Shingle Springs, California
November 12, 2008 2:38pm CST
Was talking to my Aunt Sylvia last week and she reminded me that when she had first come to California, my parents loaned her a car so that she could go take her driver's test. She failed because the brakes on the car were so jumpy. So I said that was my Dad's Mustang. She said no, she was pretty sure it was a Mercury. So we asked Dad and sure enough it was the Mercury Comet. For some reason my brain had substituted the Mustang and I have thought for all these years that that was the car with the touchy brakes. The mind is a strange thing and in this case mine substituted a false memory, maybe because I remember the Mustang more than the Comet, we had it for longer. Does that happen to anybody here?
12 Nov 08
We all have false memories and this is a fact. Everyone in the world has false memories except my eldest sister. Her memory is accurate and as she keeps telling my other sister and myself- there is nothing wrong with her memory! Seriously, I honestly beleive that as we get older our memory becomes very selective and we remember what we want to remember. Although, pregnant and ill, I flew to the U.K. when my Daddy was dying of cancer and spent 6 weeks with him. Now this had been the marriage from hell yet they has stayed to gether 'because of the children'. Yet before I left he told me what a wonderful married life he had had with my mother. He was sincere. I was speechless. This is the way he remembered his marriage. There was no point on convincing hi of otherwise. Don't worry about it. You're just growing up!
12 Nov 08
Of course it is true my dear friend. At fifty I was starting a new career and now I am sixty and still looking for ways to earn extra money. I really am concerned what I will be doing when I am really grown up! You, my dear friend, are just a baby! Everyone ten years youngewr than you are babies and anyone ten years older than you are old. so there! Now you know. LOL
• Shingle Springs, California
2 Dec 08
I don't mix up dates but I do have a funny kind of a disassociation thing going. For example my brain will know that on the third I have an appointment and that on Wednesday I have a different appointment but not make the connection that Wednesday IS the third and that there is a conflict!
12 Nov 08
Sadly, I feel that alot of my childhood memories are something I must have dreamed up. Sometimes I go places and they feel SOOOO familiar to me only to find out I'd never been there before. I'm fairly open minded so sometimes I wonder if there is some way these could be past life memories (or not, who knows! ;p).