Day 4 – Earliest Childhood Memory

grandpaToday’s Daily Prompt is Subdued and I guess it matches my mood as I write about my earliest childhood memories. If I had to choose just one, it would be that of my grandfather’s viewing. I was about five years old at the time. I remember standing in a room with my grandma and my aunt Mary with his casket nearby. I made them cry when I asked why he wouldn’t wake up. On the night that he died, I went with my dad to my grandparents’ house when my grandma called for help. I remember seeing him on the floor, motionless from the heart attack. By the time the ambulance arrived, my other grandma has arrived and she took me into the bedroom to get me out of the way. I wasn’t hysterical or anything. I think that I knew it was a serious situation though and I remember sitting in that bedroom just waiting to find out what was going on.

Most of my earliest memories are of my grandpa. I remember him as a wonderful man who always made me happy when I went to visit him. I remember how he use to let me “steal” pennies from his change dish in his bedroom and how he use to love to go shrimping. I imagine my love for shrimp comes from him and all of those times I watched my grandma prepare the shrimp he caught for frying.

I remember missing him so much and just typing this brings tears to my eyes. I still miss him so much and wish I had more time with him on this earth. 😦

31 Day Blogging Challenge

  1. Introduction
  2. 20 Facts About Me
  3. Meaning of My Business Name
  4. Earliest Childhood Memory
  5. My Guilty Pleasure
  6. 3 Personality Traits I am Proud of
  7. 10 Favorite Foods
  8. Old Photo of Me
  9. Piercings and Tattoos?
  10. First Celebrity Crush
  11. Most Proud Moment
  12. If I Won the Lottery…
  13. Favorite Quote
  14. What is in My Handbag?
  15. Timeline of My Day
  16. Dream Job
  17. Favorite Childhood Book
  18. What am I Afraid of?
  19. My Worst Habits
  20. Where I Want to be in 10 Years
  21. Something I Miss
  22. 10 Favorite Songs
  23. Pet Peeves
  24. A Difficult Time in My Life
  25. Best Physical Features
  26. 5 Favorite Blogs
  27. What Makes Me Feel Better, Always
  28. Last Time I Cried
  29. Top Things on My Bucket List
  30. Favorite Comfort Food
  31. Weird Quirk of Mine


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