How far back does your memory go…
My memory is not the best. My daughter reminds me of that often. When friends of mine talk about their childhood I am amazed at how far back they can recollect. Umm, not me. I think my very first memory ever would be in the 3rd grade. The older I get the more I try to strain and remember things from my past. Dont you? Sometimes its hard to figure out if it is a memory or if its something you just remember your family talking about. Sometimes you remember seeing a picture of it. Know what I mean? Here are some totally random things I remember from my childhood…
- Growing up in a big city we didn’t have a beach or a pool so in the summers we would lay out on the sidewalk on a towel. People actually had to walk around us. That’s the big city life for ya.
- I remember when there was a big fight in the middle of the street in front of my parents house involving two different families. The police came and one lady had a big knife and it was all kinds of screaming and hollering. It was a lot of people, practically a riot and it was my first experience in seeing some real live city drama. I wonder how old I was. Maybe around 4th grade. Heck, that might even had been earlier. We didn’t live in the hood but there were some questionable people who lived down the street.
- I remember when the St Louis Cardinals won the World Series in 1982 and the entire city celebrated like I had never seen before. It was bigger than New Years Eve and 4th of July combined.
- I remember going on family vacations every summer growing up. We were all packed into a station wagon and would tour through many states.
- I remember spending the night @ my friend and next door neighbor Ketti’s house once and woke up crying in the hallway. I guess I was sleep walking and her mom put me back to bed. That had to have been younger than 3rd grade, right?
What is your earliest memory? I am always curious to see how far back people can remember. My boyfriend insists he can remember things when he was 3 yrs old. That seems impossible to me.