ago? Does she smoke a lot of weed? When I was in 3rd grade, we wrote to soldiers. I'm 34 and I remember the card I got back from the one I wrote to. When we were in 2nd grade, we modeled dinosaurs out of clay. Mine was a stegasaurus. I remember that. I also remember making a Snoopy plate for my mom in 1st grade. Did this woman suffer head trauma at some point?
Must be lonley in your self rightous world.
Miss Smith

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#22
Mar 24, 2008
 
Where was her school? How far from where it was picked up?
I skimmed.
I wasn't paying all that close attention, I admit; I was still thinking about those ORGANIC FRANGOS. How desperate a move is that? Easy to see why Macy's is tubing it.
Back to the bottle. Where was the elementary school?
Thanks in advance....
Miss Smith

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#23
Mar 24, 2008
 
Leslie wrote:
Seriously, a 30 year old woman can't remember a project like this from only 21 years ago? Does she smoke a lot of weed? When I was in 3rd grade, we wrote to soldiers. I'm 34 and I remember the card I got back from the one I wrote to. When we were in 2nd grade, we modeled dinosaurs out of clay. Mine was a stegasaurus. I remember that. I also remember making a Snoopy plate for my mom in 1st grade. Did this woman suffer head trauma at some point?
Did you have a rough Easter weekend, Leslie? You're sounding a bit edgy today.

Ah well.

What I really wanted to do was tell you that , really, the world is a really nicer place because you're in it.

Really.

I feel somehow better than everyone else just because I quoted you and then I answered you, and we're really together in the same comment box.

Really.

(I don't remember my third grade teacher's name, so there. And I'm not kidding.)
Charles Bronson

Jefferson City, MO

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#24
Mar 24, 2008
 
My memory is a lot better than that! Why, I remember going to the prom with Dad and coming home with Mom!

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Since: Nov 07

Darien, IL

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#25
Mar 24, 2008
 
Leslie wrote:
Seriously, a 30 year old woman can't remember a project like this from only 21 years ago? Did this woman suffer head trauma at some point?
I'M ON YOUR SIDE!!!! Why all the Leslie-bashing???

I got your point exactly how it was meant to be taken. And in the correct stance...you weren't "having a bad day and ranting" like some people think.

I, too, thought "what gives?" when I read that this woman couldn't remember something like this.

Too bad for all the other posters who can't remember their childhoods. They must be repressing bad memories.

I liked reading the story, but sure got a bad taste in my mouth after reading these posts. Bunch of fools...

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Since: Nov 07

Darien, IL

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#26
Mar 24, 2008
 
Noirsilk1 wrote:
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Must be lonley in your self rightous world.
Just trying to keep up with the majority of the posts, are you?

Who's lonely...?

P.S. Go back to school...you can't spell worth a s###.
LeslieFan

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#27
Mar 24, 2008
 
Leslie wrote:
Seriously, a 30 year old woman can't remember a project like this from only 21 years ago? Does she smoke a lot of weed? When I was in 3rd grade, we wrote to soldiers. I'm 34 and I remember the card I got back from the one I wrote to. When we were in 2nd grade, we modeled dinosaurs out of clay. Mine was a stegasaurus. I remember that. I also remember making a Snoopy plate for my mom in 1st grade. Did this woman suffer head trauma at some point?
Leslie,
You are a beacon of light in an otherwise dreary world. I think all the little people responding with sarcasm to your obviously superior intellect should go back to their meaningless lives. I too am a fan of the mighty stegasaurus and don't appreciate it being demeaned in such a brutal manner. Gotta go, Ma just passed me the bong!
LeslieFan

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#28
Mar 24, 2008
 
Michael Finley wrote:
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Leslie, I was in your class when you made that stegosaurus. I remember saying that like Leslie, a stegasourus weighs several tons, and like Leslie, a stegosaurus's brain was the size of a walnut. As you can imagine, that cracked up the 2nd grade...even the teacher laughed. I have felt bad ever since and as I see now, my words had a profoundly negative effect on your psychological growth. Please forgive me and I do hope you have kept the weight off. Sincerely, Mike.
P.S. I remember thinking that the guy with the knife should back off as he was cutting my umbilical cord.
I gonna save a bong hit for you!
kara

Elk Grove Village, IL

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#29
Mar 24, 2008
 
Michael Finley wrote:
P.P.S. I have had a complete memory loss of every thing since 1982.
yup!
Jessica

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#30
Mar 24, 2008
 
That's so cool!

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#31
Mar 24, 2008
 
LeslieFan wrote:
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Leslie,
You are a beacon of light in an otherwise dreary world. I think all the little people responding with sarcasm to your obviously superior intellect should go back to their meaningless lives. I too am a fan of the mighty stegasaurus and don't appreciate it being demeaned in such a brutal manner. Gotta go, Ma just passed me the bong!
Go back to your garage and give that 45-lb bar another try.
Citigrl419

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Mar 24, 2008
 
ABC wrote:
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It's not hard to remember when you've only done 3 things in your 34 years of life. Why'd you pick the stegasaurus anyway?
LOL!!!!! Great response.
Meow

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#33
Mar 24, 2008
 
Michael Finley - nice work!
Susan in Buffalo Grove

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#34
Mar 24, 2008
 
CHGO wrote:
I'm sure that there's a future movie starring Tom Hanks in all of this...
Castaway? Is that you?
OneOfTheFools

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Mar 25, 2008
 
Do Shane wrote:
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I'M ON YOUR SIDE!!!! Why all the Leslie-bashing???
I got your point exactly how it was meant to be taken. And in the correct stance...you weren't "having a bad day and ranting" like some people think.
I, too, thought "what gives?" when I read that this woman couldn't remember something like this.
Too bad for all the other posters who can't remember their childhoods. They must be repressing bad memories.
I liked reading the story, but sure got a bad taste in my mouth after reading these posts. Bunch of fools...
I got your point exactly how it was meant to be taken? Only Leslie can make that statement.
Redliner

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#36
Mar 25, 2008
 
Michael Finley....too funny!

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