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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:14 pm    Post subject: Earliest memory Reply with quote

Random question - how far back can you recall ? In what detail - sights, sounds etc ?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe 2 years, some of the situation, some colors (probably wrong), and some sense of how it felt, no sounds
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My earliest memory was from before I turned 1. I remember this kitchen well, the colors and shapes and a tall brown haired woman.

I asked my parents about the memory years ago and I was describing our next door neighbor's house and the neighbor herself. We moved from there before I turned 1.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for memories that can be put in a certain timeframe: as far as I can remember, I always had at least one sister, being able to walk. So 2.5 years.
but there are other memories that might be before that. There is just no way to tell when it happened. Like listening to some music on my fathers kickass hifi system. Waving my father good bye. Watching some animal documentary.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

around 1 year, remember sitting on that high chair in the kitchen watching my mom washing dishes

I moved around (not sure anymore how exactly) and fell down on my head - everything turned black & I heard a loud noise (my head !) - next thing I did (what every baby does) was crying


that's probably the thing I can recall the furtest


how about you, John-Boy ?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once upon a time, something <4, but now I'm not certain if they are actual memories, or remembering from pictures or discussions.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People talk about memories at 1 or 2. I don't really remember stuff from before 3 or 4.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

About 3, in a pushchair being taken to the local shops by my paternal grandmother.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

juniper wrote:
People talk about memories at 1 or 2. I don't really remember stuff from before 3 or 4.


Same here. Random memories from around age 4.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

juniper wrote:
People talk about memories at 1 or 2. I don't really remember stuff from before 3 or 4.
I have a memory, well random images in my head of a room I was in when I was younger than 1. I also remember an instance when I was being potty trained where I was forced to meet the people my parents were selling the house to, and I couldn't hold it in any longer. I distinctly remember the look on the woman's face when that turd rolled onto the floor through my pant leg. Ah to be young again.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have quite a few memories from around 3 and 4 years of age, but I have one vivid memory from age 2: being charged by a brutal, noisy, monstrous goose (as tall as I, faster-moving, and probably heavier) that wanted the whole slide of bread in my hand rather than the little pieces I was throwing to it. :lol:

It was like a velociraptor with a truck horn, at the time.

I have an earlier one of enjoying riding around bundled in blankets in a wooden box mounted on the back of a sled being pulled over the snow by my mother or father. Edit: I just called my mother, and she said that was when I was six months old. I don't see how that's possible. I must have a manufactured memory, from a photograph or something.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kernelOfTruth wrote:
how about you, John-Boy ?


Spent a little while thinking about this, whilst sifting through some old photos (hence the post).

Probably about four or so - I followed my father up a pair of ladders (old fashioned wooden ones),
I remember my mother being called - when he realised that he wasn't alone. Don't know
how they got me down, he always used to remind me of that.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
when I was six months old. I don't see how that's possible. I must have a manufactured memory, from a photograph or something.


Wonder if there's a limit to what you can remember ? Or does everything, to various degrees,
get filed away somewhere.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think one remembers everything and that forms part (or is completely) ones personality. So... you probably remember everything.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably around 3... shitting my pants while eating breakfast and suddenly having the epiphany that I should have headed to the bathroom when I felt the load queuing up rather than just sitting there. I think i was in diapers, but who knows. Other than this one oddball memory, most of my earliest memories start early on in my 4th year.

