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Your earliest memories come from which age? How old were you in the first moments you can remember?

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posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 10:14 PM
I remember crawling and not being able to walk yet so i guess that was under one when I as told i learned to walk. I recall my childhood mostly by looking at photo's which prompt some memory recall.

My kids remember their first birthdays but they are only 2, 4, and 6 so i guess its easier to remember when it was more recent and not archived ;p.

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 10:18 PM
I was a little over 1, my mother told me to stay in the bathroom while she answered the door downstairs;
some men were looking for her boyfriend and he was hiding in the closet upstairs and I walked out of the bathroom and grabbed the bannister supports and looked down at them while my mother said "he's not here and I haven't seen him for days". The 2 men looked like Mafioso types, thinking about it. After they left my mothers' boyfriend said something about taking her on a trip to go "skiiing" for a week lol!
After that I recall bits here & there like watching cartoons, building things with Lincoln Logs then after I hit 2 I recall tons of stuff, even learning to read & using a tape recorder when they 1st came out with affordable cassette ones.
I've been told I remember too much by people I know since they would rather I "forgot" what they'd done lol!

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 10:38 PM
I remember a word that I used as a kid. Tawosha. For some reason I associated that word with "love-making".

I also remember believing there was a portal behind the cloths-dryer, due to me dropping a toy behind it while my mom was folding clothes. She said "It's gone baby.." So I just assumed there was a hole to nowhere back there.

I have a fear of rocking-horses/carousel horses because I had one as a kid which I hated. I repeatedly told my parents "It's smiling at me!!!" It had that classic, full speed grimace exposing it's teeth and tongue. Mom and dad told me that they heard me screaming one night and had found that I had fallen out of my bed, catching the horse around the neck on the way down. I was hanging by the horse's neck, screaming my head off. It was at that point that they decided to put it outside on top of the pigeon pin. All was well until they left my curtain open, a lightning storm with winds came, and there was that sinister steed, rocking back and forth up on the pigeon pin, smiling at me in the lightning. I was probably about 2-3 years old.

The earliest most vivid memory I have is when I was three. Dad took me and a twelve year old neighborhood boy hunting for pigeons down at an abandoned cotton gin. I don't remember much of that, but what I do remember is Kevin "the boy" and my Dad talking. Kevin was holding the 12 guage shotgun, between himself and my Dad. He had his thumb down the barrel. I was mulling about, when I looked over and saw the gun. I nonchalantly walked over to the two of them, put my tiny finger on the trigger and thumb went everywhere. If you're still out there Kevin, I'm sorry. You're the reason I still don't own a gun 31 years later. Glad it was a different world then, a time when my Dad wouldn't have been charged with child endangerment, CPS swooping in and adding insult to injury in the name of misguided public safety.

Good thread.

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 10:41 PM
I have a lot of memories from being 4. A few from being 3. I remember going to the philadelphia zoo in a stroller looking over at my cousin who is 6 days older than me she was also in a stroller looking back at me. I remember the polar bear in the water looking down at me and the bug exibit. I remember the entire ride to my other cousins baptism who is 20 now I'm 23, huge detail of the few hour ride to get there. Earlier than 3 is tough because I had no realization of how old I actually was. But I remember sitting on my couch my legs didn't even reach the edge, I was watching a terrible movie about 2 men fighting each other each was inside a giant robot. It had to be a 70s movie I mean I thought it had cheesy graphics back then, but this moment was almost like me becoming aware of the world or becoming concious almost the moment I start remembering things.

I have one memory that I'm not sure is true like the others. I remember crawling down the hallway and looking into the kitchen at my dad whose chair was facing away from the table and he was blowing up an entire bag of baloons, they were all by his feet. There's a picture of me in my playpen on my first birthday being completely covered in baloons. I'm not sure if I dreamt this and then connected the two or saw that picture later then dreamed that scene, I'm just not certain so I don't count that as my first memory.

