#52snapshots 2022 | Week 8, First Memories in Present Tense

Week 8’s #52snapshots prompt called for writing about a first memory in the present tense. I don’t know which of several memories might be my actual first. I do know that each involved my identical twin sister. One was about Sheba, the German shepherd who peered into our perambulator on our driveway and from that day forward I’ve had a lifelong fear of animals. Another was when a caretaker, Helen, insisted my twin and I walk to Robert Hall, a clothing store more than a mile away. We were absolutely miserable and complained to our mother. Helen was gone and in stepped Clara, who worked for our family for nearly forty years. I think Clara may have become my mother’s best friend over the years and it was to Clara I first mentioned divorcing my husband. My son called her Grandma. The third memory involved scarlet fever at the age of three, our excitement that Daddy was home, but uh-oh, Daddy brought Dr. Cagan with him! Back up the stairs! But our little legs weren’t fast enough.

I think it may be necessary to compare notes with my twin sister. Maybe she can corroborate the memories or recall an earlier moment.

What is your earliest memory? Write about it in the present tense.

About Barbara Krasner

History writer and award-winning author Barbara Krasner writes Jewish-themed poetry, articles, nonfiction books, and novels for children and adults.
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5 Responses to #52snapshots 2022 | Week 8, First Memories in Present Tense

  1. Susan Tarcov says:

    I’m curious–do you know which one is you in these photos?

  2. That was a fun post. What a couple of little cuties.

  3. Pingback: Mid-Week Field Notes–March 2, 2022 | The Whole Megillah

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