Connect, Reconnect and Recollect a la Rory

Rory has some interesting questions for us today. Nip over to his blog for the full details and his thought processes here

The Main Questions are

How do you remember moments in your life – what is your process for bringing your memories back to life?
A certain song, place, person or a combination of all three.

Do you think the memories you have of your life from your yesterdays are an honest recollection – or do you think that they change with every re-telling?
Sounds a bit like Chinese Whispers but I have vivid memories of many things.
Some do change in that I forgot a particular detail, or wish I had!

In your opinion how deep is your long term memory?
My long term memory is a probably lot better than my short term, and I am having an awful lot of Boat Moments (our term for forgetfulness as we would forget what we were going to do in 30 feet of living space on the boat)

What are some of your very first memories?
I was about 3 and remembered a front door.  It had panels on it and an oval piece of glass at the top. No-one in the family could remember anyone living in a house with a door like that. Going through some very old photographs, my Mum came across a picture of her brother and his first wife. They were standing on their front porch, and there was the door I remembered. They were divorced around 1960.

I remember my aunt smacking me because I didn’t make it to the toilet. Mum was in hospital and I was about 2/3. She wasn’t my real aunt, just a friend of the family, but it was the first thing I told my Mum when she came out. It was not my fault as I had been told not to climb the stairs, and auntie was cleaning the outside toilet and wouldn’t let me inside. Mum was not very happy about it.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Connect, Reconnect and Recollect a la Rory

  1. aguycalledbloke says:

    Hey Di 🙂

    Thanks for commenting, some interesting memories 🙂

  2. murisopsis says:

    Those early memories are few for me but very vivid!!

  3. Sadje says:

    That aunt sounds like a mean lady.

    • She was OK and Mum and she remained friends for years afterwards. She hadn’t realised I couldn’t get up the stairs and thought I was just being lazy. It was only a wee thank goodness, and probably the last time I had ‘an accident’. Even now I am paranoid about going to the loo before we go out!

  4. Very interesting read Di! Off the subject, did you notice you came as “Anonymous” on Rory’s comment section? Are the WP gremlins messing with your stuff again or is that deliberate? I’m just nosy. 😉

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