Sunday, May 4, 2014

May 4: Your earliest memory

I have a few memories from around the same time, I must be about two and a half in each of these memories but I am not sure of the correct order of things.

We were living in Melton, a Western suburb that was considered a satelite city, it wasn't even city fringe back then. My Dad was air traffic controlling at Tullamarine airport and Mum was home with us kids. My sister was now at school in Prep and we had a baby in the house, I don't recall my Mum being pregnant or the arrival of my brother. I do remember my sister getting a new bunk bed built on the wall and that I had to go into her room. There was Holly Hobbie wallpaper. 

The kitchen was all orange and brown. Bright orange benches and tiles, wonderful and bright. There is yellow 'bottle' glass in the front hallway. 

Next door the neighbours on one side have a big dog called Duncan and everyone sings "I'd like to have a beer with Duncan" to the dog. I can't swing high enough to see over the fence to see the dog but my sister and the other kids in the street can. There are always other kids on our backyard, they are free to roam in and out along the street.

Then one day Mum wasn't there. I didn't know where she was but Dad was around all the time and we had fish and chips and the man up the street worked at a petrol place and because Mum wasn't home he came over and gave us kids ALL THE SMURFS. 




This money smurf was the only one that survived for many years, I expect he is now lost too (the image is from ebay)


I don't recall being too concerned that Mum wasn't there but I do remember feeling so so so excited that we were the only kids to have every single Smurf figurine.

Mum clearly returned after a short stay in the hospital, but I don't recall anything about her return at all. 

What is your earliest memory? 



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15 comments:

  1. Oh Hollie Hobbie!! She was my fave!!

    Jos xx

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  2. My parents house had some shocking wall paper, that I remember. It was all kind of gold and shiney. I love the Smurfs :)

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  3. Your earliest memories start way earlier than mine! Great post - I remember the smurf figurines and the friends around the streets in the 80s.

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  4. I had all the smurfs too! My dad would bring me one home each week. He worked away and one of his friends told me how much he enjoyed watching my face light up at the sight of my Dad holding a smurf. We must be the same vintage ;)

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  5. Isn't it funny that we can remember the wallpaper from those early years! I miss wallpaper!

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  6. The smurfs rock! I think our houses had matching decor.

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  7. Seeing the Smurf figurine reminds me of watching the Smurf's when I was a kid. I haven't watched the (modern) smurf movie, for fear that it will taint my memory of the smurfs.
    I have my memory post scheduled for the 7th, so I will add it then when it goes live.

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  8. Seeing the Smurf figurine reminds me of watching the Smurf's when I was a kid. I haven't watched the (modern) smurf movie, for fear that it will taint my memory of the smurfs.
    I have my memory post scheduled for the 7th, so I will add it then when it goes live.

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  9. Loved the Smurfs too, isn't funny that we remember wall paper, glass but we don't remember our siblings being born! xx

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  10. What a lovely memory. We have all the neighbours kids roaming in and out of our backyard too. I love it. I'm impressed at how much detail you remember too. I loved this prompt - thanks xxx

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  11. Oh, the seventies wreaked havoc on home decor! I bloody love the description of your house and want to live there now.

    Will our children be as scathing of chevron and resin stag heads? Only time will tell.

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  12. I loved that you couldn't swing high enough to see over the fence but the others can!

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  13. Oh how exciting to have had the entire set, glad that your mum came back

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  14. I loved those Smurfs!!! My sister had them and sometimes when I was being extra specially nice to her, she would let me play with them!

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  15. I've shared this post on my 'shout-out' post! A post where I share all my favourite posts from the last week.
    Thank so much for sharing it, great read.
    http://babytiley.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/shout-out.html

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