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10 people share their earliest memories, opening a window into their childhood

Several people shared their earliest memories filled with laughter, goofiness and for some, it was full of sadness.

10 people share their earliest memories, opening a window into their childhood
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Everyone has different perceptions of their childhood, while some have fond memories others are not so lucky. However, there is one thing in common, we all have the earliest memory of our childhood and whether it is memorable or tragic, we often go back to it from time to time. A person on the AskReddit community posted a question about three years ago, "Redditors, what is your earliest memory?" Now, it has over 40k upvotes and thousands of comments from people recalling their earliest childhood memories. It is a mixture of some beautiful ones and some sad and heartbreaking ones. 

There are some Reddit users whose earliest memories revolve around their parents, while some remember sweet moments with their grandparents. Here are 10 of these childhood memories shared on the Reddit thread.

1. Mistaking a stranger for a parent

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This one was pretty common as several other Reddit users said they experienced the same thing when they mistook somebody for their parent.

 

2. The first memory of snow

We all remember when we saw snow for the first time and it is always a beautiful memory.

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3. Being abandoned in a raft of ducks

Parents too can be scared of animals and birds.

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4. Intentionally sticking fingers in a dog's mouth

This one is a reminder of how naive we were as kids and always tried to explore our surroundings despite running into danger from time to time.

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5. Drowning in a pool while saving brother

It often happens that our memories of an event do not match our parent's description of the event.

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6. Domestic Violence

As unpleasant as it sounds, some of us aren't fortunate enough to be born in healthy households. Several kids around the world have traumatic childhood memories that center around witnessing violence at home. It leaves a mark on the child and is extremely depressing to go over again and again.

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7. A sickness turned into a happy memory

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8. A lollipop and favorite cousin

Another core part of our childhood are the cousins and siblings we grow up with. They tend to stick by us through thick and thinr and are people we can always count on.

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9. The first walk on the moon

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10. The love of a grandfather

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