Saturday, September 22, 2018

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - What Is Your Earliest Memory?

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

What is your earliest memory?  How old were you, where did you live, who are the characters in your memory?

2)  Tell us in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or on Facebook or Google+.  Please leave a comment on this post with a link to your post.

Thank you to Janice Sellers for suggesting this topic.  If you have an idea for an SNGF topic, please let me know.  

Here's mine:

My earliest vivid memory is of my baby brother Stan coming home from the hospital in September 1946.  I was almost 3 years old.  We lived on the ground floor of a two-story apartment house at 2114 Fern Street in San Diego and I recall seeing my mother hold the door and my father enter holding baby Stan.  

My life changed!  My Carringer grandparents (Lyle and Emily) switched their attention from me to Stan, my mother was busy with the baby, and my father was always working.  I spent a lot of time outside playing in my grandparents greenhouse and back yard - I think my grandmother watched over me many days so that my mother could nurture the baby.  In November, my great-grandfather, Henry Austin Carringer, died and my grandparents had to deal with that.  

The apartment at 2114 Fern was small - just two bedrooms, a bath room, a kitchen, and a living room.  A garage took up half of the ground floor.  I think we moved upstairs for a year or two to 2116 Fern, which was bigger.  By 1948, we moved to the even larger upstairs apartment at 2119 30th Street on the same block.  My grandparents moved into 2115 30th Street in the first floor apartment which was the original 1895 house.  They sold the Fern Street house and built the Point Loma house in 1951.  My parents lived in the 2119 30th Street apartment until 1978 when my grandparents died, and they moved to the Point Loma house.  They eventually sold all of the property on the block in the early 1980s.


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Yvonne Demoskoff said...

Thanks for another great assignment, Randy! Here's my post:

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

I remember early diseases I had.

backrowbass said...

My earliest for-sure memory is my third birthday party, and my sister's second -- she's 366 days younger than me.

It was in our apartment on Clay Street in San Francisco. I know there were other kids from the apartment block there, but I don't remember them well. There were surely grownups too, but I don't remember them at all.

What I do remember is the cake. My mom had baked a sheet cake with chocolate frosting, and decorated it with a numeral "2" at one end and a "3" at mine, made of those barely-edible silver cake balls. There's a picture of that cake, but I can see it clearly in my mind's eye.

Janice M. Sellers said...

Here's my early memory:

Nancy said...

I couldn't resist a trio of earliest memories, not knowing positively which came first. Thank you, Randy and Janice.

Linda Stufflebean said...

Here's my post. I remember being very glad that my mother didn't find out! Thanks for a fun post.