I wonder what normally counts for a "First Memory"...I mean, most of my friends remember things from when they were about two years old, maybe a little older. Usually it's something that was important to them, or something big that happened.
But the earliest memory I can call up is from when I was six! I mean, sure I probably remembered things when I was that old, but now, that's the earliest thing I can ever bring up. My friends talk about things from when they were much younger than that, but sometimes I wonder if mine is on purpose, somehow. My parents got divorced right before I turned six, and my "First" memory is of the day we moved into my grandpa's house with my mom and younger brother. I don't remember the actual moving process, or toys, or the old house, or any of the epic fights I was apparently there for. I've seen pictures from back when I was a toddler, but it's like the baby sitting on my dad's shoulders is a stranger. She looks like me, and is me, but I don't remember any of it, and it makes me a little sad.
All I know, is that around my sixth birthday, we arrived at Papa's house. We played with the horses, the apple trees, the blackberry and raspberry bushes, and I met some kids who would be my best friends for the next few years. Nothing before that.
What are some first memories you ladies have?
I think that would be one of the first.