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 10:42 PM
When you start getting into the really early years you really have to wonder if the memories are yours or they are the retelling of others telling you how that moment went, or from watching home videos and you replace those memories with your own. A grey are indeed.

One of my first memories comes from when I was 8 or 9. I was in the backyard sleeping in the clubhouse with my 2 cousins. I had gotten up to take a pee. All I can remember is looking through the back window at my older cousins, parents and my aunt and uncle sitting at the table eating cake. Then I can remember looking in the air and seeing something suspended over my backyard. It hovered silently with a red light rotating around it. Not sure how long it was there but I can remember the red light turing into a blue and green light all 3 rotating around the object and then the next second it was gone. I have no idea to this day what it was as I have never since seen anything like this. I am positive this happened though because I have never forgotten this event. I cant claim to have exact details because I was young and things get foggy (color of the lights) but what happened definitly happened.

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 10:58 PM
Honestly, for me, I don't remember much of anything from my past up to about 13-14ish. It's pretty sad. I don't know why, but I've blocked out a lot of my past. I'm young, so I know it's not from age.

I honestly wonder if there were some serious traumatic events in my childhood that caused me to black out most of it.

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:06 PM
The two earliest i can remember where from when i was probably around three and a half years old. I remember being in a family friends motorhome and telling the daughter i loved her, smooth i know
The other was one of the first times that i met my stepdad. I was sledding and he was wearing and orange winter hat watching me and i remember thinking, whos the guy in the orange hat. That's all I have off the top of my head. cool thread

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:14 PM
I have some memories of playing with toys on a table at a daycare center of sorts when I was around one or two and some toys at home including a stuffed rabbit I named Matilda. I remember having a 'conversation' of sorts with an imaginary friend in my room by me providing the voice for him/her. I can also remember having chickenpox when I was three and sliding on the carpet to scratch my back. My earliest memory (I think) is of me laying in the crib and seeing some sort of picture on the wall, although I'm not sure exactly how old I was.

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:15 PM
All I remember is the period of time where I lost my hearing and entered a whole different world. I believe it was 5 or 6 years old.

It's something that's etched in your mind forever. It will be with you when you die.

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:17 PM
My first memory is from when I was 9 months old. My family and I were at Disney World, and I remember running down a hallway. The next memory is me jumping in to the pool at my uncle's house, who lives in Florida. I asked my mom if she remembered this, and she said I was about 9 months old!

posted on Apr, 17 2012 @ 11:45 PM
S&F OP. Nice subject, beats the mass hysteria on here lately..

One of my first recollections would be when i was about 12 - 15 months old. I vaguely remember being in a hospital, in a cot of sorts and crying because there was a toy phone i wanted to play with and i couldn't get to it, it was on a table or something..
another one i have from about 2 is of being in an orange orchard in Mildura (town in country Victoria, Australia) with my mother when she was picking. I ended up with a bad stomach and the runs for days..


posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 12:13 AM
reply to post by GLontra

This may be a little lengthy but description might clarify as to how I confirmed my earliest memory:

I kept having something of a re-occurring dream and it kept nagging at me because it seemed much more than that.....more like a memory. I knew my mother was in the dream so I sat and chatted with her and recalled, in full detail what was in it. When I finished, she just stared at me in a perplexing manner. She responded, "How could you remember that? You were only about 8 months old.." I was floored. The realization that it was much more than a dream flooded my mind with nothing but questions. Here is what I recalled....

I was in my mothers arms as she held me tightly, she was only 16 at the time, and I can remember seeing my aunts and uncles,as children, also huddled around my mother and grandmother, all on the living room floor. The house was filled with screams of fright and crying. My grandfather was barricading the front door with furniture and he held what I believe was a knife in his hands all while he was trying to reassure the children that they were going to be fine. It was night time, and all of the lights were off for some reason and things all around were vibrating (or shaking) and objects were falling off the walls. There was a very distinct sulfur-like smell in the air. And before the memory ends I saw very bright lights start to circle the house shining brightly as they passed windows. This was not the first incident to happen to my family, but the peculiar thing is that, even though they all remember all of those incidents, there seems to be quite a dis-interest in the events, which is troubling...

