Stories about those days.

The stories that people have about Jamie’s photos are a source of amazement.  Some are of the “that’s me and we were doing this” type of stories from Jamie’s friends. Some are the “I never met Jamie but this was taken on my birthday and it means a lot to me. And some are just stunningly moving one of a kind stories.

  • From Melinda on 05-17-79

    This is the day I was born! Thanks Grecko and Senetta ❤️

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  • From Adam on 05-05-84

    I was born on this day in Texas!

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  • From Melinda on 04-09-95

    The day my daughter Truth Arae was born.

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  • From Melinda on 05-17-97

    My 18th birthday

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  • From Karen on 03-01-82

    My 5th birthday!

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  • From Charity Smith on 10-25-97

    You share a birthday (and your death day) with my father–who spent his entire life as a photographer. Perhaps we are kindred.

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  • From Zak on 03-14-84

    My Birthday

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  • From ilma on 12-04-94

    This was the day that my best friend was born.

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  • From Rosa on 09-14-89

    Yeah, balloon for which purpose? My thoughts run down two lines – ‘party’s over’ or ‘lung capacity check’. My birthday as well. Our party was just getting started.

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  • From jasmine on 10-19-91

    I was born on this day. It’s pretty neat to see what someone else was doing.

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  • From Kathelys Arlin Pereira on 07-11-90

    This is the day I was born =)

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  • From Heather Owens on 05-11-81

    My birthday too! A Sunday, Mother’s Day…

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  • From Kayla on 03-14-87

    I turned 2 years old this day

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  • From Mitchell f on 07-02-89

    Day i was born

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  • From Nicholas on 01-27-85

    This is the day I was born. 😊

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  • From Johnathan on 01-25-86

    I was born on this day too! I sometimes wonder what life was like back then, how it was for my parents, what the world was like.

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  • From Abby on 03-11-86

    This is the day I was born. This is a piece of the sky from the day I cam into the world. Cool

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  • From Nikki on 07-27-87

    7-27-87 symbolic seven lol (what I like to call it) and my day of birth.. I love this, so inspiring and heartwarming. What a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing this.

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  • From hldewar on 10-12-79

    I was born on this day in West Columbia, South Carolina. I actually look a lot like this kid. Pale skin, dark curly hair. Too cute!

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  • From Kay on 08-01-90

    I was born mid-day two months premature, but healthy, still. Somewhere else in the country two people solidified their love with a union of two hearts. How lovely it is for a mother to feel love for her new born baby girl. And to have a man and a woman choose love…from this day forward.

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    • From Grace on 08-01-90

      Wow! I was born 1 month premature on July 31st as well. This is such a beatiful picture!

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  • From emmanuel guajardo on 11-09-90

    The day i was born 🙂

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  • From belladame28 on 11-28-81

    My parents were racing across a bridge in a 69 Camaro to get to the hospital in Marietta, Ohio from Parkersburg, WV. I was on my way into the world.

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  • From Trey Mowder on 10-22-86

    Hey hey! It’s my birthday! Found this website through Chris Higgins of Mental Floss.

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  • From Kia Baker on 01-25-93

    Born January 25th 1993 in Des Moines, IA. This is too cool 🙂

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  • From Carlos Branco on 05-04-83

    Este foi o dia do meu nascimento.

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  • From Don Tate on 05-30-85

    Awesome they were celebrating the birth of a me lmao

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  • From Tomas on 10-18-90

    On this day 26 years ago and emotional trail wreck was born someone who is still fighting those demons and is still moving forward regardless of what’s holding him back
    Happy Birthday to me

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  • From Maria on 08-08-79

    I was born on this day. This guy seems like he’s having a good time there. Accurate prediction of my life. 🙃

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  • From Allison Mason on 01-19-84

    This is the day I was born. My mom always has said I was born in the middle of a blizzard. So cool to see what was going on somewhere else.

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  • From Phoebe on 04-09-96

    My 1st birthday

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  • From Phoebe on 04-09-95

    This was the day I was born!

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  • From Alex Golonka on 11-11-86

    I was born that day

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  • From Misty Allen on 10-09-80

    I was born this day in Longview,Tx.
    I love orange juice, my favorite color is purple and I’m a smoker. Hmmmm…….

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  • From Tianne Sowell on 07-14-79

    Glad to see friendship and happiness on the day and year I was born.

