At what age was your first childhood memory
June 11, 2008 2:57am CST
I have so many memories from really young.I remember lying in my cot i now know it was afternoon & it was warm & sunny.I could hear my mother and sister outside near my window and i could hear a fly buzzing around. I felt very content and happy although i new i wanted to be outside with them but was also just enjoying lying there and listening .Today when it is warm and sunny and i hear the buzz i feel very comforted and happy. I have so many memories of that house but my mother told me we left that house befor my 1st birthday. Actually something really strange is that i can remember a doctors office and a doctor but my mum said that it was impossible as the last time she went to that doctor was before i was born. Whatis your earliest memory.I could go on for hours about early memories all before my 3rd birthday.Just don't ask me what i done yesterday.lol
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7 Jan 09
The memory is quite vague and I know that it was me playing at nursery school aged around 3. I remember bus trips with my bus around that age too. I was too small and low down sitting on the seat to see out of the window. I can remember a fireplace and my nanny talking to me. I have no idea of the which of these three memories happened first.
7 Jan 09
In some ways I am not entirely certain if I can recall these events or if they are as a result of what I have heard over the years. I can recall coming into Melbourne on ship then being taken from the ship to a waiting area. Some nice ladies gave all the children something to eat and a milky drink plus each of us got 2 lollies. I think now that was probably either the Red Cross or Salvation Army. After that we were taken by bus to the railway station. In my mind for some reason I see it as Flinders Street station in Melbourne but interstate trains leave from Spencer Street, although I am not sure of what happened in the late 1940’s when we arrived here in Australia. I can remember we were met at the Railway Station and broken up into groups and told to stand in certain areas for where our seats would be on the train. Not many people spoke English and there was a complete babble/rabble of different languages. My mother told us some years later that on the particular ship we were on there were many different nationalities and they included Italians, Greeks, Maltese, Germany, Dutch, Polish and Russians with the odd one or two from other European countries. She also told us that my 2 older brothers (aged 7 and 5) were wide eyes when the saw all the building still standing as all they had seen as they travelled through Europe to get to the port to board the ship was entire towns destroyed or ruined by bombs. At the time I would have been just over 3 years old. I can remember being in the camp at Bonegilla, my father leaving us there after a couple of weeks to look for work. My youngest brother being born as soon as we arrived in Australia. The family travelling for days to reach Dad once he had found a place for us to live near were he worked. Thanks for this discussion rosebug as it certainly has stirred up some memories for me. Give me another week or two and I will recall everything from that era but do not ask me where the car keys are because I will have forgotten.
11 Jun 08
I have many memories of my childhood too. Somehow, I think I have a good memory. Most of my friends hardly remember anything about theirs but I remember mine vividly. I still remember things like my first swimming experience when I was 5 years old, my kindergarten classmates and what happened during my kindergarten classes, my fights with my brother and cousins, my first bicycle riding experience and many more. I think my earliest memory was when I was 3 - 4 years old.
11 Jun 08
Hi!!!! Earliest thing that I remember............quiet difficult. I remember a incident which I have done at the age of three,I throw a piece of wood from first floor of our apartment on the head of my uncle in our neighborhood,who is standing in the ground floor,it injured him.. I think this is my first memory.