March 21, 2014

My Memories or Their Memories - Slice of LIfe

     This morning I enjoyed relaxing on my front porch watching several groups of children playing on front lawns throughout my busy neighborhood.  My mind gradually drifted towards my own childhood which today seems like a million years ago.  

     Some people have an abundance of good and bad memories of their childhood.  I am beyond envious of everyone that has them.  My childhood memories are scattered and far between.  In fact, sometimes I get think I get confused if I actually remember a certain event or if I am only remembering through the stories told by others... or if there are only triggers that brings back some memories.  

     Today I’m contemplating the idea of writing a list of things that I’m pretty sure are my own memories.  Having old pictures might definitely be a help... but is that my memory?...… or is it a memory created in my head to explain the photographs? or... Maybe it is just the photograph's memory.

I'm the cool one, that's not doing all the fun stuff!  Just a typical picture of my siblings (and my auntie) acting goofy.    

Luckily my baby brother and I both had our own steering wheel...otherwise I'm pretty sure one of us would have been crying.  That's another brother following close behind.


  1. I've been thinking about this, too; how hard it is to recall things from before I learned to live with writer eyes! I think some people just feel more comfortable blending fiction about their past with "real" memory - I say, go for it!

  2. I for one am pretty sure your memories are fictional because your memory is sketchy!!! I'm teasing, you have wonderful memories of your childhood and I love listening and reading the ones of your brothers and sisters. It would have been so fun to have such a big loving family growing up. They are a part of you, and you are the best!

  3. I have had these same thoughts. What do I actually remember? What is really a recreation of memory from a picture? What have I heard about so many times I have imagined my memory?

  4. These are great pictures!

    Now that I've taken so many digital photos of my daughter, I am always going to have to wonder how much she'll really remember vs. how much she'll 'remember' from photos.

  5. With photos that cute any story works.