Not sure what conjured up this idea… But I had some thoughts about memories as a kid. I wish I could draw or illustrate the events that rattle in my head sometimes… A movie with actors would be even better. But, budget constraints. You know how it is!
I was a small fry when my Dad was in the Navy stationed in Pensacola. I probably have about a dozen memories that have been on repeat in my head since I was a kid. I think that childhood memories become dulled or exaggerated over time, but some pure extract is down in the root of recollection. With all of this in mind… I have started a document on Google that I will toss memories into as they come to me.
(I am totally blaming my friend Phil for this! We talked a lot over the week in Utah and I unpacked some memories that I had not thought about in eons. Then, while talking about our imminent collective doom… I got the news that Joe Merideth, a kid from my graduating class just passed away from a heart attack in his sleep. He was 50. It is my gut reaction to push out content. It’s a weird feature about our creative energies that Phil and I seem to share.)
I suspect these might only be interesting for my parents or brother. But I would love to put them out there. All content is good content, right? Maybe not. There are some super dark moments that I will keep inside my head. This is not about re-living trauma!
- I remember Pensacola
- I remember Maple Street
- I remember 7th Street
These 3 are the ones I most want to capture. They are the core of childhood memories. But, I may have something unique that happened in middle school or high school that would fall into these areas.
- I remember Amber Dr.
- I remember Hickory St. Pt 1
- I remember Hickory St. Pt 2
I think the Pensacola and Maple Street memories will be mostly my focus at first. So, when you see a post called “I remember”. You know where it’s coming from. “I remember” sounds kinda sinister! Maybe I should give it something a little more pleasant-sounding?