Earliest memory

In 2020 I’m answering a list of 52 journal questions. Read about it here.

Share one of your earliest memories.
I have a pretty good memory (although time is starting to fog it a little). One of my earliest memories is sitting on the enclosed verandah on the floor with one of my brothers. The other brother was only a baby (which meant I would have been about 3 years old) and on my mum’s lap – she was sitting on a chair.

Mum was peeling the skin from an apple and it was twirling down and my brother and I were grabbing it to eat.

The picture below is of the house I grew up in (although that is a more recent photo – we didn’t have the blinds on the front windows or the palm trees). The house is well over 100 years old.

What’s one of your early memories?

6 comments on “Earliest memory

  1. Isn’t it cool to have memories from that young? I know people who claim to have no memories for swaths of their childhoods.

    I remember being awoken from sleep. My mom told me I could sleep in the car. Then I was carried into my grandmother’s house and put into a bed there, where I went back to sleep. The funny thing is, I have a vivid memory of this happening once, but it was a pretty constant thing. My mother worked as a nurse, and she took me to my grandmother’s daily. And as it was just me, I had to have been 2 or 3. (My brother was born a couple months before I turned 4.)

    • It is cool. The Hub doesn’t have many memories of being young.

      That’s a nice memory, Liz. I’d say your brain decided it didn’t need to remember every time that happened so rolled them into one memory – I’ve read that’s what it does.

  2. Giggling Fattie

    October 11, 2020 at 7:58 am

    Such a cute memory!! I’m not sure what my earliest memory is. Sometimes I think that I hear stories from people and those stories become a “memory” for me.

    • I have a few like that as well. Not surprisingly, no-one has ever told me this one, so I know it is a genuine memory.

  3. That’s a very sweet memory! I’m not sure about my earliest–I also think many of my early memories were planted there by someone else’s story–but I do vividly remember meeting my best friend in kindergarten. And we’re still friends!

    • That’s awesome to have your friend for so long! I met my longest friend at about the same age as you – but it was at swimming lessons. We’re still friends now as well, but distance has meant we aren’t close anymore (we live about 24 hours drive away from each other so never see one another).

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