My SECOND question
Awhile ago, I told you that I have 2 questions that I like to ask people.
The first question I asked at that time was, “If you had to choose only one food to eat for your entire life and give up everything else, what would that one food be?”
I want to ask you my second question that I like to ask everyone. What in your life, and at what age, was your very first memory? Not a story someone told you about your life but what you yourself remember.
My first memory is of a summer day in 1957 when I was 3 years old. My brothers used to play with the boys in our neighborhood. I used to tag along. I remember sitting by the side of the road crying because they wouldn’t let me play baseball with them. Now what 8 and 12 year old boys want their baby sister tagging along behind them? Mine sure didn’t!
They were playing ball on Grant Street one day and, tired of my hanging around them, told me to “go play with the little girls over there.” They were the cousins of one of the boys. So I did! That is the day I met Jackie, then about 7 years old, Bonnie who was maybe 5, and Melanie, who was 2 ½.
I went over to them and that was the beginning of a friendship that has lasted right up until today and will continue forever!
I remember that day like it was yesterday! I met my first best friends who were my “second family.” I was at their house all of the time. I spent overnights. I ate meals at their house. Swam in their pool in the summers. I was like another daughter but not related. Did I tell you that there were 6 girls in their family? When I met them, there were only three. It was so exciting when each of the others were born!
I have 2 wonderful brothers but I always wanted a sister and asked my mother for a sister my whole life. I think the last time I told her that I wanted a sister I was about 20 years old and she told me it wasn’t possible! Too funny! It had turned into a joke but I really did want a sister my entire life and still wish I had one. But those 6 girls and their parents were my second family and the next best thing to having sisters of my own!
So now I ask you, “What is your very first memory?” How old were you?
Please share your first memory with me in my comments section and I will pass them along to everyone who reads my blog! I really want to hear from you!