What is your oldest memory?


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Rooster Cogburn Profile
Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

My oldest and fondest is when my Mom took me to Kindergarten and I cried when she walked away. She was crying too. Still can see it in my mind like it was yesterday !

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Barb Cala
Barb Cala commented
That is a HUGE deal. I remember Kindergarten .. getting so upset that I still couldn't tie my shoes very well .. lol
otis campbell
otis campbell commented
we all remember those first days of school they are tough
Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

Playing with Janis McClosky, my next door neighbor. We were both about 3-4 years old. I seem to remember her wearing a white shirt and her hair was in curlers and I was in a teal green plaid shirt and shorts. Of course, I could be totally wrong about the clothes but that's what I remember.

KB Baldwin Profile
KB Baldwin answered

Somewhere between one and two, visiting my father at the local Army hospital where he was for follow-up on his war wounds.

Barb Cala Profile
Barb Cala answered

When I was about 2.  I got my finger caught in a wooden screen door and had to go to the ER to get stitches.  Back then, they didn't allow parents to come in and I was SCREAMING for my Mom!  I still can see that scar on my finger to this day. 

Cookie Roma Profile
Cookie Roma answered

I have a few small memories from when I was 2    One is when a pug we had on our property hit loose and my father found it and actually road on its back to bring it home ( the pig was huge and my dad was short and thin.  Also when my father was at home in bed as he was dieing from cancer. 

Cindy  Lou Profile
Cindy Lou answered

Does anyone remember the topical iodine medicine that was bright orange  called mercurochrome? Well, when I was age 2-3, while everyone was outside visiting and talking with neighbors, I decorated myself with polka dots of it and proudly went outside to show off my artwork .

Most people laughed and I heard one adult say "oh that's going to take a long time to wear off" but my mom was not happy and started chasing me around she was so angry, and I honestly was confused as to why she didn't think it was pretty.

I say if you don't want your kid to decorate themselves with something, then put  it up where they can't get to it. Right?  :)

Levi F. Profile
Levi F. answered

I have memories of a hotel I visited in England when I was barely 2. I don't know if I can actually see any of the memories in my mind, it's more the concept that I remember, but I also remember remembering it at a young age and discussing how it was my earliest memory. So I'd say that it is safe to say I do in fact remember it.

otis campbell Profile
otis campbell answered

going to galveston beach and on the way back i told my father the red idiot light was on for water he pulled over in lamaque and had the water pump replaced while everyone waited i must have have been four or five yrs old my father is color blind

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

In 1942 when Japan entered WWII, my father, who had fought in France and Belgium, dug a trench in case of air raids. He took a lot of trouble to keep us safe but forgot that he was digging it at the foot of a hill. Then the rains came and we ended up with the only swimming pool in our street.

Sheldon  Cooper Profile
Sheldon Cooper answered

I have the best memories ever

I can remember kiddy garden,

Even before that -

However yesterday is questionable-

First grade , ms Hondo

2 grade , ?

3grade ms gulvastinen

4 grade mr Roman ,

5th grade we have lots of teachers like high school-

But I can remember so much in my

Earlier years then most .

Not sure why

I ask my friends from years ago about a specific event that I clearly remember, they have no clue -

It's frustrating, they were there ,

And don't recall what I reca

PJ Stein Profile
PJ Stein answered

I was 21 months old. I remember watching JFK's funeral on TV. I was so excited to see the white horses that were pulling a cart with a flag on it, and couldn't understand why everyone was so sad.

Lia Tan Profile
Lia Tan answered

I've had a lot of memories falling down things or rolling down stairs. All of them are pretty blurry (maybe because my head was hit pretty hard in all those times) so I can't give a lot of details.

Danae Hitch Profile
Danae Hitch answered

I remember being christened when I was about seven months old. I remember the stained glass windows in the church and I remember Mom and Dad and my sister posing for the christening picture.

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