I assure all of you that may comment, that my words are accurate, not made up, and that I am very mentally stable. I am just posting a reply,but I am very happy to hear your thoughts...

~long life and health to you all.

posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 12:32 AM

Originally posted by GLontra
I'm interested in check how far people can remember their early childhood.

That's because I really can't remember anything that happened to me before I was 4 years old.

It's like if I didn't exist before that age.

People here can remember something prior to the age of 4 years old?

Anyone remember any experience at the age of 2, or at the age of 3?

I really can't remember anything...

was just thinking about this maybe a week ago or so.

I have tons of memories from my childhood, some even much more vivid and in detail then memories from last week.

My earliest memories are when I was about 2. I learned how to read when I was 2, spoke very well for my age, and have memories of crawling around my kitchen and under the chairs, which used to be one of the favorite things to do.

The house I first lived in until I was 3 was where these memories are from.

Moved to a different house at age 3 and from 3-9 I have a ton of memories.

But Yea I definitely remember being 2 and different events that happened and people.

I don't remember faces from that early though, but I remember the people and their bodies and somewhat how their voices were.

Is it normal to have a lot of memories that early , or am I in the minority here ?

posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 12:38 AM
reply to post by GLontra

The earliest memory I have:
I'm in a hospital on someone's shoulders. I'm carrying a balloon. I'm wearing grey velour sweat pants and a matching jacket. My hair is in a ponytail. I'm excited, but not sure why I'm suppose to be excited. I'm at a hospital door, but I can't go in, because the woman inside is sleeping and we are told to come back in just a little bit. So, another woman, in a yellow tee shirt, takes me down another hallway a little bit and there is this huge glass wall...with all these tiny tiny beds inside. She asks me "would you like to see?" and I shake my head yes, although, I have no idea what it is I'm suppose to "want" to see. She lifts me up and there is a nurse holding up a baby. In my memory, its a baby doll

I was 2 and a half, and had just gone to the hospital for the first time to see my new baby brother. The woman in the room, was my mother, sleeping after just having a c-section, and the other woman in the yellow t-shirt, was my half sister.

posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 12:43 AM
My earliest memory is a nightmare in the house i was born in :/ .
And i know i could not have been older than 18 months because we moved to another house after those 18 months.

posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 01:16 AM
Well, I remember one silly thing... I was 1,5...maybe two y/o. I was constipated for a day or two, started crying and running away from the toilet so my mother had to chase me around the house with the potty
... so there you go, my first memory and it's toilet related

posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 01:23 AM
My first memory is from when I was playing with the ventilator on the back of the vacuum as my mom was cleaning the house. I still remember the warm air blowing into my hair, and I guess I were at the age of 2 or 3

posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 02:56 AM
reply to post by GLontra

Interesting and fun topic. I remember bits and pieces from my early childhood. I remember calling 911 at the age of 6 -- resulting in the police showing up; apparently hanging up on the operator will result in investigation.

I remember raking leaves at age 5. I would say for me, that is my age in which memories can be recalled.

posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 06:36 AM
I remember very very little of my childhood. I'm only 19, but due to the type of childhood I had, I've blocked quite a bit of it out. I do remember some birthdays, and most places I've been however. I can also remember the layout of the first house I remember living in, which I believe is a neat skill :3.

I have a terrible short term memory, but often I will be able to remember what I've forgotten a couple of hours later or in about six months I'll be able to recall what I did accurately.

posted on Apr, 18 2012 @ 03:18 PM

Originally posted by OleMB
My first memory is from when I was playing with the ventilator on the back of the vacuum as my mom was cleaning the house. I still remember the warm air blowing into my hair, and I guess I were at the age of 2 or 3

That's pretty crazy, sounds like my earlier post which is very similar.

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