So...Just How Far Back Does YOUR Memory Go?

@Maggiepie (7821)
United States
February 12, 2011 9:01pm CST
I'm surprised by people who say that they only recall events after they turn five or six. I even heard one radio psychologist claim that brains younger than that simply haven't the ability to do retain anything but the most traumatic events, & even then, more often than not are forgotten. So why is it I remember many events from as early as my first yeah--even before I had speech, & most are not "traumatic," but mundane? And I've proven it to family members! Here's just one example: My Mother was quite sure I'd imagined having a yellow baby blanket with satin edges, but I could still remember it! It was square, & a soft, sunny yellow, & I loved it dearly. It gave me great comfort, & therefore, it was important to me, though she'd forgotten it even existed. One late Autumn day Mom & I were at my grandmother's farm, & we were taking out the stored quilts for the coming winter. They were stored in a giant steamer trunk in my Grandmother's bedroom, & I'd never opened it before. We removed a huge stack of Grandma's gorgeous home-made quilts, & another stack of blankets. Since it was a family reunion, this emptied out the who trunk. At the very bottom there was one more item. My beloved yellow baby blanket! I peeled it off the wooden board & ran to Mom, crying, "Here it is, Mother! This is the blanket you said I never had!" Mom looked dumbfounded. "Well, I'll be darned!" she said. "You were right! I remember, now...so that's where it wound up!" Of course, it could be argued that my losing it was "traumatic," & that's why I remembered it, but I have numerous events stored in my head of just everyday things, such as Mom giving me coloring books & showing me what to do, & one--before I knew speech, & before I was out of diapers (which went away by the time I was ONE)--when I recall Mom picking me up & turning around so that I suddenly had a view out the window. Outside lay several railroad tracks. I remember enjoying the closeness of our bodies as I peered over her shoulder. Years later I'm able to put words to something I didn't realize at the time. I also remembered a sound (unable to identify it then, or even know the word "sound"), I had no clue what it was I saw out of the window. But periodically I remember hearing a loud roar. I was too young to even conceive of being frightened by it. It just was. Now, of course, I know what the roar was: trains passing. They vibrated my whole body. But that's adult "after-knowledge." I don't really associate this memory with the trains except I observed that what I now know are "tracks" were just outside. In this memory, I was warm, loved & content. No trauma involved. I could give you lots more examples, but then my desk would tip over, & you'd quit reading. I just want to ask you this: What is the furthest back you can remember? I think perhaps the fact that I was a cesarean baby, & didn't get forced through the birth canal (talk about trauma! Why can't folks recall that!? ) might be a reason my memory goes back to a few months old. What do you think? Maggiepie "Never do anything you don't want to explain to the paramedics!" ~ Quote found by "Elic Behexen," fellow MyLotter & BFF
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
13 Feb 11
I have some fleeting images of early places, but nothing firm. I have a very bad memory right now and I can't even remember things besides simple picture. Nothing I would call a memory.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
13 Feb 11
I sympathize deeply with you, as I used to have a bad memory for short term things (mostly), & it caused me a world of grief! Finally I was tested for something I'd never even heard of: sleep apnea. Turned out to be the reason for the problem. With sleep apnea, without knowing it, one awakes hundreds of times a night for seconds at a time, & therefore doesn't become rested. Add to that the fact that the reason one awakens at all is because one's body forgets to breathe, & the oxygen deprivation robs one of one's ability to think & remember clearly when awake the next day, plus the disturbing news that one could even die unless it's treated, means one quickly learns to love one's night-time C-pap (or in my case, my bi-pap) machine. I'd had this problem my entire life, but it was undiagnosed & misdiagnosed by many, even at one point being put down to "female problems!" (I still want to clock that "doctor" every time I think of that! ) Thank God for Elic, who helped me keep looking 'til I found the correct answer. Have you been tested? Perhaps your problem could be as simple to fix! Maggiepie "Never do anything you don't want to explain to the paramedics!" ~ Quote found by "Elic Behexen," fellow MyLotter & BFF
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
13 Feb 11
I have thought about being tested for that a couple of times because many of my coworkers in NC had that problem and it does sound like me. I know my dad had that problem and it wasn't treated. I was told he had a "silent" heart attack, but I really think it was sleep apnea. It wouldn't surprise me if I have that problem. Of course right now, I am fighting a cancer recurrence so I don't know if it is worth trying to look into that until the other problem is taken care of. Thanks for the suggestion.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Feb 11
