"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions > Off Topic Chat
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-06-2005, 02:51 PM   #1
Master Chef
 
texasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Texas
Posts: 9,497
What is your earliest memory?

Silly, Yes I know. But interesting.

I remember being at my great grandparents one Easter and taking a nap when I heard someone talking and I peeked out under my eyelids and there is my momma talking to a big pink Easter bunny through an open window.
All these years later, I always thought that it was my step dad. WRONG, my aunt told me that it was my real daddy and I was 2 years old
My daddy died when I was 6 from a brain atrophe. He had been in a va hospital for 4 years from it.
the only memory I have of him and he's in a costume and I can't see his face .

How far back do you have a memory of?

texasgirl is offline  
Old 06-06-2005, 04:01 PM   #2
Sous Chef
 
IcyMist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 682
At least you have a memory that showed that your father loved you. Not many men will get dressed up in a bunny suit. I honestly can't remember that far back. Afraid I had one of those fathers that you try and forget and so my memories really don't start until I was about 4.

My earliest memory ended up getting me whipped by my grandmother and then my mother. :) My grandmother was babysitting my brother and I and I did something wrong, can't remember what it was but my grandmother was coming after me yelling all the way. I was outside (she lived in a trailer) and when I saw her I started running around the trailer away from her. (We were warned never, ever to leave her yard, so thank goodness I remembered that and stayed in the yard). She started chasing me still yelling and telling me to come to her. Well I thought that I could just keep running around in circles until she tired out. Unfortunately for me, Namaw stopped short and I ran right into her. Boy I couldn't sit for several days after that. :) What a brat I was!!!! But to make matters worse all the while my grandmother was spanking me she was LAUGHING!!!!!
IcyMist is offline  
Old 06-06-2005, 04:09 PM   #3
Master Chef
 
luvs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: da 'burgh
Posts: 9,674
my first one is of going down the stairs carrying a stuffed bird that i had, and my Dad said that i had to turn around and start over on going down the steps because i was putting both feet on the steps before going down to the next one instead of one foot per stair.
i was about two then.
__________________
i believe that life would not be complete sans comfy 'ol tee-shirts, the Golden Girls, and the color pink
& rock on, PITTSBURGH-
luvs is offline  
Old 06-06-2005, 04:14 PM   #4
Master Chef
 
luvs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: da 'burgh
Posts: 9,674
i just thought of another one. i'm not sure if this one came first or not, but i just remember being in my crib at my Grandparent's house and it being dark in my room. i know i had my charlie brown blanket over me. not a significant memory or anything. just something that i remember.
__________________
i believe that life would not be complete sans comfy 'ol tee-shirts, the Golden Girls, and the color pink
& rock on, PITTSBURGH-
luvs is offline  
Old 06-06-2005, 04:20 PM   #5
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,518
It was very dark and warm and then whoooose, cold and bright.
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline  
Old 06-06-2005, 04:26 PM   #6
Sous Chef
 
IcyMist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 682
Lol.................
IcyMist is offline  
Old 06-06-2005, 04:31 PM   #7
Chef Extraordinaire
 
middie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Cleveland,Ohio USA
Posts: 16,263
Send a message via Yahoo to middie
the earliest memory i have... i was about a year and a half old. me, my mom, and my dad went to visit my aunt. i remember my aunt taking a picture of me with my 2 cousins. according to my mother it was right after i got burned on my arm. thankfully i don't remember that.
middie is offline  
Old 06-06-2005, 04:33 PM   #8
 
choclatechef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 1,680
I remember my first birthday party.

I had gotten a brand new swing set, and all of my older cousins were swinging on it. I was in my high chair being fed my birthday cake. I was mad cause they wouldn't let me swing on my own swing set, but everybody else was! Boy I was ticked off!

Earlier that same day, because mom was busy playing hostess, I slipped away into the living room. I headed towards the "forbidden" table of knick knacks I was eager to play with.

Just as I got within arm reach, my maternal grandma stopped me. I was sooooo mad!
choclatechef is offline  
Old 06-06-2005, 04:35 PM   #9
Chef Extraordinaire
 
middie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Cleveland,Ohio USA
Posts: 16,263
Send a message via Yahoo to middie
awww chef they all ruined your first birthday... what meanie poo poo heads
middie is offline  
Old 06-06-2005, 04:35 PM   #10
Master Chef
 
texasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Texas
Posts: 9,497
Quote:
Originally Posted by GB
It was very dark and warm and then whoooose, cold and bright.
GB, your so crazy!!
texasgirl is offline  
Old 06-06-2005, 04:49 PM   #11
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pdswife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Mazatlan
Posts: 20,334
Send a message via AIM to pdswife Send a message via MSN to pdswife Send a message via Yahoo to pdswife
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.
pdswife is offline  
Old 06-06-2005, 06:08 PM   #12
Head Chef
 
The Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: * Area 51 *
Posts: 1,293
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.
The Z is offline  
Old 06-06-2005, 06:36 PM   #13
Master Chef
 
-DEADLY SUSHI-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: NW Chicago Burbs'
Posts: 6,070
Send a message via Yahoo to -DEADLY SUSHI-
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.
-DEADLY SUSHI- is offline  
Old 06-06-2005, 06:36 PM   #14
Master Chef
 
texasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Texas
Posts: 9,497
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!!!!
texasgirl is offline  
Old 06-06-2005, 09:53 PM   #15
Executive Chef
 
AllenOK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA, Oklahoma
Posts: 3,463
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!
__________________
Peace, Love, and Vegetable Rights!
Eat Meat and Save the Plants!
AllenOK is offline  
Old 06-06-2005, 10:54 PM   #16
DC Grandma
 
Dove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: USA,California
Posts: 3,217
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.
Dove
__________________
May I always be the person my dog thinks I am.

Walk towards the Sunshine and the Shadows will fall behind you!
Dove is offline  
Old 06-07-2005, 01:12 PM   #17
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
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.

GB -

Chocolatechef - I find it amazing that you can remember your first birthday!!!!! WOW
__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline  
Old 06-10-2005, 05:14 PM   #18
Contest Winner
 
Maidrite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Pageland SC
Posts: 3,113
Wink

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" !
__________________
If you need a smile, take mine, I'll make a new one.
Maidrite is offline  
Old 06-11-2005, 12:06 AM   #19
Traveling Welcome Wagon
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Somewhere, US
Posts: 15,716
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!

Barbara
Barbara L is offline  
Old 06-11-2005, 12:10 AM   #20
Master Chef
 
luvs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: da 'burgh
Posts: 9,674
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!
__________________
i believe that life would not be complete sans comfy 'ol tee-shirts, the Golden Girls, and the color pink
& rock on, PITTSBURGH-
luvs is offline  
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.