What's your earliest memory

March 9, 2007 6:09am CST
My earliest memory is my dad drawing a picture of a dog in my lunch money wallet ready for me starting nursery when I was between 3-4, i've still got the wallet!
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• Philippines
9 Mar 07
I was only some months old then, crawling was the best I can do to move around. I still remember that my mom used to keep me within her sight at the balcony of the house while she will be doing her chores. I still have full recall of how I used to climb the stairs of our wooden house. Life was perfect as it was. It is bad that we all have to grow up. I will always give a yes if given the choice to live life again in the farm which used to be our residence.
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@ironstruck (2299)
• Canada
9 Mar 07
I think I was about the same age (around 3) It was xmas and in my family people opened their presents at midnight. I was in bed because I couldn't stay awake and people kept waling in with armload of presents for me and putting them on the bed. I would open some and then fall asleep again.
@wolfie34 (26816)
• United Kingdom
14 Mar 07
My earliest recollection was at four, it was my birthday and mum had been slaving away in the kitchen making a cake for me, she used chocolate buttons (my favourite) to make the number four on top of the cake, she brought it in and laid it on the table with all the other party food. When she returned she found I had chocolate all around my face and hardly a chocolate button left on the cake! She was NOT pleased! My hands were covered in chocolate so I couldn't blame the dog!
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14 Mar 07
sounds like something I'd do too! It's not related to my earliest memory but when I was about 6 I lifted our cat onto the kitchen work surface not realising there was a new iced cake nearby, the cat licked all the cream off until it was bare and guess who got the blame!
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
i can remember some when i was learning to walk straight w/o help, a little over 1 year. but a clearer memory is when i was 1 yr and 9 months old. my sisters pulled me out of a bunch of old toys i was playing and brought me to a photo studio so i could have my picture taken. i was crying, because they deprived me of my playtime and i remembered it was a hated 2:00 in the afternoon, almost just before my afternoon nap. and boy, it was a hot afternoon indeed! it was summer in the philippines. i think i only stopped making sad faces when they promised to buy me some ice cream afterwards. :)
14 Mar 07
I read somewhere that our earliest memory may not actually be a memory that we remember but instead something that is recounted to us by a friend or family at a later date and then we remember it that way, what do you think is it possible to remember something at the age of 1?
@rosie_123 (6118)
9 Mar 07
I was 18 months old, when, rather stupidly I ran full tilt into an old dresser with very sharp corners! The resulting wound meant my poor Mother was convinced I had poked my ees out completely:-(( And I was rushed to Casualty through the snowy streets with my Mother screaming and crying. People say you can't remember back that far, but I can honestly remember the snow, and the Casualty Department, and my Mum screaming because they wouldn't let her through with me when I had my stiches. Of course, they would do now, but that was 40 years ago, and rules in Hopistals were stricter then! Oh - and thankfully I didn't lose my eye, though I have a pretty impressive scar by the side of my eye to this very day - great what make-up can do to hide it though!
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
9 Mar 07
My first day of nursery school. I remember being so shy that I didn't want to go sit with the other children. I also remember my dad coming to my class and reading stories to us, and two little boys who kept play fighting and he would have to make them stop! Funny thing is that I remember that day but my dad doesn't!
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