Trust me, if your insurance covers it, it's worth it! It takes one night of being wired to the gills with electronic monitors, & you'll know. If it is sleep apnea, a simple machine will fix it! Plus you might need oxygen, & if you do, they'll let you know. I sleep better & remember far better than I ever have, & if you're fighting cancer, it'll help remove stress! By the way, MyLot has NOT been sending me notices even when I get first responses! I had NO IDEA I was up to 3 pages of replies! Maggiepie "Depending upon politicians to uncover corruption is like asking a burglar to guard your family treasure." ~ Evan Hunter (Mylotter)
@GardenGerty (96670)
• Marion, Kansas
13 Feb 11
I can remember back to a year or two. I have some things I "see" when I shut my eyes that I think might be something I saw, pre language, if you know what I mean. I heard a speaker once who talked about a case where a child remembered stuff from when her mother was pregnant. It was traumatic stuff, though. The earlier we have a concept of speech the further back our memories go, I know that much. I can tell some of what I remember, now, because I have words for the images, but before I had words they were just images, or as you say about the train, just impressions.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
13 Feb 11
Yes! I do know what you mean; that's precisely what I was trying to describe! Actually, I remember learning to talk, though I did,'t really talk 'til I was two. I recall how it felt & sounded to try to make words, the fun I had teaching my tongue to make buzzy noises, e.g., & the like. I didn't limit myself to human speech, but imitated animals & insects (I could do a great warble-y dirt dauber hum!) & other sounds. Then, finally, when I turned two, I felt ready to reveal my new trick. I started making sentences...& some would say that's the last time I was ever silent! Seriously, it is typical of me to rehearse anything I plan to say or do for a long time, until I'm certain I have it down right, before I launch! Maggiepie "Never do anything you don't want to explain to the paramedics!" ~ Quote found by "Elic Behexen," fellow MyLotter & BFF
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@GardenGerty (96670)
• Marion, Kansas
13 Feb 11
You were probably an exceptional child. I believe you may be correct that you were less damaged because of the C section. A little bit before my kids were born there was a birth philosophy going on focusing on limiting the birth trauma, saying that children would be healthier and more intelligent and less likely to have problems if the birth was more calm and less stressful. I had a sister in law who had one of these special births with her second child.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
13 Feb 11
Well, I'd blush for the implied compliments, except...I had nothing to do with my method of birth (or is that my hatching? LOL!). Well, only in-so-far as the joke I've always told that I'd always loved to sleep late, & as proof, I offered my cesarean birth; Mom & Dad & the doctors waited & waited, & finally, after I was a couple of weeks past my due date--they just came in & got me! Maggiepie (the "exceptional") "Never do anything you don't want to explain to the paramedics!" ~ Quote found by "Elic Behexen," fellow MyLotter & BFF
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@uath13 (8207)
• United States
13 Feb 11
I once described the motorcycle & house one of our former neighbors to my mother. Apparently I'd seen them out of the window from my crib. Of course now I do good to remember yesterday...
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
13 Feb 11
So why is it, do you think, that some can't recall early memories, & why would psychologists state that it's nearly impossible to because our brains simply haven't developed enough? What do we who remember know that they don't? Maggiepie "Never do anything you don't want to explain to the paramedics!" ~ Quote found by "Elic Behexen," fellow MyLotter & BFF
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@uath13 (8207)
• United States
13 Feb 11
There's usually not much we remember at that time though. I have ONE memory. That makes them 99% correct.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Feb 11
But I have LOTS of them! Plus, as I think I said, or if not, here it is, one "expert" said our brains simply "aren't developed enough" to recall anything less than major trauma! I don't think the huge majority of my memories qualify for that! By the way, MyLot has NOT been sending me notices even when I get first responses! I had NO IDEA I was up to 3 pages of replies! Maggiepie "Depending upon politicians to uncover corruption is like asking a burglar to guard your family treasure." ~ Evan Hunter (Mylotter)
@ElicBxn (60763)
• United States
13 Feb 11
We moved to Texas when I was about 22 months old. However, I remember looking out a window from a dark room, to a couple of figures that I knew were my mother and my brother and they were building me a snow man. I also remember being angry, so I guess that might a traumatic thing... Years later my mom remembered one time when I was about 14 months old and caught a cold and was too sick to go outside, so she and my brother, who wasn't sick and wanted to go out, went out and built me a snowman. I vaguely recall the house we lived in when we first came to Texas, little things like there wasn't a curb on the street then, and going across the street to the church that was across the street. That was in either 1955 when we got here or 1956 before we moved into the house my parents built.
