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Old 06-06-2005, 05:49 PM   #11
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I have so many memories before the age of five.. I can't remember which came first...
My brother dropping a huge rock on my head and mom trying to get the blood out?
Falling alseep on the couch with my little dog Buttons sleeping on my tummy?
Playing with my play dishes. I had 100's of them and would "set" the table in the living room every day.
Watching my grandmother sew.. she was always mending something.
Getting cowboy boots for not scrathing my chickenpox.
Riding the toy horse at the shoe store.

Thanks, I"m smiling now. Memories are good.
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Old 06-06-2005, 07:08 PM   #12
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I was about 2 or 3. My mom and I were lying on the kitchen floor looking out the front door screen. There was a powerful thunderstorm going on... We would look at each other in awed amazement, cheer, kick our feet and applaud when a close lightening/deafening thunder would rock our house.

I wasn't the least bit afraid. It was the beginning of my love of storms, which continues to this day.
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Old 06-06-2005, 07:36 PM   #13
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1st memory was of me being held by mom or dad going into the rectory. I remember going down a hallway and seeing this lamp. Everything was dim. Ugly lamp too.
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Old 06-06-2005, 07:36 PM   #14
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Wow, I really didn't think I would get this many posts. I thought it was a little silly, but, my memory of the easter bunny is always coming to me and I just smile about it. It was the most wonderous thing that I can remember happening to me and I just wondered if others had similar memories that they think of as often.

and pds, your right, memories are great!!!!
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Old 06-06-2005, 10:53 PM   #15
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My earliest memory is of my mother holding my then-infant sister. She couldn't have been more than 6 or 7 month's old. That was right after we moved to Japan while my father was in the US Navy. I must have been 3. I have a few other memories, all around that time, of the first house we lived at in Nagasaki. Then, we moved to a townhouse in Yokohama. I have many memories of that place, especially waking up at night and the walls were going in different directions, as we were experiencing an earthquake!

The funny thing is, I started school over there. I distinctly remember talking with and to the other kids in my class, half of whom were Japanese. I do NOT remember what language I was speaking. I had to have known some Japanese. When we came back, my little sister spoke fluent Japanese, she understood English, but refused to speak it!
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I guess I was around 3 years old at the time..I was running on the clifs above the beach somewhare in the San Diego area. I fell and the dried stalk of a plant of some sort went down my throat (see, even then my mouth was always open LOL) and the fire department was called. I had a very sore throat for a long time.
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I was almost 3 - I remember having my tonsils taken out. I was standing in the crib at the hospital holding my favorite stuffed animal screaming for my mother not to leave - she never even turned around to look at me and tell me she would be back. My Dad had already gone to get the car and pick her up at the front door of the hospital. The dog was a dachshund with a squeaker in its stomach.

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Chocolatechef - I find it amazing that you can remember your first birthday!!!!! WOW
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Old 06-10-2005, 06:14 PM   #18
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My first memory maybe of a Buick about a 1956 or 57 we had. It had four holes in it on each side in the front fenders as I recall. I was around 2 I guess.
I also remember working 3 shift. Our daughter Anna was sick and had to stay in the hospital for the first 2 weeks. I ran from work to the hospital to get to feed her at 3 to 3:30 in the morning every night, and would rock with her for 2 to 3 hours before I when home. I was lucky they had a rocking chair there. "Tears in my eyes everytime I think of it"
I also remember when she first ran behind my leg when she was afraid, That was when I found out I was Super-Human, There was nothing in the Universe that could have got through me to her.
And I remember the first time I seen My Lovely Barbara, That is when I found out I was "Da Man" !
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My earliest full memory (before that it is bits and pieces) was when I was 4. I was out in the driveway with my friends. I found a piece of ABC gum (gross, I know!) and chewed it. My mom overheard me saying excitedly to my friends, "Look, I blew a bubble!" She looked out of the door and asked what I had said. I got rid of the gum really quick and started blowing spit bubbles so she wouldn't know I had been chewing the gum. As grossed out as I am about germs now, I can't believe I did that!

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Old 06-11-2005, 01:10 AM   #20
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lol, that's a good one, barb. the things kiddos do!
i had to stop one little guy i used to babysit from snacking on his scabs!
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