My nephew is 10. I’ve watched him get senile about stuff that happened before he was 7. He used to remember things so clearly and now he’s senile about them. I think it’s a normal part of how things go.
They go away and come back again.
Strange thing has been happening over the past 2 years for me. I’m 43 and I remember things that I _know_ I had forgotten about for … decades.
It’s like I’ve been regaining all of my memory. Then again, I’ve also been working at it smile emoticon
I think things that are emotional that you don’t want to face can get safely locked away in a “Do Not Enter: Monsters Be Here” Box for a long long time.
Earliest memory I have is about 1.5 years old, going down the sidewalk in a red firetruck with a broken bell with a string attached for me to pull. I remember hitting a broken piece of sidewalk. The tree was HUGE – everything was very wide and tall.
Then I remember flying back into the house.
[I guess I got picked up].
Told my mom about it once; she was shocked I could remember that. I’ve got a few like that.
Yeah I asked her how old I was and she remembered it. There’s no pictures of it either so it’s not a reconstructed memory.
I remember being at the Cerebral Palsy center when I was 4 years old. I had best friend named Alan. He had two fingers on one hand and a thumb on the middle of his .. I don’t know what it’s called but it was like a nub at the end of his wrist.
Anyway, I remember pulling part pieces of ham and calling them spiderwebs and laughing our asses off.
He had blond hair and blue eyes. I remember when I was about 7 or 8 (I was in regular school by then) and she told me he died and I remember being sad, although I remember “not” remembering him at first, then crying that night when I *did* remember him.
I also remember a little girl that died when I was in kindergarten. Michelle. She was in my kindergarten class and she got hit by a car riding her bike. I heard about it from my mother and remember crying over that and being a scared to get back on my bike for a while.