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@ElicBxn (60763)
• United States
13 Feb 11
you know me, most of them went into the field to figure out what's wrong with them!
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Feb 11
Having known more than my share, I KNOW that's true; they've even told me so! By the way, MyLot has NOT been sending me notices even when I get first responses! I had NO IDEA I was up to 3 pages of replies! Maggiepie "Depending upon politicians to uncover corruption is like asking a burglar to guard your family treasure." ~ Evan Hunter (Mylotter)
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@Catana (736)
• United States
13 Feb 11
Babies develop at different rates, and their brains develop at different rates. There's plenty of anecdotal evidence that people remember things as far back as their first year. I was born in 1937, and I remember an exhibit from the World's Fair of 1939 that I was taken to. I also remember scenes from a summer vacation when I was probably around the same age or just a little older. Traumatic events tend to be remembered best, but perfectly ordinary events are also retained if they're impressive enough.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
13 Feb 11
Well, experience tells me it's true, yet "experts" disagree! Why do you suppose that is? And what a wonderful memory you have! I've envied forever those lucky enough to have attended that fair! You ought to post your memories! Maggiepie "Never do anything you don't want to explain to the paramedics!" ~ Quote found by "Elic Behexen," fellow MyLotter & BFF
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• Australia
13 Feb 11
My memory is shocking but I am good at remembering dates, etc...My earliest memory would have to be when I was about 2 1/2 & yes, it was a traumatic experience...i almost drowned at the beach but my cousin pulled me out...I remember I was paddling in the shallow water but you know how the sand can be uneven? Well, I fell into one of the sand holes & the water was just that bit taller than me...i still remember going under the water...other than that, my next memory would be playing in pre school with my friends & doing arts & craft & I was 4.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
13 Feb 11
Yep! That's textbook traumatic, all right! I'm sure I'd remember such a scary event! But the arts & crafts & the playing--not traumatic--are more the test cases I was talking about. Not stressful. So again I must ask--why do "experts" say we can't remember early days, when clearly, we do? Maggiepie "Never do anything you don't want to explain to the paramedics!" ~ Quote found by "Elic Behexen," fellow MyLotter & BFF
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
13 Feb 11
I have memories going back to about 3 or 4. They are not crystal clear and full of details but I remember specific times with my mom or partial conversations. Great memory you had! I think you remember it more for the comfort it gave you!
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Feb 11
Perhaps I did at that, Laglen. My early childhood was relatively smooth, but after I started public school (at 5 & a half--in 1st grade), & especially after my mom remarried, life became very difficult for me in many ways, so I guess having mostly good memories--& so many of them!--did fortify me against the storms to come. By the way, MyLot has NOT been sending me notices even when I get first responses! I had NO IDEA I was up to 3 pages of replies! Maggiepie "Depending upon politicians to uncover corruption is like asking a burglar to guard your family treasure." ~ Evan Hunter (Mylotter)[/b]
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@laglen (19782)
• United States
28 Feb 11
no worries dear. I am sorry your childhood led to harder times. I think if we all look back, it happened to most of us. My parents divorced when I was two so yeah, we had the shaky too.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
13 Feb 11
Now that IS a god memory. I remember being one or 2 and my Uncle who was in the Army was home on leave and he was pushing my swing for me in the back yard of where we lived then. I also remeber learning to roller skate neighbor girl helped me on at the falls I had lolololol other than that I dont remeber anyting til I was 5
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Feb 11
My dad used to push me on a swing in our front yard in Houston. One day I was on it, & by myself, & the rope broke. I cried when I fell, & it was he who came running out of the door to scoop me up. That was traumatic, though I really wasn't hurt, just scared by it. I was two when that happened. By the way, MyLot has NOT been sending me notices even when I get first responses! I had NO IDEA I was up to 3 pages of replies! Maggiepie "Depending upon politicians to uncover corruption is like asking a burglar to guard your family treasure." ~ Evan Hunter (Mylotter)[/b]
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Feb 11
Arent dads wonderful!. ya have to get on to mylot and find out why you aent getting them I get all mine I think1 dont seem to fail getting any hugssssssssss
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
13 Feb 11
I think it's wonderful that u can remember so far back . I really can't remember anything that happened when i was that young. I have heard stories about things i did but don't remember. I remember one incident before i started to school but not much else.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Feb 11
[b]I don't remember it, but my crazy aunt O. told me I was nasty to her when I was little, spitting at her & kicking her, but frankly, I think she probably hallucinated it, being borderline schizophrenic, as I always loved her & found her fascinating...plus, that just wasn't my style! By the way, MyLot has NOT been sending me notices even when I get first responses! I had NO IDEA I was up to 3 pages of replies! Maggiepie "Depending upon politicians to uncover corruption is like asking a burglar to guard your family treasure." ~ Evan Hunter (Mylotter)[/b]
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Feb 11
Sorry for bolding! Dunno how that happened!!!
