The Junk Drawer recently posted a question asking her readers what our very first memories were. The only early memory I could truly date was in K-4 (preschool). Our first day of class, I was the first student to arrive and the teacher, Mrs. Dudley, had placed our names on the desks. She asked me if I could find my desk. I guess I couldn't read yet, or at least not well enough to know my name, and I picked the wrong desk. But I think I did get the first letter right. I also remember sitting on the floor of her classroom with a bunch of donated shoes and learning how to tie shoelaces. Now they have all kinds of nifty books and toys to help you learn to tie shoes. I'm a little bit jealous.
If I want to get technical, I remember what must be an earlier memory, when I almost drowned in the pond in our backyard . Except I don't remember the actual incident. I thought I had dreamed it for the longest
First photo found here.
Second photo found here.