What is your earliest human memory?

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  1. cruelkindness profile image62
    cruelkindnessposted 11 years ago

    What is your earliest human memory?


  2. Diane Woodson profile image61
    Diane Woodsonposted 11 years ago

    It is 1959 sometime, I was 3 and my Pop brought me a candy bar and hugged me, but I can't remember anything much more about this. I am sure we said I love you's and well he was a wonderful man. He would be about 100 years old by now!

  3. kj force profile image59
    kj forceposted 11 years ago

    Watching as my European Great - Grandmother killed a chicken...I was 2 1/2
    years old...didn't eat chicken or eggs for years... and never have slept on a feathered pillow to this day !....Ironically  the " signatures " of our country town are CHICKENS..they roam free and are feautured everywhere....

  4. CriticalMessage profile image67
    CriticalMessageposted 11 years ago

    Sitting in a strawberry patch munching away on those juicy little red berries while my older sister was watching over me like a hawk... I was 2yrs old.

  5. MrMaranatha profile image73
    MrMaranathaposted 11 years ago

    Somebody reaching into my crib.  Another memory from that time period... laying on a pillow in the front yard...

  6. Cre8tor profile image94
    Cre8torposted 11 years ago

    I love this because I've asked/been asked before and honestly my first childhood memory is standing in my back yard with a neighborhood friend whose name I can't even remember peeing on my dad's row boat. He hollered from the door to stop and I couldn't for the life of me figure out why he cared that I peed on a boat that was gonna get wet anyway...never occurred that he was yelling because my pants were wrapped around my ankles while the other neighbors were having a picnic. Anyway...you asked.

  7. Smireles profile image67
    Smirelesposted 11 years ago

    I was a baby about 1 or 1/2 year old in 1952-3. I was standing up in the front seat next to my mother who was driving with my baby bottle in my hand. I can see the size of the car and feel the back of the seat against the back of my head. My mother said, "Sandra Diane, if you throw that bottle out the window that is the last one you will ever have." Holding the bottle by the nipple I slung it out the window. I asked my mother about this and she confirmed it to me. Guess it had happened before. haha.

  8. Melissa A Smith profile image97
    Melissa A Smithposted 11 years ago

    Fighting over a xylophone with my sister

  9. tsadjatko profile image66
    tsadjatkoposted 11 years ago

    Like there is a memory that isn't human?

    1. MrMaranatha profile image73
      MrMaranathaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      My dog remembers...

    2. backporchstories profile image75
      backporchstoriesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Ditto!  I have eight dogs that remember dinner time really well!!!  Good laugh!

    3. A Little TRUTH profile image82
      A Little TRUTHposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Like you know that there are NOT memories that aren't human?  Or is it that you just can't remember?

    4. MrMaranatha profile image73
      MrMaranathaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Ok... so at the moment I do not have a dog anymore... so maybe we can say that... My Dog remembers me... or that I remember my dog ???

  10. flashmakeit profile image60
    flashmakeitposted 11 years ago

    Crying in a baby crib with a wet bottom and  flies flying all around me.

  11. Sullen91 profile image72
    Sullen91posted 11 years ago

    The earliest memory is your first knowledge of being aware of anything. It leads to a conundrum. You can know your memory is accurate about experiencing a point in time; but how do you know that that point in time was the earliest -- earlier than any other you remember? At 2 or 3 years old, a child has no sense of chronology.

    1. backporchstories profile image75
      backporchstoriesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      So many memories came forward to me and I too began to wonder how to know which is first.  Oh well, I just picked one most vivid!

  12. mattodom profile image59
    mattodomposted 11 years ago

    Hmmmmm, my earliest human memory when i was in second grade about 11 years ago, and the assistant principal came running in and pulled down a map and pointed at New York and started crying, my teacher had to calm her down and ask what was happening, she said that her brother was in the process of evacuating, and wasn't sure he was going to make it.

    It was 9/11, 8 O' Clock in the morning.

    i have had earlier memories, but nothing as powerful and specific as such.

    1. MrMaranatha profile image73
      MrMaranathaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Do you remember your Kindergarted teacher?  Day care workers?  Relatives whom you met once in a while?  Most folks have lots of memories before age 7...  a special Doll you liked? First Pet?

