What is your Earliest Memory?

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What is your Earliest Memory?

Post by dulcinea » Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:37 pm

Mine is that I'm in a room--yellow with a tinge of brown--, and there are people around me--my mother among them?--, and they are talking, and I can understand them and reply to them. 'tis truly uncanny: before that instant--in the third year of my life?--I am as asleep, aware of nothing, not even of my own existence--and then in the very next instant I am alert, real and aware of everything and everyone around me. 'tis as in THE CREATION: the chorus sings very softly: let there be light--; continues very quietly: and there was--LIGHT!!! in a shattering and literally blinding C major!
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Post by Ralph » Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:52 pm

In which of my lifetimes?
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Post by BWV 1080 » Sat Jun 17, 2006 5:52 pm

Feb 9, 1971 about 6AM - there was an earthquake in LA, I was two and a half. I remember everything shaking & my father coming in my room and saying something

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Post by lmpower » Sat Jun 17, 2006 8:26 pm

I remember having a tonsillectomy at the age of three. I probably have some vague memories from before that.

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Post by Gary » Sat Jun 17, 2006 8:31 pm

Ralph wrote:In which of my lifetimes?
Are you Doctor Who?


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Post by Corlyss_D » Sun Jun 18, 2006 2:03 pm

Living on post in a converted Army barracks building. I think it was when we were stationed in New Orleans. I was 2 or 3. I had the whole building to play in. I got my first puppy - a dashund. We both ate pablum.
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Post by jbuck919 » Sun Jun 18, 2006 2:27 pm

I hate to admit that I remember Alabama, where I was born and lived my first four years (my father was stationed there), but my earliest memories are snatches of that. I remember everything after we moved to New York quite clearly. God sending me a message, no doubt.

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Post by Richard » Sun Jun 18, 2006 3:05 pm

Living in Vallejo, Calif, from 1944-1947. Looking up and watching Navy derigibles (we called them "blimps") fly overhead.

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Post by miranda » Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:17 pm

Mine is of being sweaty and sleepy and surrounded by white--white floors, white ceiling, white sheets, bright white fluorescent lights--and having my right arm itch in its cast. I was two years old, I had fallen on my arm and broken it while in my parents car, and I was in a hospital in Havre de Grace, MD. I dont remember my parents being with me, although I am sure they were.

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Post by Ralph » Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:41 pm

Gary wrote:
Ralph wrote:In which of my lifetimes?
Are you Doctor Who?


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No but he does look like one of my cadre of physicians.
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Post by Enriqueelm » Tue Jun 20, 2006 11:54 pm

Earliest vivid memory is looking out of our living room window and watching, with my older sister, a huge fire a few streets near us. Dad and Mom were busy putting necessary things together in case we had to leave. I was about 3 and was worried sick that I was not going to be amongst the things they took with them.

Earliest recollection of Classical Music was a concert Mom was forced to take me to as she could not find a babysitter. Must have been around 4 or 5 and distinctly re-call this lady pianist in a white gown playing Rachmaninoff's 3rd. Loved Classical Music since then.
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Post by dulcinea » Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:34 pm

My mama's earliest memory is of a terrified panic-stricken woman tearfully begging my grandfather to shelter her from a gang of ruffians who were trying to drag her from one voting place to another to vote as many times as possible (in that time in Ciales, Puerto Rico, they took very seriously the principle of VOTE EARLY, VOTE OFTEN). My grandfather could not believe that his daughter could remember that event. I don't think it was so strange; she was born in Oct 29, which means she was three by the time of her first election, which was that of Nov 32.
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