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I Want to Know Your Earliest Memory

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    I Was a Soft-hearted Prankster Kid! - I was almost 2 years old, and had the annoying habit of asking anyone I could to read to me. My favorite (and least favorite) is Three Little...
    yoyo101 yoyo101 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 31, 2008

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    Just One Of Them. - I think possibly one of my earliest memores of all is of being in hospital for an operation to shorten my eye tendons. I remember not being able to open my eyes...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 16, 2012

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    Pretty Sure It Happened! - My earliest memory is a dimly lit hallway in what must have been a hotel. I remember see it from upside down (as though being held), saying goodbye to a...
    juneeily juneeily 22-25, F Aug 17, 2012

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    Neil Armstrong... - One of the most clear memories that I have from my childhood, was sitting at home with my family on July 20, 1969, and watching Neil Armstrong set foot on the...
    justme4576 justme4576 51-55 Aug 25, 2012

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    Separation - Mine was about the age of three. I remember clothes hanging in a doorway , a violent arguement , my mom crying and then gone . A memory i wish i did not have.
    redheadsrule redheadsrule 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2008

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    Afraid of the Dark - I remember being in a crib and the room was dark.I was crying out"mommy".The door was opened with a bit of light showing from another room.I knew she...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 7 Responses Apr 6, 2008

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    Story #246 Watching Grandpa Shave - I don't know how young I was, but I remember watching through the bars of my crib and seeing Grandpa shaving. He would put the shaving cream on...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 3 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Earliest Memories - I have a lot of memories from when I was little. I think the earliest one was when I was one and a half. (I'm actually not sure if this was a REAL memory or if...
    lila13a lila13a 18-21, F Sep 7, 2012

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    When I Was 3.. - Mouth full of soap.A disgusting taste.Eyes filled with tears,A frightned heart..No love around.Only two words: "Stop it!!"Grabbed by the armSat in the corner.In a...
    xLoveYoux xLoveYoux 18-21 Aug 3, 2011

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    Bees!!! - My earliest memory is being on the 4 year old kindergarten playground.  I was hanging on the monkey bars when a bee stung one of my fingers. I remember letting go and...
    CreateTVT CreateTVT 22-25 Sep 4, 2011

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    The Gas Mask. - I was born with a hernia that was not repaired until I was three year's old. Back then they still used a gas mask to put you to sleep and it terrified me having...
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M Apr 2, 2012

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    Christmas Morning - It was probably when i was about 2 or 3 but i remember my dad leaving on Christmas morning and my brother and i trying so hard to make him stay. My older...
    WeirdAnLovable WeirdAnLovable 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2012

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    Stardust - The first memory I ever had is of stars. All around me. Above me, blinks of white, more stars. So many stars all around me, and I was floating among them (or was I...
    Barlong Barlong 22-25, F Dec 26, 2011

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    Only About Two Or Three Seconds Of Memory. - I have a confused impression (as if I was being rotated around in a circle) of the band room at San Bernardino Valley College. I know...
    Voodoolou Voodoolou 22-25, F Jan 7, 2012

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    Waking Up - This is the earliest I can ever remember...I just remember waking up one day, I sat up in bed. I had Lion King bed sheets and the sun was shining through my window. And...
    rmpquin rmpquin 16-17, F Apr 2, 2011

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    Bee Stings - i was 2 years old and i had toddled out to the bee hives with my dog chester.  some how, i managed to get the bee hive top off. OMG,  Bees were stinging me...
    morningstarr morningstarr 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2008

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    Concrete, Beer, Cricket and a Cat. - My earliest memory is a juxtaposition of sensations.  Cold conrete on my bare legs, sitting on a door step, the door frame is greenyblue...
    auroraaustralis auroraaustralis 22-25 2 Responses Dec 15, 2008

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    Fixin' The Car With Dad - My first memory was when I was three years old. I was outside on the driveway of my parents' house, and my dad was under his car as usual. You see, my dad...
    crimrose crimrose 18-21, F Sep 4, 2011

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    Underwater - It's going to sound really strange. I was swimming under water. At first, I was enjoying the feeling of being completely surrounded by blue. Then I felt like I needed...
    Spankmesweetly Spankmesweetly 22-25, F Jun 2, 2013

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    My Early Childhood Memory - People say that we don't have memories of our life in baby age. I don't agree because I do have at least two of them: the room where I was sitting in...
    Roxalana Roxalana 51-55, F 6 Responses Jun 8, 2010

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    From What I Recall... - I've got three. I can't remember which was the earliest.. However, I assume that the one I am about to share is. It was my first Fourth of July. I...
    O38OO2661677 O38OO2661677 36-40 Dec 2, 2012

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    Do I Have 2 Mothers? - I can't remember how old I was exactly, but I was still in diapers, so that would give some clue. I actually thought that I had 2 mothers, first one was...
    Fennella Fennella 31-35, F 2 Responses May 18, 2008

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    I Was Three - That was how old I was when my baby sister was born. She was premature, and spent a lot of time in the hospital. All of my earliest memories revolve around that...
    fadingvioletdawn fadingvioletdawn 18-21, F Sep 4, 2011

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    Is It Possible? - i have a memory that, when i related it to my mother, turns out to be of an event when i was 3 or 4 months old.  is it possible?  many people say no but...
    catsanddogs catsanddogs 36-40, F Jun 21, 2008

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    Waaaaay Back - My earliest memory is from when I was three. My sister was five and we got along well primarily because 5 year old girls love babies. She had been begging my mum for...
    Skrasnic Skrasnic 13-15 1 Response Apr 6, 2012

