So where are you from?

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So where are you from?

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  1. Gullytale

    Gullytale New Member

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    Just joined today and looking forward to reading around the forum. Not sure how I came upon this site. It reminded me of a time when I was about four years old. We lived, ten of us, parents and eight children then, in the top floor of an old Victorian house. Could not afford a television so had no exposure to that really. I remember one night it seemed there was a lightning storm, which is rare here. I was not sleeping. I remember going to a window - was during the night, early hours of the morning, and looking out, up at the night sky lit up with flashes of light and 'see'ing old 'war planes' flying about shooting at each other. Stayed with me for ages that 'memory,' and to this day I am still not sure what it was. This was the 60s. Over the years I have had dreams of wartime and having been shot - assassinated, perhaps a firing squad. I have a little mark, like a welt, that rises especially after a hot bath, just over the heart. It looks exactly what you'd imagine a bullet hole would look like. I am in my forties now. When I was younger I thought seriously about joining the Airforce. Not sure if there are any connections in any of this or how 'real' it all was. Makes you wonder though. Being raised Christian, I could never get my head around the fact that we were supposed to have our 'eternal destiny' determined by a few years in this world, even those few were/are one hundred years.


    Oh, forgot to say, I am in Ireland :)


    Kev


    Anyway - nice to be here. Sorry if this is not the place to open a conversation. Just my first post.
     
  2. ChrisR

    ChrisR Administrator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Hi Kev, welcome to the forum, thanks for the introduction :)


    It certainly sounds like the lightning storm and thunder may have triggered a memory from your past, has anything like that ever happened since? And your desire to join the airforce could also have been following a pattern through consecutive lives. I wanted to join the navy when I left school, always interested in sea battles, especially the old wooden warships, then a few years ago, I discovered I'd been a sailor in the late 18th century which I believe had an influence on my present day interests.


    Obviously you're interested to find out more about your past lives, otherwise you wouldn't be here, there's plenty of information here to help you with that, and you're always welcome to ask any questions :)


    Chris
     
  3. Gullytale

    Gullytale New Member

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    Thanks for welcome Chris.


    Nothing since. But I do remember that episode still after all these forty years. I remember being out of bed and standing at the window looking at the sky, so don't think it could have been a dream. Only other thing was the dreams from time to time - wartime situation and getting shot.


    You know that expression that is very often used of very young children when they come out with something that seems beyond their years, "Oh you were here before..... " I wonder if people really thought that to be the truth how they'd react. It's said here all the time.


    Thanks again. Will have a read around now.


    K
     
  4. Forest

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    Europe,


    the Netherlands to be more specific.


    But I see English as my second mothertongue.
     
  5. Lawyer Daggett

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    Originally the United Kingdom, but I moved to better weather in New South Wales, Australia.
     
  6. sellingmysoul

    sellingmysoul New Member

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    Hi, everyone! I'm from the dangerous environs of... Pennsylvania Dutch Country!e!ee!e
     
  7. usetawuz

    usetawuz Senior Registered

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    North East Florida near St. Augustine...enjoying daily thunderstorms and 90 degrees with 85% humidity for the next three months! Standard summertime fare.
     
  8. Raptor95

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    I live 10 minutes outside of Austin Texas. Moto here is "keep austin wierd" and it is. We were in a drought for yrs on end. And now it has been raining daily for about a week. I will miss it after tomorrow. (I already feel the pains of longing for more rain) And funny but I do have a few Texas and USA items in a small hallway wall leading to laundry room hehehe :D


    Born and raised in the valley, 40 miles north of South Padre Island and moved to Houston in 1981 then to Austin in 2001 almost to the date. I love springtime and drinking coffee on the porch on rainy mornings.


    And I also love watching cartoons with my son. Even though he has grown up some, we still enjoy cartoons Saturday mornings.
     
  9. usetawuz

    usetawuz Senior Registered

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    raptor...I was born at the Navy Base in Corpus Christi...my first understanding of beaches came at Padre Island...while we may not know each other now, I am sure we know each other elsewhere...we will wear it on our sleeves and we will greet each other as cousins or relatives or whatever...but it will be good. What else could it be?
     
  10. Raptor95

    Raptor95 member

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    Hi usetawuz


    How long did you live in Corpus? Do you miss Texas or were you to young when you left?


    Ah yes!! There nothing like Padre Island.


    I have been to Florida a few times. There are so many beautiful beaches and towns. And I love the daily rain. I just have a phobia with frogs and spiders and Florida has more than I can handle. I am terrified of them :( (


    Not saying we don’t have them here. But those crawling frogs ARGH!!!!! And colorful spiders ARGH!!!
     
  11. Nightrain

    Nightrain Senior Registered

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    My brother raised his family in Corpus Christi after he returned from the Korean War. He, along with my nieces and nephews, live in central Texas, now, with their families. Hey, y'all!
     
  12. usetawuz

    usetawuz Senior Registered

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    Hi Raptor...I was born there, went to Okinawa with my family (dad a navy pilot) came back to Corpus, left at age 6, then to Georgia for two months, then California, then Virginia and Maryland, then Florida expecting to move every two years and then not. I have come to the conclusion that Florida is home as I have been here since I was 9, although I seem to have a more Californian state of mind...meaning I am not as colloquial as others who have grown up around here in NE Fla. For me there are no firm anchors of tradition here, or anywhere specific. I have no problem leaving here for anywhere for a little while...although it is an easy place to return to.


    Nightrain...two former roommates of mine in college (Florida) now live in central Texas...and they have no complaints.
     
  13. Raptor95

    Raptor95 member

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    When we are young. It seems like the world is very big and we are just a small speck in it. As we get older it seems that we realize that it truly is not so big after all.


    My older brother married and moved to Florida right out of the Korean war. He was a pilot mechanic. We are expecting a visit from him in a few days.


    Nightrain1 do you visit Texas often?


    usetawuz I envie you, that you have been to so many places.
     

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