Memory in white.

Dec 8, 2013

(I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words 8th – 14th December 2013. This post is part of the 7 posts series )

 There is a congregation of people. Everyone is talking in soft voices. Sombre mood alighted the house. White clothes around. A group of people were carrying a white casket away. One of the ladies in the family is pushing her face onto the window grill in the sitting room . I can see her tears. I donot know what is happening.  

Later on, after recalling this to my mother, she pointed out, that would have been the funeral of my father's second uncle.  

I was 3 years old. This is my first memory.  

Which is your earliest childhood memory? From what age do we start recollecting  incidents ?


  1. Kathy said...:

    Amazing what a person recalls at such a young age! You described it so vividly as if I was a participant in a dream. Lovely and well written! ♥

  1. iihahs said...:

    Thank you so much, Kathy ! :)

  1. Pixie said...:

    wow! What amazing clarity!!
    I don't remember much from that age.. just stories told by my parents and grandparents :)

  1. Suzy said...:

    Some things are just imprinted in our brains. Very vivid memory for someone so young. Well written.

  1. iwrotethose said...:

    Wow. How I wish I could remember my first memory :) Loved it!

  1. Richa Singh said...:

    Funerals for kids can be tough... a sad memory to recall forever...


  1. iihahs said...:

    @Pixie : I had read in an article, our memories from childhood are often fostered and strengthened by the stories we hear from our elders.
    Thank you for stopping by !

  1. iihahs said...:

    @Suzy : Thank you for your sweet comments.

  1. iihahs said...:

    @iwrotethose : Thank you ! :)

  1. iihahs said...:

    @Richa Singh : Very true! Every time I see a child at a funeral, that exactly is what I think, the child is going to remember it forever.
    Thank you for stopping by !

  1. That's a very vivid memory - I guess the emotions that surrounded a death must have registered on your young mind.

  1. iihahs said...:

    @Corinne - Exactly.
    Thank you for stopping by :)