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Throwback Thursday

Is there one thing that you do every year during the holiday season? Maybe it is an annual tree trimming party or spending Christmas in the mountains. Or perhaps you always go to see the lights on 34th street in Hampden. As the holidays are quickly approaching, we invite you to share your favorite tradition with your JHM colleagues. Comment below with a story and / or a photo.

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Thanksgiving is only a week away. As we get ready for the holiday that brings together food, family and friends, share your favorite memory from a past Thanksgiving. Do you remember what you did last year for the holiday? Do you have the same tradition that you look forward to each year? Post a comment on today’s Hopkins Happenings’ Throwback Thursday.

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As we continue to honor those who have served in the military this Veterans’ Week, we want to hear your stories. Have you, a spouse, a parent or a child served in the military? Do you have a photo or a story of service that you would like to share? Comment below to share your photos and stories of service.

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Do you remember the first time you made a call on a phone that wasn’t a land line? What about the first time you ditched your typewriter for a PC (they were huge)? Did you ever imagine you’d be carrying around a computer (laptop or tablet)? What did you do before the Internet? Take a walk down memory lane and share a humorous or compelling experience of transitioning to a new technology.

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In North America, trick-or-treating has been a Halloween tradition since the late 1940s. According to USA Today, about 4 percent of all candy consumed in this country occurs on that one day. What candy were you most excited to see in the bottom of your pillowcase or pumpkin bucket on Halloween? Are you a child of the ‘70s who enjoyed Bottle Caps and bubble gum cigars, or a child of the 90s who liked Big League Chew and Warheads? Share your favorite candy on today’s Hopkins Happenings “Throwback Thursday.”

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The one day of the year when many disguise themselves in costumes from pirates to cowboys to movie characters is quickly approaching: Halloween. Do you have a favorite (or maybe even an embarrassing) photo of a Halloween costume that you would like to share? It could be a photo of you, your spouse, your children or your pets. Comment below to share your story and add the picture if you’d like.

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Do you prefer the horror classics, such as Frankenstein or Dracula, the unsettingly frightful movies such as Carrie, Poltergeist, or the newer generation, such as Friday the 13th and Paranormal Activity? Whether the lead was a zombie, possessed child or ghost, share what's your favorite Halloween movie?

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Starting a new job can be a lot of pressure. It can be overwhelming since you are meeting lots of people, learning new things and trying to make a good first impression all at the same time. Do you remember your first day or week at Johns Hopkins? Did a coworker say something that sticks with you until this day, or was the whole experience a blur to you now? Share your story on today’s Hopkins Happenings’ Throwback Thursday.

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Do you remember the time when you left home or your college dormitory and moved into your own space, such as your very first house, condo or apartment? What was it like? Maybe you made do with lawn chairs instead of couches, had 70s shag carpet or perhaps you had the perfectly decorated pad. Share your stories (including any roommate stories), and pictures if you have them in the comment section below.

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Some of TV’s most popular shows have featured medical drama. Many of us are familiar with Grey’s Anatomy, ER and M.A.S.H. Then there were the Johns Hopkins documentaries Hopkins and Hopkins 24/7. But what about Marcus Welby, M.D., Dr. Kildare and Doogie Howser? Don't forget these: Trapper John, M.D., Chicago Hope, Scrubs, St. Elsewhere, Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman and House. Share your favorite medical TV show.

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