I Want to Know Your Earliest Memory

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    My Earliest Memory

    I can't remember if my first memory was a dream, or if it was real. To me, both planes of existence from that time have blended into one. But it was really weird, I walked outside my house, and all over the street there were angels. There were dozens of them, they were so tall...
    thatsmypie thatsmypie
    13-15, M
    1 Response Sep 12, 2010

    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 game.  i could feel a lot of love there and i have no idea where my 4 other siblings were.
    clarkee clarkee
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2011

    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 over and over,  and my dog chester was knipping  the bees to get them off of me.  my mama finally...
    morningstarr morningstarr
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2008


    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

    I remember at my first birthday I was opening

    up my present and my brother ran over and grabbed it and opened it. And I remember when I lived in Costa Rica when I was 2 and when we came home my brothers could speak spanish and would pretend they couldnt speak english to me and sayt they forgot it. And everytime the song "I...
    QuinnStew QuinnStew
    16-17, F
    Jul 30, 2014

    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 ages to put a nappy on me ( I still needed them for night time) and finaly my mum agreed. I think the easiest...
    Skrasnic Skrasnic
    Apr 6, 2012

    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 when the teacher was grading them. It was the end of the day and we were waiting for the busses to be called. We sat next to each other but in...
    GuiltyThorn GuiltyThorn
    22-25, F
    Feb 2, 2014

    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 because my family joined the community band when I was nine, and I immediately recognized the heavy mustard and maroon curtains. My parents said...
    Voodoolou Voodoolou
    22-25, F
    Jan 7, 2012

    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 I can't really explain it...but that was the very first day I ever remember and it felt like waking up for the...
    rmpquin rmpquin
    18-21, F
    Apr 2, 2011

    Babyhood to Toddlerhood.

    Can't find the right group to write this and not sure either what's the right one to create because it's not about the memory. I believe I'm not the only one. I had experienced some moments when I was a baby, what I mean is I was exactly there, I had witnessed them. Few moments...
    Sonoluminescence Sonoluminescence
    Oct 14, 2015


    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 towards the door, crying for my mum. My mum wasn't sure whether it was true, but I described the layout...
    SaharaOdeil SaharaOdeil
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2008

    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 newborn.  I recall feeling as if I was in a strange, new place.  I had a sense that I had 'come from' a place of comfort...
    Dee67 Dee67
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Apr 6, 2008

    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 Dad was in the Army).I can remember the hurried, hustle and bustle atmosphere in there and Had the vaguest feelings of...
    GodsLovedMan GodsLovedMan
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2012

    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, and I set up myearliestmemory.com so others could share theirs. It was that project that brought me here - or a...
    purplesime purplesime
    Jul 5, 2013


    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 to find my way up for air. It took me long enough to get back to the surface that I panicked, but I did get back...
    Spankmesweetly Spankmesweetly
    26-30, F
    Jun 2, 2013


    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 sister Linda set up and decorate the Christmas tree. It was a REAL tree in those years, not fake, and it...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine
    61-65, F
    Jun 30, 2013

    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 few minutes later, my mom brought me to her bed to lay with her. Suddenly I saw my dad bringing in a tray of food for my mom. And...
    EmylovesBen EmylovesBen
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2011

    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 very trusted man (my uncle) and going into the hotel room. My dad was in one of his angry moods, so there's that later in that...
    juneeily juneeily
    22-25, F
    Aug 17, 2012

    My first memory that I remember was in the age

    of 1 year and 9 month. My mother wanted to enter a bookstore with me. On the steps before the bookstore I got suddenly very hot and seriously dizzy. This dizziness was the beginning of a long, endless period of dizziness paroxysm. I can manage them today but it´s never over...
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    Jan 17, 2016

    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 and a bit frightened I suppose. It was my first birthday, I was the first daughter and grandchild so there was much...
    imathinkin imathinkin
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jun 14, 2010

    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 was rushed and my mom was getting us ready to go after a fight.  She got us in the car and I remember vividly my dad bribing us kids to stay with him...
    shuttermagic shuttermagic
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2008

    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 was out there.She didn't come in, as I'm sure she wanted me to go to sleep.I described the room and how the furniture...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    7 Responses Apr 6, 2008

    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...since i was born on the 30th), I got a lot of presents.(That's what I was told.) However, all I remember was that...
    Icansee Icansee
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2010

    So I think I was about three of four at the time

    and I woke up and I was in my dads bed ,I was alone , and I really wanted some tea . So I got of the bed and padded outside , because at the time my dad lived in a mini house behind my gramas house and I was trying to get inside gramas house but for some reason I couldn't , and...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 4, 2016

    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 brother ran outside to stop him and was shoved to the side and left there crying.
    WeirdAnLovable WeirdAnLovable
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2012

    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 the office to get some spares (dont want to know where they came from) or at my childminders getting a splinter removed. i also...
    Tesse Tesse
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 29, 2008

    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 remember sitting out on the deck in our backyard with my family. My oldest brother and my dad were fixing some sort of firework...
    O38OO2661677 O38OO2661677
    Dec 2, 2012

