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May 3, 2012

Memories 2.0

Filed under: History, Personal — Tags: , , , , , — llcall @ 3:14 pm

Funny thing, I finally took time to record my earliest memories, only to realize that I butchered a couple of them. So, Mr. Gable was my first-grade teacher, not kindergarten, which you’d think I would remember since I was only in kindergarten for three weeks. (That topic doesn’t come up much now that I’m in my 30s but I spent years and years of grade school explaining why I was so young: “They tested me in kindergarten and I was so good at playing house, they sent me right on up!”)

Surprisingly, I do remember a couple of things about that three-week kindergarten teacher. Her name was Ms. Zapp, but she went by Kermit the Frog because all the kinder teachers adopted a Muppet identity. And she had very short, very dark brown hair. Still, that doesn’t put my memories any earlier since it was the same year I had Mr. Gable, who had bright red hair and a full red beard.

Thanks to Emily for the chat this afternoon that jogged my memory! And for everyone else who weighed in on their earliest memories — keep ’em coming, I’m totally enthralled!



  1. In the past week I’ve started rereading some journals from college and I can’t believe how many stories I have messed up a bit or completely forgotten about. It is a bit scary, really!

    Comment by v. blanchard — May 3, 2012 @ 5:29 pm

  2. I did the same thing in kindergarten; went for a couple of weeks, thought it was weird they were learning about the letter B, and tested out. Which is why I was 17 when I started dating Justin… Freaky and awkward…

    Comment by aislindyer — May 3, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

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