reply to post by chelle21689
This may or may not fit into "time-slip"...I don't know (where it fits - if it fits anywhere at all)...
My childhood years were filled with "moves". Putting it in a capsule - I had lived in (or "moved to") 14 different towns by the time I was 14
Anyway - I was the second of three children...and, at the ripe age of 2 years, we lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado (for about a year).
I can literally recall a number of "events" from that year... Will not elaborate on them, here...but -
Years later, I recall many many times, when the family photo albums would come out, and there were lots of baby & early childhood photos of my sister
(the eldest) & myself, and a mere spattering of photos of my younger brother (who spent the better part of his first year in Colorado Springs)...and,
when we (or whomever was being treated to this walk down memory lane) asked about the lack of photos...the answer was - "they were lost in the
fire". This happened many times through the years...many times...
I even asked, on one occassion (because I did not remember "the fire") how the fire came about...and was told that we had been away (at a midweek or
Sunday evening "church service") and returned to the smoldering aftermath.
Well - such things happen... such is life... Except ...four years ago, when I was rehashing some childhood memories, I brought the topic up with my
aging parents. They appeared entirely baffled, saying "we never had a house fire". I reminded them of the stories of Colorado Springs and that
this was always given as "the reason" we didn't have many early childhood photos of my younger brother...and they remained dumbfounded.
So - the next time I spoke with my sister, I asked if she remembered anything about the "house fire"...to which she acted equally as dumbfounded. I
reminded her of the fact that this "fire" had always been given as the excuse for so few pictures of our brother...to which she remained adamant
that she never even recalled a story of such a fire.
So - lastly - I approached my younger brother...who was "the most affected", and just like the rest - he recalled no such story or explanation (note
that none of them offered another explanation for "why" we had so few pictures of my brother)...
With such resounding denials of my memory, I questioned "What Happened?"...as, this was such a "solid" and substantial memory, that I could not
simply shake it off with their denials.
I won't go into what became my strongest conviction...but am simply offering this in respose to your question regarding "time-slips".
Thanks for reading.