@sid556 (31006)
• United States
13 Feb 11
Hi Maggiepie, Well, I don't have a lot of memories from very very young like you have but I do have some and they also amazed my mother. I remember my uncle who at the time, lived across the street. I remember visiting him and walking in the chicken coops with him while he tended his chickens. I remember he had a Minor bird that would sit on his shoulder and he swore it could talk although I never heard it speak. I remember clearly the day my little brother was born and I was 3. I don't think any of my memories go back further than age 3 like yours. Now that is amazing.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Feb 11
I've often wondered if there are any others like me, but so far, all I have is anecdotal reports, usually someone saying they've heard of them, but I've never met anyone. I love the mynah bird story! They can talk, so I guess you just kept missing it! I'd like to do just that, but I don't know where to go or whom to ask! By the way, MyLot has NOT been sending me notices even when I get first responses! I had NO IDEA I was up to 3 pages of replies! Maggiepie "Depending upon politicians to uncover corruption is like asking a burglar to guard your family treasure." ~ Evan Hunter (Mylotter)
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@Tek_Man (25)
• Canada
13 Feb 11
That's actually really amazing. Because I'm not that old and I can remeber quite a bit of stuff from when I was three. However I do have one or two memories from when I was two. And it's strange because one of the memories I have is just me in the car on a trip. I was only about one and a half at the time so it's very odd that I can remember that. As there is no reason for me to remember.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Feb 11
I agree! I know traveling was always exciting for me, but hardly ever traumatic. I still love to travel, in fact, though my health really doesn't permit it any more...shahh, like my finances would... Anyway, only a tiny number here do seem to recall much before 5 years, & of those, only one has a memory such as mine! By the way, MyLot has NOT been sending me notices even when I get first responses! I had NO IDEA I was up to 3 pages of replies! Maggiepie "Depending upon politicians to uncover corruption is like asking a burglar to guard your family treasure." ~ Evan Hunter (Mylotter)[/b]
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
13 Feb 11
I can well remember things from before my school days. Sometimes these memories are locked so faer away they can almost seem like a dream. It is almost like another person living these memories but it is you that you see.
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Feb 11
Not to me. Mine are crystal clear, involving all the senses. Sometimes I'll be reminded by a long-gone scent, such as the hideous stench of ringworm medicine, or the waft of violets, which returns me instantly to a shady grove I loved to go to near my grandparents' farm. Whatever, I am there. In a nanosecond. I even recall the chill of the wooden floor & how close to it I was when gazing up early in the morning--before anyone else was up--at the mantelpiece over our cold fireplace. The early light was so pure & clear, & the dust motes sparkled in the sunbeams flowing through the tall country windows. By the way, MyLot has NOT been sending me notices even when I get first responses! I had NO IDEA I was up to 3 pages of replies! Maggiepie "Depending upon politicians to uncover corruption is like asking a burglar to guard your family treasure." ~ Evan Hunter (Mylotter)[/b]
• United States
13 Feb 11
I remember very few things from before I was about 12, but I have a few memories of events that happened when I was as young as three years old. One thing I remember is going out with a salt shaker and trying to put salt on a bird's tail to catch it (I saw that in a cartoon)! I also remember my on third birthday looking up at the sky, and a lot of very mundane things that nobody else would be interested in.
