17 November, 2007

Earliest Memory Meme

Mad McColl (go and visit his blog. He writes a great political argument) has tagged me for a meme which goes as follows:

1. Describe your earliest memory where the memory is clear, and where "clear" means you can depict at least three details;
2. Give an estimate of your age at the time;
3. Tag five other bloggers with this meme;

Okay, here goes: My younger brother was born just three days short of my third birthday. I can remember clearly when he was brought home from hospital. He was asleep and all wrapped up. He was being held by our mum and she leaned down so I could get a good look at him.

This was in the hallway of our house in Ascot Vale. Dad was standing behind mum watching. I can dimly remember my older brother and two older sisters, who were 13; 12; and 10 being there. My Gran, who lived with us, was there too because she would have been looking after us while mum was in hospital.

I wasn’t the baby of the family anymore. Well, we’d see about that.

And I’m tagging Blonde Canadian to find out how she felt; Eleanor Bloom because of her wit; Ann O’Dyne because she’s had experiences to fill a three volume autobiography; Boo to hear how she managed the situation; Legal Soapbox because she writes so warmly; and Phish to find out what sort of kid she was.
Hang on, that was six.

Go girls!


eleanor bloom said...

Yay!! I never get tagged. Hmmm. Will really have to think about this one...

I missed out on the sibling experience thing. Don't think I would have been too happy with some new little creature coming along to play with MY toys though.

Steph said...

*feels decidedly left out* Booo!!

Lolz, I hate memes anyway. Good work.

Lad Litter said...

EB: Look forward to reading your response. The arrival of a sibling is ranked highly among traumatic experiences for children.

Steph: You weren't left out, m'dear! I remember reading a delightful post on this topic by you, maybe last year, and didn't want to annoy you..

Rob said...

Hope u enjoyed the meme. I still haven't found anyone with a memory quite as early as my first, which is kind of confirming that I'm a bit abnormal.

I'd better get back to searching. ;-)

Lad Litter said...

Bruce: What? You mean you can remember swimming madly and then losing your tail and then being absorbed into something soft and squishy? ;)

iODyne said...

'The Shock Of The New'!
you poor thing.

Having none, 'Sibling Rivalry' is one of those films I can watch happily over and over again.
It's very funny - check the gen at imdb.com/

I will go tell my friend Ann that she has to post a response at her neglected blog.

peace and love ...