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  • From charles piety on 01-16-83

    This was the day my father died. I was 18. He left my life when I was 3 only to come back when I was 14, then pass after a brief battle with cancer. That was one cold ass day.

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  • From Biljana on 04-09-81

    I was born on this day 🙂 in Croatia (Yugoslavia at that time:)..all was blurry to me too
    🙂

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  • From Beth Hamilton Velletri on 04-20-91

    On this day, Lucas was born. He was fifteen days late, and I was desperate to get this kid out of me. My first birth had gone quickly, so my midwife forbade me from taking anything to induce labor naturally. But I couldn’t stand another day of being pregnant. So I took castor oil, which I immediately vomited. It worked! I went into labor soon after. And the midwife got to my house with only minutes to spare.

    Luke didn’t arrive until 11:40 that night. But it was a brief four-hour labor. I only pushed twice before he shot onto the bed.

    Ben, not even six yet, slept so soundly on the sofa that my sister couldn’t rouse him for “the big reveal.” His catcher’s mitt lay on the cedar chest, though. So thoughtful of him to have it ready for our use.

    The midwife, midwife to the Amish and at my home in Maryland practicing illegally, told my mother I could have had a dozen babies. I told her to bite her tongue. I’m oddly proud of her comment, as if being able to carry and push out a dozen babies is something I worked toward, like getting good at hurdles or becoming proficient in trigonometry. It maks me want to have ten more babies, to show her that yes! I can have a dozen! Aren’t I great? Fortunately, sense has prevailed, and I stopped after Luke.

    Birthin’ a baby at home. That’s what I did on April 20, 1991. Luke joined his family that day. That’s what he did.

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    • From Jenni on 04-20-91

      I birthed a baby at home on 4/20/91 also in the rural hills of Northern California. Alton was my second baby. The midwife got lost finding our place so my husband went out to find her., before cell phones. By the time they got back altons head was crowning and he was soon born. Now he’s an amazing talented compassionate person.

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  • From Christiaan Willem Bezuidenhout on 10-29-95

    This was my birthday, turning 5 years old. Love that this was taken the same day. So much Life and beauty…can just imagine the everyday smells and city noise around it yet when you stop at the flower stall it all disappears and everything becomes relaxed with a deep joyfull feeling inside, Living life! not just being alive! Stoping ith this busy world to capture such small yet significant moment! Thank you Jamie! It reminds me of how full of life I was at that age and to always stop and see the beautiful, seek it everyday! Thank you sir!

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  • From Christiaan Willem Bezuidenhout on 10-29-90

    The day I was born! We had a similar phone in my house growing up. I like the warm feeling of the photo…looks cosy and relaxed!

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  • From Marilyn Morgan on 06-06-88

    This is the day my son Eric was born, in Anchorage, Alaska. His wife (to be, they are getting married on 7/22 this year) was also born this day, 6/6/88 in Kodiak, Alaska, about six hours later. The pensive people in this photo in New York look tired, but new life was springing forth in other places. My son and his love are having a baby on or about 4/12/17. When the sun goes down somewhere, it’s coming up somewhere else. The circle of life.

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  • From Mo on 07-13-80

    My birthday 🙂 What a fun and interesting picture. Wish we could know more about what is going on in these.

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  • From Ross on 08-28-94

    ^Me TOO!!

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  • From colleen gibson on 12-14-86

    I was born early morning this day.

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  • From Ingrid Rose Harris on 01-07-87

    Is this the same girl in December 12th 1986 photo? She looks just like me..

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  • From Ingrid Rose Harris on 12-12-86

    Who is this woman? She looks just like me..I was born December 3 1979 so I would have been 7 years old..she is my doppelganger

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  • From Joseph Rejuney on 10-26-96

    This was my 30th birthday and I realized that Jamie’s Birthday was the day before mine and the same day as my brother who passed away in 1988. Kind of brings a personal connection

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  • From Alison Campy on 08-21-96

    This is my birthday. Down to the year 🙂

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  • From Susan Curry on 12-12-91

    The day my Mom crossed over.

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  • From Lizza on 10-25-97

    Jamie you should me your life through these photos. They were simple, but powerful at the same time. You should all of us your history, and for that I thank you. RIP Jamie

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  • From Nina on 11-06-80

    Theday I came into this world

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