Tuesday, September 13, 2011

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History - Earliest Memory

Week 37: Earliest Memory. What is your earliest memory?
This challenge runs from Saturday, September 10, 2011 through Friday, September 16, 2011.

I have a vague memory of climbing onto the wing of a small plane.  The plane was white, but there was a strip of black non-skid on the wing next to the fuselage.  The only time this could have happened was at age 2.5, when my mother took me for a sightseeing plane ride in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  It was well over a decade later before I flew in a small plane again.  I don't know what kind of plane it was, but it would have been something like a Piper Cherokee, and not a Cessna. The Cessnas have the overhead wings.  I don't think we were the only passengers on the flight.  Unfortunately, my mother doesn't remember any details from that day to corroborate what I remember.

I have some other brief snippets of memories from age three through five or so, after which I have much more recall.

Why is it, then, that I can't remember why I came into the living room?

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