As best as I can remember, I was about 3. I can remember suffering a great burn as a toddler in diapers.........one of the few memories I have as having a Mother in my early childhood.
It was my old school Grandparents who reared me. My Grandmother died when I was barely 17, two years later, I was both a wife and a mother.
To this day, I have not truly gotten over her death.