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    Diaper Days With My Twin - Well my earliest memory would have to be when I was about two. My parents weren't exactly the richest people in the world but that didn't stop them from...
    Dswag50 Dswag50 16-17, F Sep 4, 2011

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    Surrounded By Love - The first thing I remember is being a baby and with my dad in the garden. He must have been gardening and needed his hands free. I remember him tucking me...
    WorkTime WorkTime 31-35 Jul 16, 2012

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    Oldest Memory - I guess my oldest memory is our family trip to Mauritius. I guess i'm around 5-6, and my younger brother's around 2-3. I remember my parents had a small fight...
    owlcity01 owlcity01 13-15, M Jan 7, 2013

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    My Earliest Memories Are... - Being sexually abused around the ages of 5, 6, or 7 Vomiting in front of my entire second class and feeling embarrassed when a classmate came up to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 24, 2012

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    The First Time I Had Bacon - It was the morning of my mom's 25th birthday. When I woke up, my dad was downstairs cooking her breakfast. I could smell bacon and it was amazing! A...
    EmylovesBen EmylovesBen 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Im Not Sure Which Came First.... - both are from nursery... one i remember quite vividly is sitting on a tricycle at nursery and realising i had no knickers on and being taken to...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2008

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    How I Miss Him! - I was maybe five years old, at my grandparents house in Illinois, and my grandfather was performing the quarter behind the ear trick with me. I remember how the...
    submissiveheart submissiveheart 26-30, F Aug 16, 2011

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    My Earlisest Memory Is... - when i was about 3 maybe my sister stole my mars bars and i cried, but then i stole her skittles and then i felt better :P
    DeMiDeMiSe DeMiDeMiSe 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2008

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    My First Sip of Beer - My father giving me a sip of his beer.  At least, I think that's the earliest one.  There were lots of people at our house, they were drinking and...
    eromreven eromreven 26-30 1 Response Apr 12, 2008

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    White Bear... - My ealiest memory is of a white bear that I got for my first christmas. I was born in the month of June, and that December (that places me at just under 6 months...
    Icansee Icansee 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 16, 2010

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    Falling - the earliest memory i can remember is of me playing tag with my nephew. i was around 7 and i didnt have my shoelaces tied and he ran upstairs and he said tie your...
    agonyblue agonyblue 18-21 Aug 25, 2011

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    Hockey Night In Canada - this is short and sweet but my earliest memory is lying in my fathers arms in front of the tv eating a raisin my mom gave me while we watched the hockey...
    clarkee clarkee 51-55 2 Responses Apr 7, 2011

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    The earliest FULL memory I have was I was in 1st grade. My best friend and I cheated on homework and copied each others homework. We didn't get caught doing it but we got caught...
    GuiltyThorn GuiltyThorn 18-21, F Feb 2

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    My Earliest Memory Was.... - When my two cousin was living with us when my aunt had a motorcycle accident with her now ex-boyfriend when he was running away from the cops anyways...
    lukebryanfan94 lukebryanfan94 18-21, F Jan 31, 2012

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    I Was Probably 3 and Its Not Really the Happiest... - but it was the day my dad left us.  I remember the mood not the actual fighting so much, I don't think but just that it...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2008

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    Diaper And Heels - I must have been about two years old. My earliest memory is of me wearing a diaper and a pair of my mother's sling back sandals with heels. i had a strawberry in...
    firespirit2525 firespirit2525 26-30, F Nov 2, 2011

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    Crying - I'm not sure how old I was but I was probably about a year/two years old. I remember hearing a noise and standing up, supporting myself on the bars of my cot and looking...
    SaharaOdeil SaharaOdeil 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2008

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    My Earliest Memory - Mine is being swung between my parents, aged 18 months. We were off to visit our new home, and I can vividly picture the scene. This memory got me thinking...
    purplesime purplesime 41-45 Jul 5, 2013

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    Just Under 2 - Earliest memory is just a visual flash; riding in the car, emerging from a highway tunnel, with a hillside on the right and steel mills belching fire and smoke on...
    EBunbury EBunbury 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 8, 2008

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    Opple! - I don't remember this incident, but Mom told it to me many, many times. I was little, maybe two, and I was sitting on the floor, watching my parents, Grandma, and my big...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Jun 30, 2013

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    Is This A Dream? - It was so short, and I was so young that I don't even know if I was just dreaming, or if it's even possible to remember something being that young. But I have...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2012

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    My First Birthday... - I remember faces of joy, excitement, bright lights (it was my single candle on my cake). I was elevated and my cake was in front of me, so I was both excited...
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 14, 2010

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    My Earliest Memory - The earliest one I can remember, for sure, was being in my Dad's arms while Mom and Dad were in an international airport getting tickets to go to Germany (my...
    GodsLovedMan GodsLovedMan 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    Wet Memory - My earliest memory was when I was 3. I woke up in the middle of the night. I was in my parents bed but they weren't there. I got out of the bed and began to walk down...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 25, 2008

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    One Of My Earliest Memories - First of alI was born in 91, this memory is one of few I have when i was 3 years old, i assume it was prob some time around late 94 or early 95. I was...
    childsj childsj 18-21, M Oct 2, 2011

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    I Remember Myself As a Baby - My earliest memory is as a very young infant.  I don't think I could have been more than a few weeks old.  I may have been a...
    Dee67 Dee67 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 6, 2008

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    My First Memory Was Before I Was Born (COMMENTS WELCOME) - My first memories occurred before I was born.  I was a star surrounded by other stars.  We were in some kind of...
    Ewizo Ewizo 56-60 1 Response Mar 18, 2013