What is Your Happiest Childhood Memory?

China
October 29, 2009 8:24am CST
Everyone have good memories about their childhood. For me, I have so many wonderful childhood memories, but most of them are like short motion pictures in my mind. It was at that time I found out that these special moments mean a world to me and they made me the man I am today. Sometimes, some situations may remind me of some stories when I was very young. Everytime when I meet such a situation, I may want to do that again, which is next to impossible for me abviously. So, what is your happiest childhood memory? Does the childhood memory have a influence on your modern life?
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• Japan
6 Nov 09
My most happiest childhood memory... hmm, that's a very hard question. But I think it would when I was a little girl around 7-8 I think, when I was going to a Camp during the summer. There was an American Base near my home and inside they were doing a summer event called Camp Adventure! I did all sorts of fun activities there (dancing, singing, swimming, laughing mostly, lol :D) and made loads of friends! It was fun! :D I still remember those moments and recall them sometimes. It makes me nostalgic and happy at the same time! :D
@celticeagle (76189)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Oct 09
I have so many happy childhood memories. I was fortunate in that I grew up with my grandparents in my life since my mother left my father soon after I was born. My maternal grandparents were in my life up until I was in my early thirties. When I was probably six or seven I was helping my grandfather rake the leaves in the yard. I would rake mine up into a floor plan-like arrangement and pretend these piles of leaves were actually my home. My mom brought me home some Decco candy disks and I would layed them down under the leaves in what I concocted was my kitchen area in these leaves. For some reason this memory really stays with me as does a time in the Spring when my granddad was painting the garage and I would make him this fabulous lunch of mud pies. I even went to the extent of going and precuring afew eggs out of my grandmother's chicken house. If she had known about this I would have probably gone to bed without my dinner.
@udnisak (610)
• Australia
30 Oct 09
i have lots of happy childhood memories.. most of them i remember, i feel like they happend yesterday.. the day i went to school.. it is an amaxing feeling.. the day we went on trips to far away places.. the parties i had with my friends when we were kids.. all are amaxing..
• India
30 Oct 09
I do have many thrilling memories. Once I went to river for taking bath. I was not knowing swimming and without knowing the depth of the river I was moving and got drowned. I felt that I am going to leave this world. But A strong hand cot my hair and pulled me out and saved my life. He was a dhobi washing cloths nearby. It was shocking. No member of my family knows about this till to-day
@sublime03 (1580)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
I have to admit, my childhood was the best. I have all these super happy memories with my brothers. We were all so close and bonded that there were no sad moments. I was care-free and had no worries in life that was how I viewed life before and that is why I can say my whole childhood was the happiest all thru out.
@jlamela (4910)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
I have so many happy childhood memories that's why every time I am depressed and frustrated with my life now I will have to go back down memory lane to be inspired. I grew up in the province, my life there was very simple and no complication. My family lived in a farm until I was six years old. My life in a farm was so wonderful and very happy,we had a huge corn and rice field and every afternoon I sat facing mountain and lakes and listen to the chirping of the birds, then every morning we had breakfast near the beach. The presence of my paternal grandparents (they were now both gone)were so sweet then because they used to carry me around the valley when my grandfather will tightrope his carabaos. Then during Christmas we had family reunion, a very happy celebration. At Christmas eve, me and my friends will go around our place for caroling and at 5:00am we had to sit at the seaside and ate "kakanin"we got from caroling. It was a very memorable childhood, nothing compares.Life was so uncomplicated and no hassle.
@salonga (24483)
• Philippines
30 Oct 09
I've had a very playful childhood. As a child there is nothing in my mind but to play, play and play. So I do understand now when the kids will sometimes not eat so that they could keep on playing. I did that as well. Anyway, I have a basically happy childhood. I have so many playmates and we would play from morning till evening. Technology was not yet so advanced then so there were no computers that kids get so involved with. All we had in mind was to go out and gather together and we would play and compete in groups and it would be really exciting and fun. Whenever I play I was at my happiest mood!
@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
30 Oct 09
I would have to say that Christmas was always the happiest time for me as a kid. I remember going to bed with a burning excitement; the only other time I felt such excitement as an adult was the night before my wedding. I remember a similar feeling before going to the beach and things like that. It’s a shame that we lose that excitement as we grow up and the simple pleasures no longer bring that same longing.
@drannhh (14680)
• United States
30 Oct 09
I am inclined to be happy on the slightest provocation--it is just my nature, but my childhood was not exactly a happy one. I had parents who were inclined to violence and constantly quarreled. I guess my happiest childhood moment was living beyond childhood. But the place I liked most to go as a child was deep into the forest. Being alone in nature was very special. I still feel that way. As a child, though, I took more chances because I felt I had less to loose. Now life is good and I am more careful. That dims it a little, but I'd rather be happy than not.
