At what age is your very first memory (from)?

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  1. VeronicaFarkas profile image80
    VeronicaFarkasposted 6 years ago

    At what age is your very first memory (from)?

    Your earliest memory... I've always found it fascinating to find out how far back people can remember. Do you remember being 3 years old? 7 years old? 11 years old?

  2. Sharkye11 profile image93
    Sharkye11posted 6 years ago

    A year old. I can remember the house I lived in then, and the toys I was playing with. I even remember a cool dream I had from that time. I know I was one, because my mother and father divorced when I was one, and we moved from that place. I can remember just about everything since then too, much to my elders' chagrin sometimes. smile

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image89
      Victoria Lynnposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wow. Fascinating. I love reading all the answers to this question. You were so young to remember that.

  3. Victoria Lynn profile image89
    Victoria Lynnposted 6 years ago

    Interesting question, Veronica! The earliest memory? I was about 2 years old. My mom knows this because she was pregnant with my little brother who is 2 1/2 years younger. Some of my family went up in a helicopter. I remember being frightened, so I guess the memory stuck with me. Interestingly enough, that fear stuck with me, as I kept my parents going on a free trip that they won because I freaked out and was so scared for them to fly on a plane. I was only five, but I guess I convinced them not to go. You know what? I have never been on a plane. There are friends I could visit, places I could go, but something has kept me from it, and I don't plan to. Fear of flying on a plane relates to my earliest memory.

  4. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
    DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago

    Interesting.  I recall a similar survey when I was taking Psych 101, and all the students told their earliest memories.
    True to form, most were not pleasant, and the professor confirmed that it is usually a trauma that is most likely to stick in the memory as your earliest.  Only one student in the class had a happy earliest memory about a birthday party.  Everyone else's was something scary, or an accident, or some such thing.
    Mine is, at age 3, discovering that you should not stick hair pins into an electrical outlet.  After that, experience, I was past 10 years old before I could be convinced to plug in anything that DID belong in the outlet.

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image89
      Victoria Lynnposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, that is so interesting. Maybe that fear of flying was instilled in me at that young age, up in a helicopter, looking down . . . .

    2. Sharkye11 profile image93
      Sharkye11posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's strange. My earliest memories were very pleasant. Even the divorce, because it was very amicable. I wonder why people only choose to remember unpleasant memories when there are so many good ones?

    3. DzyMsLizzy profile image94
      DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You represent the small minority, as did the ONE girl in my psych class.  I think we remember traumas not out of choice, but because the shock of the event imprints into our memory system..and it never leaves.

  5. dghbrh profile image71
    dghbrhposted 6 years ago

    The earliest memory was of when I was two years old and My grand mother used to tell me folk tales. I do clearly remember that I used to run around the garden and my two Aunt's would follow me shouting if I fall down somehow as i was the much awaited almost little doll for them. Then the way they will dress me up with all matching frocks and ribbons and what not ! The leisure sitting hours in the sun in the winters and in the evenings to listen them signing and talk about many things.
    Then at the age of 3, I was being shifted to stay with my parents and I do clearly remember my early school days very nicely. There are many childhood early memories and i have written hubs also on them. So to cut it short here i really enjoyed my early days.

  6. rajan jolly profile image94
    rajan jollyposted 6 years ago

    My earliest memory is of my 5 th birthday celebrations. This has probably stuck because it was celebrated on a grand scale with family and friends. Other than that I remember losing my coat in a film theater when I was around 5 or 6 years old. This also is stuck in memory since I lost something I loved a lot.

  7. chef-de-jour profile image97
    chef-de-jourposted 6 years ago

    Yes, I have a very early memory, probably from when I was under one year old. I am lying in what we English used to call a 'pram' (short for perambulator!) a kind of super-buggy. It's summer time, my mum has momentarily left me to sleep in the back yard. I recall the white sheets and blankets, blue sky, the stillness and then the sound of a jet plane crossing the sky! It didn't frighten me at all, sort of soothed me because it must have been quite high.
    That sound still affects me, sends me into a sort of trance!

  8. ishwaryaa22 profile image82
    ishwaryaa22posted 6 years ago

    I clearly remembered the fun childhood moments from the time when I was three years old - I played with my cousin-sister, ran around happily and played naughty pranks on my relatives. Even today, these childhood memories are still vivid in my mind.

  9. lex123 profile image78
    lex123posted 6 years ago

    What I can clearly remember the earliest memory is that when I was 3 years old we were staying in a city, with my  elder sister and younger sister. All of us had got an epidemic fever and the doctor was called for, and seeing him giving injection to my elder sister I got frightened and ran away from home to a neighbour's house, and I came back only after the doctor left. He came home in the afternoon again and was relieved to see me with no fever, and he laughed holding me closer to him.

    Another fondest memory is the first day of my school  when I was 5 years old and I can still remember my class room with  the long wooden benches, the black board and the unpolished floor, and our smiling class teacher who wore a white sari with red border and a pink blouse.

  10. profile image0
    Moeskyposted 6 years ago

    I must have been under three because we still lived in Liverpool. I'd strayed from home with friend and was picked up by the police in a park. They took us to the station, and I remember the policemen all sipping tea without offering me anything to drink - I remember feeling a little put-out because of that. Mum picked us up later all distraught - but happy that we were safe. It wasn't the last time I went missing either.

  11. wqaindia profile image38
    wqaindiaposted 6 years ago

    Interesting question. Honestly speaking I remember the memories of 1961 when I was about 4-5 years old. I used sow money coins to see them grow as a Tree.

  12. JT Walters profile image69
    JT Waltersposted 6 years ago

    I can remember before my second birthday.  My second birthday was great.  But I remember all the way back to when I first was able to speak at about one.


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