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Feb 11
Hee! Salting a bird's tail...I think I saw that same 'toon. It sounds familiar. But I never saw TV 'til I was 8--my family thought they were evil. Then my dad gave me one for Christmas, & my grandma got hooked on soaps...& that was that! I think that since your memories weren't based on traumas, that means you're at least somewhat like me. By the way, MyLot has NOT been sending me notices even when I get first responses! I had NO IDEA I was up to 3 pages of replies! Maggiepie "Depending upon politicians to uncover corruption is like asking a burglar to guard your family treasure." ~ Evan Hunter (Mylotter)[/b]
@megamatt (14331)
• United States
13 Feb 11
That is a tricky one to state. It seems with each passing year, there are fragments of memory that I can recall to a certain point. Really a lot of the time before I was like about ten was a bit of a blur, but there are a lot of fragmented memories. Things that I would never forget as long as I live. There are just some vague memories and dreams that I have had, that really do lead to intriguing memories. I really think that I do have some fragments back to when I was two. It gets more vivid with each passing year up until ten years ago. I do imagine that if I concentrated hard enough, I could remember. Then again, it would be down to how much I was paying attention during those early years. I think that part of the reason that we don't remember too far back, is because we weren't really paying that much attention.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Feb 11
Maybe that's partly what makes me a writer & & artist; I do pay attention! By the way, MyLot has NOT been sending me notices even when I get first responses! I had NO IDEA I was up to 3 pages of replies! Maggiepie "Depending upon politicians to uncover corruption is like asking a burglar to guard your family treasure." ~ Evan Hunter (Mylotter)[/b]
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
13 Feb 11
My memory goes back to 3 years old, but only because I had sunburn all over my body. Had to be between two damp sheets that had to be changed every few hours. The pain was awful. Then I don't remember anything until 5 years old. Most stuff they say, is an average. When you don't fall into the categories, you very from the average or what the majority of people in a study turned up. So you have an above average or more memory or they just didn't take enough people for the sample. Nesxt time, tell them to test you. There was a show about people who remembered every day of their lives, so they must be way different from the norm. Take care.
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Feb 11
I'd like to do just that, but I don't know where to go or whom to ask! I'm dreadfully sorry yours was a really awful trauma. I got horribly sunburned once at Galveston, & for 6 weeks, the only thing I could wear was the bathing suit in which I fell asleep in on the beach! YowyowWOWow that hurt!!! By the way, MyLot has NOT been sending me notices even when I get first responses! I had NO IDEA I was up to 3 pages of replies! Maggiepie "Depending upon politicians to uncover corruption is like asking a burglar to guard your family treasure." ~ Evan Hunter (Mylotter)
@karank (24)
• Hong Kong
13 Feb 11
My memory is pretty short! All I remember is my days as a Year 7 student and after, before that, it's all a blur to me! I can't really recall anything from before I was 12.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Feb 11
KARANK: Have you ever thought about having yourself checked out for some kind of brain trauma? That is very unusual... By the way, MyLot has NOT been sending me notices even when I get first responses! I had NO IDEA I was up to 3 pages of replies! Maggiepie "Depending upon politicians to uncover corruption is like asking a burglar to guard your family treasure." ~ Evan Hunter (Mylotter)
@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
13 Feb 11
It is interesting as to how far back some people can remember things in their lives. I can remember events and things from back to when I was about 2 years old. I wasn't sure at one point if I actually remembered these things or if I had just drawn some kind of conclusion in my mind, so I asked my mother. I described the layout of the house that we lived in when I was 2, to a t, and she assured me that there had never been any discussion of that so how else would I know. I also questioned about events that I remembered, and she confirmed those also. So about the furthest back I can remember is 2 years of age. I don't buy into the whole traumatic event idea, since these were in no way traumatic events.
