Memories from a Long, Long Time Ago
What’s your earliest childhood memory? I have a hard time with that question. Often I can’t decide if I actually remember something, or if I’ve been told about it so many times that I think I remember it. Or maybe I’ve seen a picture and I think I remember it.
My memory is notoriously bad anyway. My assistant, Kristy, is someone that I babysat the first 10 years of her life. She’s a mom now, and my assistant, and a social worker. She will often say something like, “Remember when I was four and you said to me…” No! I don’t remember. I remember how her hair used to be a mass of curls
when she woke up from her nap. I remember how stubborn she was. And I remember the feel of her tiny arms around my neck. But I don’t remember specific conversations very often.
So what are my earliest childhood memories? A few that I think I remember are–
- A minor earthquake when we were living in Los Angeles (I was 4 and remember thinking it was a great adventure to watch the chandelier swing back and forth).
- My dog Gus (still in LA, age 4). Gus was a German Shepherd and I think I remember riding him like a horse.
- My birthday party at my grandma’s house. She lived on Fisher’s Island, off New York…and I remember sitting at the head of the table feeling like a princess. I was 5 years old.
- Learning to swim when we lived in Connecticut. I thought I was going to freeze, and I would run to the beach when class was over, and lie on my beach towel and shiver until the sun warmed me up.
Now it’s your turn. Tell me about your earliest childhood memory. Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered to receive a $10 Amazon certificate. Last week’s winner was Caryl K.
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