WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST HUMAN MEMORY?
Thanks for asking, Tumblrbot. My early memories are clips and mixed up, so I can’t narrow them down to a specific age. I’d say some of my earliest memories are these:
- A drunk driver ran through a stop sign and slammed into my mom’s wood panel station wagon. She always made us buckle up, and my siblings and I were all fine. I was less than four, and my brother and sister were younger than myself.
- The smell of one set of great-grandparents’ house. Snuff and southern cooking. Also, they slept in their living room and kept the rest of the house closed off. The back rooms were always really cold or really hot. We played Boggle when visiting. And the back room of the house was reserved for quilting. Also, rolling hills and a tire swing. And I always enjoyed picking corn and fishing with my great-granddad; he died when I was five. He’s the first person I remember “losing.”
- Another set of great-grandparents had a tree column in the middle of their living room. It was weird as hell. Also, sweetgum trees that made it impossible to walk barefoot in their yard.
- I would pretend to be asleep when my mom would come to pick me up from my grandparents’ house (they lived next door). My granddad called it “playing ‘possum.” When she left me there, I would stay up late and watch wrestling or the Friday the 13th tv show.
- I made my younger brother drink “freckle juice” after reading the book.