A BIT OF ME (ME) — CHILDHOOD MEMORIES — JUNE 4

 

 

Wow, those old memory sparks are gathering today, as we launch another A Bit of Me (Me), hosted by There’s A Book.

This Weeks Question: What’s your earliest memory?

My earliest memory is vivid and consistently the same thing.   I’m sitting in a crib pushing toy cars around, feeling trapped.

I had the measles—the old fashioned kind that has horrible after-effects sometimes—and the room is dark.  To protect my eyesight.  I don’t really remember how long I was there, in the crib, but I was three years old.

Here’s a photo of me from that time, a little while later and after I was released from “confinement.”  I was throwing my favorite teddy bear in the bushes…why?  I was expressing a generalized frustration from the weeks of confinement.  Yes, a couple of weeks.

SO THERE, TEDDY BEAR!

 I also remember stomping on a pair of sunglasses that I had to wear outside afterwards.  Again, bratty frustration.

So what are your memories?  Hopefully happier ones, but I think we tend to remember the ones that are somewhat traumatic.  Hope you’ll stop by.