April 6th, 2010

red bird

Writer's Block: Forget me not

What is your earliest vivid memory? Why do you think this memory stands out so much in your mind?


My earliest memory is from preschool. I was 4 years old in 1969 and according to my mother I was a handful. It wasn't the norm for parents to send their kids to preschool back them but my mom felt I need more structure than I was getting at home. I was also, in her words, way to smart for a 4 year old. They found a preschool that was housed on the campus of one of the Universities in the area and sent me there. It was meant for kids with a head for science. The university also had an agricultural program and a working farm. I remember the pigs. That is my earliest memory.

Why it's memorable. Well, pigs, come on. 'Nuff said.