  13. conradofontanilla profile image65
    conradofontanillaposted 11 years ago

    I don't know how old I was. I asked my mother to explain what I remembered. I moved out of a gate, with a low bamboo bar then went to another house. I realize now that I was already able to walk. She said that was the time we were moving from our first house by the side of a national highway as a way to avoid being run over by track when my brother and I crawled out of bed to the road. She was a dressmaker and sometimes forget about her babies when she immersed herself in sewing. I gather I must have been a baby because the next thing I remember is that I woke up from an afternoon nap lying in a hammock beside my mother. As she sewed she swayed the hammock. I must have been about one year old as I remember I was hungry when I woke up and cried for a breast feeding. I saw green like jelly which must have been signs of hypoglycemia. Up to now I still have episodes of hypoglycemia. At the time there was no formula milk. Besides, mothers then breast fed their babies.

  14. unvrso profile image85
    unvrsoposted 11 years ago

    I remember when it snowed in Mexico back in the 70´s, and I was two years old. My mother took me out of the home to see the snow. I was amazed to see the streets covered with a white substance, and I was screaming at my mother that there were lots of sugar all around.

  15. cryptid profile image95
    cryptidposted 11 years ago

    My earliest human memory is of some kind of animals floating above me.  Elephants and giraffes stick out in my mind.  Obviously they were mobile-type cardboard animals, as my parents would not have permitted actual animals over my crib.  They were strict like that.

    My earliest non-human memory I am not at liberty to discuss as per the U.S. Government.

    1. cruelkindness profile image62
      cruelkindnessposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      :-] careful, were not suppose to draw any attention. Blend in, remember.

      Cruelkindness (Subliminally Thoughtless)

    2. A Little TRUTH profile image82
      A Little TRUTHposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Too late, now you’re both exposed! But what kind of non-humans are you?

      cryptid is under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Government, so you must be strawmen.

      But don’t worry, the strawman is already exposed, and well published – it’s not your fault.

  16. backporchstories profile image75
    backporchstoriesposted 11 years ago

    I believe I was about three years old!  My mom called me into the kitchen.  Once I got there, Mom told me to stand still a moment and wait while she drys her hands.  Next thing I knew, there was scratching at the back door and chirpping sounds!  I asked mom what that was and she replies, "I don't know, lets go see!"  Taking my small hand, we both open the door together.  My eyes and mouth became big excited circles when I saw three baby chicks!  It was the night of Easter!  This was one of my Easter presents from the Bunny!  But later, my father told me that, they will only be here overnight and then he will take them to Aunt Pat's  farm.  I ballded and balled!  I wanted to keep them so bad.  Remembered how soft they felt and how the little yellow furry things tickled my hands.  Even though it was disappointing not to keep them, it was great to be three and hold a baby chick for the first time!

  17. Gerg profile image77
    Gergposted 11 years ago

    I ask this question of others all the time ... mine is when I was about two at our former house in San Rafael, CA and my dog was scratching at the fence to get out to the front yard.  I opened it and he ran out into the street after a cat and got hit by a car.  I distinctly remember him being swaddled in a blanket and feeling really guilty.  He did live - just a little injury.  Thirty years later, not knowing which house was ours (we moved shortly thereafter), I picked it out from my memory and was spot on. 

    My son tells me he remembers being born.  I'm not quite buying it!


    1. MrMaranatha profile image73
      MrMaranathaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I have a memory like that... Pal (not a very original name) was a puppy I had.. we were playing up the street and it ran in front of a car. Got hit. yelped.. came back to play.. Played like it wasn't hurt until it Collapsed and died in my arms.

  18. Sage in a Cage profile image81
    Sage in a Cageposted 11 years ago

    My earliest memory is of my dad sitting with me on the bottom step of the stairs in my house and tying my shoelaces for me. I remember him being as big as a giant (as an adult, he's now shorter than me) and his voice being really deep. I just remember feeling content and secure.

  19. point2make profile image59
    point2makeposted 11 years ago

    I have a memory of when I was about 2 years old. I remember the scene very well. I was in my Aunt's driveway. There was a car parked there and I was standing next to a bright metal garbage can that was sitting just outside the side door of the house . I was wearing a winter coat and hat, although I don't remember any snow in the driveway, and nobody else was in the picture..
    That has been, I believed, my very earliest memories however about 20 years later I found a photograph in my mothers papers that depicts my earliest memory exactly. The car, the garbage can, what I was wearing......it was all there. In fact it was so exact that since I discovered the photo I am not sure whether I am recalling my earliest actual memory or if my mind is remembering a photo I saw as a child. I am not certain anymore which one is real.

  20. Vegas Elias profile image59
    Vegas Eliasposted 11 years ago

    My earliest human memory is that of my mother breastfeeding me. I may be 18 months of age then at the most.

  21. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 11 years ago

    I was about one years old, in my crib and looking at my parents.


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