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January 11, 2014

The Pasta Theory of Memory & Your Personal Beginning of Time

Every one of us has a personal “beginning of time,” the first events we recall from our lives.
Some of them are happy, some traumatic, some associated with specific events, others more with sensations. One of my favorite examples was the story of a woman who remembered getting her legs caught in a railing when she was 2. Her mother tried greasing her legs with butter to get them out. When that didn’t work, a neighbor brought a saw to take out one of the rails. That scared her enough to wiggle out by herself. - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 11, 2014 2:45 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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One of my first memories is of my brother talking me into getting into the dryer to play rocket ship. He closed the capsule and turned it on. I made one tumble and he opened it. It was 1966, I was 3 and he was 6.

Posted by: Leslie at January 11, 2014 3:17 PM

One of my first memories, and having read about memory and what your brain does to it over time I'm slightly doubtful, occurred when I was about 3 and half. We moved out of the house just after my fourth birthday.

I woke up in my parent's bed and walked down the hallway, in jammies with feet and a button-up backside, to the kitchen. I crawled up onto a kitchen chair and my mother, who was folding laundry from the line in our backyard and putting it into a plastic basket, asked me if I was hungry for breakfast.

Cue fade out, I have no idea what happened next.

Posted by: Tom at January 12, 2014 3:32 AM

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