What is your earliest memory? Describe it in detail, and tell us why you think that experience was the one to stick with you.
Memories… Which parts of a memories are ‘real’ and which parts of a memories at like ‘he fisherman’s catch’… My memories alter over time. Some earlier memories are altered and adjusted from the retelling that I am not sure which parts are real and which pats are the fisherman’s catch?
Photographs are attached to so many of my memories for early childhood. There is a photo pf me – possibly two years old- and making a mess of a birthday cake.
I remember doing this… yet I cannot remember another birthday party cake ‘ever’ in my life?
There is a picture of me riding our German shepherd, Spot. I think I was about four. I remember the dog. I remember the porch. It looks just like to photograph.
I am not sure that many of my “true” memories are trustworthy???
Heck, I retell so many stories…. I better not go there?
Written for The Daily Post. December 30, 2015. Childhood Revisited