• Canada
30 Oct 09
Every time I am lonely, I will talk to my father, as he always comforts me and advises me the correct choice in deciding. It reminds me of younger times when my father played with me - - - Carefree, and exciting feeling. The childhood memory of my father always comforts me during any problems, as my father formed my ways of deciding. It's always good to be a child again! :D
• China
30 Oct 09
I think I'm happy in the entire childhood, I have two sisters, and we always play together, though sometimes we will argue about something, we still have a very happy time. So I don't feel alone when I was a child, my farther was working far away home when I was a child, he gone home once a month, so now I feel I am closer to my mom.
@Keola12 (715)
• United States
30 Oct 09
My happiest child hood memory was when my parents and I took a trip to Greece. In my father's village where his parents lived, I would often go to one of the local cafe's with my grandfather in the later part of the afternoon to have a pastry and a soda.
• Malaysia
30 Oct 09
Well, I remembered one particular moment very well. That is when I was given my first doll. It was a great thing those days to receive a doll. How I treasured it. Today, as I recall it, tears well in my eyes in fond nostalgia!
@stiid55 (301)
29 Oct 09
Hi getbrowser, i always think of my childhood memories when i was about 4 or 5 because i got my first new shiny red bike with all the stabilizers and a horn on it, i keep thinking of that bike even today and my little first dog named sandy which i cannot think what happened to her but these were fond memories for me as my parents was still married then and they was happy times for us all, thanks for the question.
@airasheila (5461)
• Philippines
29 Oct 09
With regard to your question, my happiest childhood memory is the time when I graduated with an honor to our class. It was during my elementary days, 1st grade to be exact, I was chosen as the first honor on the whole section of grade 1. My parents was so happy then when they awarded to me the first medal. They are so proud on me while going up on the stage. They even ask me, what gift I wanted during those times. I simply ask for a pair of slippers. During those times, there is a well-known brand of slippers I like and I requested it to be a gift for me then.
@risaree (23)
• United States
29 Oct 09
I think we all have alot of fond memories when we were kids and it is hard to pick just one. Right now as I am thinking, I would have to say that one of my fondest memory is spending time on my uncle's farm in Mexico. I remember how much fun it was because those were days when we were allowed to jump in hastacks in our bare feet. Then we would all climb into the back of his truck and drive into town. Sometimes my uncle would sneak us candy when my aunt was not looking. And then my aunt not wanting to be left out would make us some good mexican hot chocolate. We each had a horse of our very own and we could ride for ours around the farm and into town. When my uncle passed away a few years ago, I cried for days. He was my favorite uncle.
• United States
29 Oct 09
One of my happiest childhood memories and I have several is when my father would load the family in the car and we would all go to the drive In movies on Friday's. I thought that was just so much fun to see a movie on the big screen out doors. Also one Christmas I received my first Barbie doll and I thought that was the best Christmas ever. These memories have stuck in my mind and when I get a little sad I often think of these wonderful childhood memories.
@Hatley (118427)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Oct 09
hi getbrowser my happiest memories were the strawberry mornings and watermelon afternoons in summer on our farm. In the summer mornings when it was still cooler we went down to the strawberry patch and picked all the fragrant warm ripe red strawberries and took them up to our house for selling some, for canning, and for just plain eating. then in the hot afternoon sun we went down to the watermelon patch and pulled the ripest melons from the vines. my grandpa loaded them onto his wheelbarrow and let me sit atop of the huge watermelons he trundled to our house.there we sold some, ate some, and canned some. Those were carefree happy days with delicious fruit and family warmth and just plain fun.
@cbjones (1157)
• United States
29 Oct 09
I have more than a few great childhood memories I wouldn't mind reminiscing about right now. Hard to decide which one though. The thing is, some of those memories lead into some not so pleasant memories I would like to forget about. A lot of it was my own fault too. Example: Going to Six Flags with my family was pretty neat. It wasn't Disney World, but it was still a great experience none the less. At some point, I managed to join some kind of mascot hating gang of kids. We attacked some guy, and may have made him cry. It was a lot of fun, till my folks got a hold of me...
@kykidd (6825)
• United States
29 Oct 09
One of my greatest childhood memories was when I was about 11 years old. I was going through some really rough times in my life, and it seemed like everyone else had something to do except for me. My sister was going to an amusement park with her friends family. I was to be left home alone. After the friend came in and got my sister, they went out for a minute and then came back in. My sister asked me if I wanted to go along with them. The friends' father's employer had bought the tickets and provided a picnic lunch for everyone. The amusement park was about an hour and a half away, so it wasn't too far. But somewhere that we rarely could afford to go. I had so much fun with my sister and her friend. Her parents were extremely nice, and we even got to stop and get pizza on our way home, which is my favorite food. I will never forget that day! I think different things that happen in our lives are what make us what and who we are today. Whether it is the good times or the bad, we cannot change them, but we most certainly have learned from them. Experience makes all the difference in the world!