    I was 2 years old playing hockey with blue

    and orange plastic hockey sticks with a kid named jason who beat the **** out of me daily, Jason hit me with an orange hockey stick on my leg, I feel and tasted concrete on my from teeth, he then picked me head up and slammed it into the ground,
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 10, 2014

    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 that thing put on my face. I remember trying to fight them as they put it over my face and yelling and screaming. I...
    Robert1256 Robert1256
    51-55, M
    Apr 2, 2012


    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 floating? Unsure)
    Barlong Barlong
    26-30, F
    Dec 26, 2011

    My Earliest Memory

    I don't know exactly how old I was but *everybody* was larger than me, even the neighbor kids. I was on the kitchen floor and playing with a toy fire truck. It was battery powered and it had a slot on the back that when you put a shaped key in it, the truck would then drive that...
    rexifelis rexifelis
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 30, 2013

    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 sun shown through the door that landed between him and I. I remember giggling, my hair in ringlets, and I remember...
    submissiveheart submissiveheart
    26-30, F
    Aug 16, 2011

    Cringe factor. I got my fingers stuck in a

    departments stores elevator. My mother was sick of riding with me and insisted I tried riding it while she waited at the bottom. It started off well but as my mother got further away from me I panicked and sat down crying on the elevator. My fingers went under the grill at the...
    Rusham Rusham
    70+, M
    Jul 10, 2014

    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 every morning for ages after because my eyelids were always glued shut, and having to wear an eye patch at school and...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jun 16, 2012

    My first memory that I remember is of me

    after I was born I almost didn't make it and they were rushing me to a childrens hospital. And I remembered the ambulance ride there. I remembered seeing my aunt and uncle. And when I asked years later who was in the ambulance with me they said my aunt and uncle. And so I figure...
    Firefly08 Firefly08
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 21, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2008

    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 communion that felt like beautiful music or wonderful companionship.  I was ecstatic and deeply at peace. After I was born, I was bombarded by all the sights and...
    Ewizo Ewizo
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Mar 18, 2013


    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 shoelaces your gonna trip! , i said no way and i ran up anyways lol then i fell down the whole flight of stairs hurt...
    agonyblue agonyblue
    Aug 25, 2011

    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 me and told me to clean it up. I remember running to the girl's bathroom and just sitting in the stall crying. I remember telling...
    deleted deleted
    Jun 24, 2012

    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, but it got over soon. I remember, we were waiting for this speed boat ride. My mom was sitting on a bench. My dad...
    owlcity01 owlcity01
    13-15, M
    Jan 7, 2013

    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 dark room?A slap in the face?Couldn't moveNo talkingNo forgivness,Only continuing to hate you and others..Abused.
    xLoveYoux xLoveYoux
    Aug 3, 2011

    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 playing cards and listening to music.  My dad was sitting at the table and I climbed into his lap and he gave me a...
    eromreven eromreven
    1 Response Apr 12, 2008

    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 the hall to find them. Then I realized that I was walking in about 2 inches of water. There was water everywhere...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 25, 2008

    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 mother with glasses and another one without them. I remember thinking that they do seem a bit similar, but naah, they can't be...
    Fennella Fennella
    31-35, F
    2 Responses May 18, 2008

    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 my mouth, witht he point sticking out. I was walking in the shoes and trying to dance,  basically just wiggling my...
    firespirit2525 firespirit2525
    26-30, F
    Nov 2, 2011

    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 moon, and hearing those history making words, “That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," I have...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 25, 2012

    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 Pigs, and I remember crying every time because while Big Bad Wolf is mean it did not deserve to die (in my opinion). This would drive...
    yoyo101 yoyo101
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 31, 2008

    Just A Baby

    My first memory is of me before I could talk, I know this does not sound possible, but when I was taking my college psychology class my instructor was astounded by my memory and how I described it.  I was laying on the bed and my sister was changing my diaper.  I remember her...
    ScotsQueen ScotsQueen
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Apr 7, 2011

    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 his face and I would watch him re emerge from this white mask. I know that I was under 14 months old as we moved out of Grandpa's house...
    Serenitree Serenitree
    70+, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2011

    My earliest memory was

    when I was 3 years old, my first remembering sight of the universe was after waking up out of my parents bedroom at the time. It started shortly before my birthday because it only happened a few days before my 4th birthday.
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000
    16-17, M
    5 Responses Dec 30, 2015

    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,we were watching garfield when i was around like 4 or 5 and we were sitting right next to each other,all 3 of us were and it...
    lukebryanfan94 lukebryanfan94
    18-21, F
    Jan 31, 2012

    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 I know just parts of it and my brain is making up or filling in the other parts.) It's short. I'm on the floor of my old...
    lila13a lila13a
    18-21, F
    Sep 7, 2012

    There is a brown face

    and a white face. I like the brown face. It's my beloved Mommy. I hate the white face. It's my mother's husband,the biological father to myself and two younger siblings,who makes my mother cry. She's crying tonight. He's hurting her,hitting her and yelling. Suddenly Mommy is...
    Nevalost Nevalost
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 7, 2014

    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 inside his blue shirt and buttoning it up, and how the sunlight came through the gaps between the buttons. I felt soft and...
    WorkTime WorkTime
    Jul 16, 2012
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