Day 3. I am on a roll! I chose the not so happy memory. Therapy perhaps.
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My childhood in the former Yugoslavia was very complex. Time before school was full of adventure, playing games, sledding down the main village road, through the hills, visiting the village river and bathing in the pools we built out of stone. I have been to the Adriatic Sea and the sea coasts of Turkey, to Lake Ohrid, to mountain tourist-recreational centers such as Kodra e Diellit in Macedonia. The time during education has been very busy. I read a lot and am among the most talented in school, participating in competitions in mathematics, physics, geography and basketball. I remember my grandfather who often read books and magazines. History was his favorite subject. Grandpa had a busy past. He had been a partisan in World War II. Going to the Trieste War which was abstained-revoked by the president of Yugoslavia Tito, my grandfather is injured in a fire accident. During the fire accident at the soldiers’ residence, he jumps from the upper floor and is injured. I remember that people were eager to hear my grandfather’s stories on various topics related to the history of the Ottoman Empire, health, advice on social life, culture, education and society in general.
[…] My earliest memory seems to have happened when I was 3 years old, but the more I think about it, I think that maybe I was older than that. It could also be I was 3, so I say that. My mother took my sister and me to the movies. We saw ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’, the animated version from 1937. I remember how scary the forest scene was when the hunter chased Snow White. I’ve seen that movie later on, and for a 3-year-old, it can be scary. I couldn’t watch any disgusting things after that. I can’t watch scary movies, and I look away if there are scary parts in movies. Because of that, I have never watched the music video ‘Thriller’ to the end. If you know what Freddie Kruger looks like, you know what I mean by disgusting. […]
Hi all! A bit of cheating as my start includes the first three prompts. We were on vacation and I had given myself that time off, away from the screen. However, I am back and I have posted my first contribution with pictures here https://malhammagna.com/2023/01/03/running-up-that-road/ I will be checking your posts as well. Have a fantastic writing year!
I started with an early memory (one less embarrassing than the ones I’m not telling) and spun the story out from there: https://bebravetraveler.com/2023/01/03/bloganuary-day-3-what-is-the-earliest-memory-you-have/
Once again, Bloganuary inspired me to dig deep! Here I share my earliest memories of nature, faith, family, and creativity: https://kaylcastle.com/2023/01/03/bloganuary-3-earliest-memories/
I was a sprinter. I ran the 100 meter dash; 200 meter and 4 x 100 meter races. This was my thing. When I was called upon, I was ready. It was a desire to achieve not for me but for the wider team’s goal. That’s one of the memories held dear throughout my childhood into adulthood where I participated in events well into my late 20’s.
As I reflect, I am taken aback by the same habits that I used which has stuck with me even today. Read more https://successfulleaders.net/2023/01/03/7-character-traits-being-an-athlete-taught-me/
What’s the Earliest Memory I Have?
My earliest childhood memory? That would be the morning my younger sister (2) and I (3) took pity on my sleeping mother, left the house early in the morning, and walked a handful of blocks to Pulaski Park in Milwaukee. Mom was tired. Who wouldn’t be with two busy toddlers around the house? So, we didn’t wake her up and ask her silly questions like, “Can we go to the park?”
To read the rest of the blog: https://writingnearthelake.org/
I shared this last night but I’m not sure it actually posted so I’ll share it again. Apologies if it’s here twice but here is my post of earliest memories http://writerinawheelchair.co.uk/2023/01/03/whats-your-earliest-memory/