What is your earliest memory?

This is a question I’ve thought about a lot, since I periodically teach life-writing classes. I really don’t have a memory that I know is the earliest. In fact, I have very few memories from before the age of 12. Perhaps my strongest childhood memory is from the age of 6, but some others are probably from a younger age. Since I didn’t have an ideal childhood, I don’t like thinking about those memories.

What was the last photo you took with your phone?

A photo a plaque on a building that says, “On this site in 1897 nothing happened.”

Have you ever danced in the rain?

I probably twirled around in a puddle when I was a young child, but I don’t remember it.

What is the longest you have gone without sleep?

I remember pulling an all-nighter in college to study for a final exam. I don’t remember how I did on the exam, but I definitely remember feeling absolutely AWFUL the next day and vowing never to do that again.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last week we took a trip to Tillicum Village, a Native American attraction on Blake Island off the coast of Washington State. I’ve been wanting to go there for about 20 years, so I was glad of the opportunity. In the upcoming week, I look forward to more time to read and write.

I hope everyone has a good week.

© 2016 by Mary Daniels Brown