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
13 Feb 11
Exactly! Chalk up another case which disproves the "experts!" Maybe a better question I should've asked is: why are "experts" allowed to keep that designation when they are clearly wrong?? Maggiepie "Never do anything you don't want to explain to the paramedics!" ~ Quote found by "Elic Behexen," fellow MyLotter & BFF
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
13 Feb 11
I guess my earliest memories go back to when I was about 3. I remember being allowed to go to the end of our lawn and stand by a tree and wait for my brother to get off the bus. (He was in 1st grade and 3 yrs older) Then I remember my one Aunt's kitchen before it was remodeled and there was a door (that is now walled over.) Pictures from the remodel calculate me to about 3 1/2 there. I had a recurring dream about this barn being on our farm for many years. I'm in this huge barn and I'm lost in it because there's so many different stalled areas. When I wake up it was so vivid I could draw a floor plan haha. About a month ago I was working on a scrapbook of my early farm years and lo and behold I found a really old picture of this barn. It was the same one in my dreams, and showed all kinds of stall areas inside for animals and equipment. The note on the picture said when it was torn down, and the date would make me about 3. I am wondering now if I ever wandered off and got lost in there when I was little! Have a nice Valentines Maggiepie :-)
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
13 Feb 11
Wow! I also have dreams very often of places I've lived. Vivid ones! See, now, here again, yours aren't traumatic dreams, just sweet early memories. More & more it seems the "experts" are clueless, & that I'm not unique in having retained my early memories, although, so far, mine do seem to go further back than the rest who replied here. I wish I knew why. If we could discover the reason(s), perhaps we'd have insight into why we even have forgetfulness, maybe even a way to cure Alzheimer's--who knows? You have a great St. Valentine's day, too! Maggiepie "Never do anything you don't want to explain to the paramedics!" ~ Quote found by "Elic Behexen," fellow MyLotter & BFF
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@alaskanray (4642)
• United States
13 Feb 11
Hi, Mags...memory is a tricky thing and very individual. The farther back I go in my mind, the vaguer the memories are but I do recall one memory, which I have to think is the earliest one, where I was in the playpen with my kid sister and I was interpreting the adults' talk for her. We are just 16 months apart so she would have probably been around 18 months and I would have been close to three years old. We had our own language and could talk to each other but the adults couldn't understand us, neither could my sister understand the adults but I could understand both. It's one of my favorite memories. The next thing I remember vividly was when I was four...and probably because the story has been retold by my older sisters so often. We were all at the neighbor's house and this kid was holding a knife and scaring me with it. I started crying and my baby sister...who would have been about 2 and a half...came over and told him to "Leave my big sister alone!" I have many memories from when I was four, actually. We were living in the Douglas house and it had two bathrooms, one of which had a shower stall rather than a bathtub. It was my first time in a shower as our Auke Bay house only had a tub. I remember building my first snowman that winter, too...which was pretty small and pathetic. I had lots of fond memories from the Douglas house when I was four including a treehouse. My dad moved us back to Auke Bay the following spring but we were back in Douglas when I was nine and I remember being so disappointed because the people my father had rented the house to in the interim had trashed it so that a lot of the things I loved when I was four were no longer there...or were there but wrecked...including the treehouse.
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• United States
16 Feb 11
Maggie...you know what an "expert" is, right? A has-been drip!
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Feb 11
Yep! An overpaid has-been drip! I think that since your memories weren't based on traumas, that means you're at least somewhat like me. By the way, MyLot has NOT been sending me notices even when I get first responses! I had NO IDEA I was up to 3 pages of replies! Maggiepie "Depending upon politicians to uncover corruption is like asking a burglar to guard your family treasure." ~ Evan Hunter (Mylotter)[/b]
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• United States
28 Feb 11
I know what you mean...my notices are pretty hit and miss with mylot, too. Sometimes I get a notice and other times I don't.
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
27 Feb 11
Well Maggie I can remember something that happened at the age of me being 3 years old and that was the beautiful Doll I got for Christmas from my Auntie she was beautiful, there is a few things I remember at that age but I do remember from the age of 5 everything but wish I did not lol Hope you are feeling much better
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Feb 11
Nice memory! I remember a baby doll I had when I was 2--which a neighbor kid took from me & threw over the fence! It was so weedy I thought it was too hard to find, even if I could've gotten through the fence. I told my mom, but oddly, I don't recall what--if anything--she did! Oh well. I was really sad, that I know, & angry. Why is your memory after 5 years something you wish you couldn't access?? Yes, I'm doing MUCH better! Thank you! Maggiepie "Depending upon politicians to uncover corruption is like asking a burglar to guard your family treasure." ~ Evan Hunter (Mylotter)