Most super early memories (before 3 or 4) are implants learned later in life, through stories or pictures. There's plenty of studies on this.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost 4 years old, kindergarten.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tylerwylie wrote:
juniper wrote:
People talk about memories at 1 or 2. I don't really remember stuff from before 3 or 4.
I have a memory, well random images in my head of a room I was in when I was younger than 1. I also remember an instance when I was being potty trained where I was forced to meet the people my parents were selling the house to, and I couldn't hold it in any longer. I distinctly remember the look on the woman's face when that turd rolled onto the floor through my pant leg. Ah to be young again.


well, it's possible i have earlier memories. But, usually if I do, there exists a photo of it. So, likely, it isn't a memory, but just me remembering that photo.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was coming out of my mother's womb, and i was all like "YAY CAPITALISM!" and the healthcare workers were all happy. now i'm 3 kids deep and the healthcare workers are sad. now obama is taking my babies so he can redistribute them to other parents as part of his newest "baby-care law." WOULD NOT VOTE FOR AGAIN F----
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe 1 year old, I was getting my picture taken. I even remember at a young age (4 or so) pointing to that picture and telling my parents I remember getting it taken.

They were a little shocked.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember when I was transfered from the 'small' to the 'big kids group' at my first kindergarten. Which happened around your 4th birthday. I also remember the winter before that pretty clearly, because my little sister was pretty sick back then. I even remember her medication. I was sooo jealous. It tasted great and it was coloured in some toxic pink shade.
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You guys are rubbish. I remember sweeping across the steppes in a Mongol horde, and before that inventing farming by the Tigris, and before that leading my people out of Africa. But before even that, my oldest memory, is watching BK chipping away at stone slabs, engraving a diatribe which blamed Obama for the decline in mammoths.

Good times.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ratmonkey wrote:
Probably around 3... shitting my pants while eating breakfast and suddenly having the epiphany that I should have headed to the bathroom when I felt the load queuing up rather than just sitting there.

Winner!! :lol:

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I also remember an instance when I was being potty trained where I was forced to meet the people my parents were selling the house to, and I couldn't hold it in any longer. I distinctly remember the look on the woman's face when that turd rolled onto the floor through my pant leg.

Wait, no. New winner!! :lol:

I have a potty training memory too. My grandparents were visiting and my mother was busy, but I had to go, so I tried to be a big boy, and I went alone. I dropped what seemed like a monstrously large turd in the potty. I was so excited I picked it up and ran to show it. I encountered by grandfather first, saying proudly, "Lookit! Lookit what I did!" and holding it out to him. He was horrified, and he started yelling at me and smacking me with the newspaper he was carrying around, until my mother intervened.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
ratmonkey wrote:
Probably around 3... shitting my pants while eating breakfast and suddenly having the epiphany that I should have headed to the bathroom when I felt the load queuing up rather than just sitting there.

Winner!! :lol:

tylerwylie wrote:
I also remember an instance when I was being potty trained where I was forced to meet the people my parents were selling the house to, and I couldn't hold it in any longer. I distinctly remember the look on the woman's face when that turd rolled onto the floor through my pant leg.

Wait, no. New winner!! :lol:

I have a potty training memory too. My grandparents were visiting and my mother was busy, but I had to go, so I tried to be a big boy, and I went alone. I dropped what seemed like a monstrously large turd in the potty. I was so excited I picked it up and ran to show it. I encountered by grandfather first, saying proudly, "Lookit! Lookit what I did!" and holding it out to him. He was horrified, and he started yelling at me and smacking me with the newspaper he was carrying around, until my mother intervened.


well, that explains a lot. Really. Your obsession with brown things and a certain... love to be punished and to endure pain.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
I have a potty training memory too. My grandparents were visiting and my mother was busy, but I had to go, so I tried to be a big boy, and I went alone. I dropped what seemed like a monstrously large turd in the potty. I was so excited I picked it up and ran to show it. I encountered by grandfather first, saying proudly, "Lookit! Lookit what I did!" and holding it out to him. He was horrified, and he started yelling at me and smacking me with the newspaper he was carrying around, until my mother intervened.


I repressed those memories, but my parents tell similar story. I pooped, picked a bit and ran into living room beaming and proudly declared to my parents "LOOK! A POO!"
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

energyman76b wrote:
well, that explains a lot. Really. Your obsession with brown things and a certain... love to be punished and to endure pain.

:lol:
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