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Throwback Thursday

Who remembers when phone numbers included letters, e.g. RI4-2295, when milk was delivered to your front door and when the main way you looked up phone numbers was in the 10-pound Yellow Pages phone book from Ma Bell? Share your memories of everyday life.

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This winter has seen a record number of school closings in Baltimore and the suburbs due to snow and wintry weather. For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we invite you to share your favorite memories of what you did on snow days when you were a kid. Did you get together with neighborhood friends and go sledding or have snowball fights? Maybe you built snowmen and snow forts?

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In honor of the Winter Olympics, what was your favorite winter sport growing up? Did you idolize Dorothy Hamill or dream of being part of the “Miracle on Ice”? Share your picks below!

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This week, social media giant, Facebook, turned 10 years old. What intiailly started as a website for college students to connect with one another, has turned into a platform that 757 million people use on a daily basis. Has Facebook changed the way that you interact with friends, family or even brands? Share your stories about life before Facebook and how it has changed the way that you communicate over the past 10 years.

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Remember Where's the beef? Please don't squeeze the Charmin?  Bud Light's Whaazup? What's your favorite advertising slogan or commercial?

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Eat chicken soup for a cold. What you're doing on New Year's Day is what you'll be doing the rest of the year. Give a man a pair of shoes and he'll walk away from you. Post a comment to share advice—good, silly and bad—that your mother (or others) have given you.

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There used to be a time where your main option for purchasing college textbooks was through the school book store. Now, students have many options, from purchasing books online, buying an e-book format, or even a rental for the semester. Many schools also featured smoking lounges, where teachers would take smoke breaks. What do you remember from back in the day? Maybe it has to do with the school environment, the tools that you used, or maybe even the classes that you took. Share your memories with us on this week’s Hopkins Happenings Throwback Thursday.

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2013  brought with it many exciting stories about Johns Hopkins research and innovation, our people and our patients. Whether it was Brendan Marrocco’s double arm transplant, the announcement that Deborah Persuad and her colleagues had treated an HIV-positive infant, or the graduation of the school of medicine’s first class in Genes to Society curriculum, there are many stories that have caught our attention and brought change to the world. What was your favorite news story from 2013? Share it on today’s Hopkins Happenings’ Throwback Thursday.

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In their heyday, department stores were the shopping destinations of choice for many. Remember when Hecht's had a restaurant and candy counter and Hutzler's had a bakery?  If you're from Baltimore, you may also remember shopping on Lexington Street at Brager Gutman's and "five-and-dime" stores. Share your memories of shopping from back in the day. Which stores do you miss?

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It’s safe to say that there are many fashion trends that we wish would just go away (butterfly clips anyone?) Sometimes there’s a trend that was “in style” for a reason. Perhaps you really loved your bellbottom jeans or MC Hammer pants? Perhaps you’re hoping big shoulder pads will make an appearance again. Do you have a favorite fad that you wish would become popular again? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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