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Tuesday, November 30, 2004 :::

My Earliest Memory

I've been trying to think of my earliest memory. I remember my grampa making a joke about checking my pants for ants because apparently I was being hyperactive one day. But he died when I was four. I also remember people asking me how old I was just so they could point and laugh at me when I replied "I'm Free" because I couldn't pronounce "three" properly. But this photo probably represents my earliest memory:

I, of course, am the cute little toe-head in the front. I remember this day vividly, because we were at my uncle Mike's house and that little jacket I was wearing was extremely uncomfortable and my mom kept telling me to stop fidgeting and put my hands in my pockets. The mark at the bottom of the photo says August 1977, so I was barely two years old. I can't think of anything that I can confirm occurred earlier than when I was two years old.

So I can remember when I was two, but today I wore a sweater that I forgot I also wore yesterday, in front of the same people. And that really pisses me off.

::: posted by dan at 6:33 PM :: [ link ] :: (20) comments Social Bookmark Button

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You have always been such a cutie patootie! In fact you were all cuties. Me, I was just an akward bafoon with a big forhead and buck teeth in a stupid wrap around jean skirt. You were really wiggly that that day but still cute.

By Blogger Colleen, at 10:31 PM  

That was the first time I wore nylons. Nylons suck.

By Blogger Colleen, at 10:33 PM  

Funny, My hair style hasn't changed since 1977. Now if that isn't pathetic, I don't know what is.

By Blogger Trekgeekscott, at 7:11 AM  

oh look! You could pose naturally even then!

By Blogger Robert, at 7:21 AM  

Dear Dan,
You were an adorable towheaded boy. Yes, I said towheaded. Tow refers to short fibers such as flax, used to make yarn or twine. The word is from Middle English. Sorry to be such a stickler, but I just hate thinking of you remembering yourself as a 2-year-old with a head shaped like your big toe.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:10 AM  

Cute? Yes. Creepy? Absolutly.
You look like one of those Children of the Damned kids that will make me stab myself with a pitchfork.

Totally rockin' jacket by the way...

By Blogger lynne, at 8:28 AM  

It's great that your sisters are dressed as identical Bob Evan's waitresses! Pictures from the 70's are the best - everyone looks like they're out of a McCall's pattern book. My earliest memory is of falling off my yellow metal tricycle in the back yard.

By Blogger Biglug, at 9:00 AM  

I think you were a cutie, Colleen. Like a lil' Laura Ingalls.

And anonymous, I always wondered where toe-headed came from and how it had anything to do with being blonde. Now I know. Flaxen. Interesting. Who needs formal education when you have blogs?

By Blogger dan, at 9:16 AM  

Sure, your mom told you to pose and put your hand in your pocket but did the words "C'mon sweetie, give me your best Larry Dallas eyes" actually come out of her mouth? Holy poser. Is your hip cocked too? You were too cool for school, yo.

By Blogger annie, at 10:24 AM  

Dan, Dan, Dan- its toWhead, not toEhead. Dan, Dan, Dan. What I love about this picture is that you are so obviously uncomfortable in that jacket, but that your sisters appear extremely comfortable in matching outfits.

And I love that you wore the same sweater two days in a row because you forgot what you wore the day before. I've accidentally worn the same shirt within the same week before. But I've never been so forgetful that I did it two days in a row. It makes me happy to think of your reaction when you realized it.

By Blogger hot babe, at 10:33 AM  

My grandpa told me he battled King Kong in New York and I think it was my second or third birthday. The sad part was I believed it until I was probably 7.

Did you and your family share clothing patterns with the Roers? Cause throw in two more kids and a German accent (German right?) and I swear you are my neighbors. I wonder who would win in a fight Colleen vs. Maureen, Kris vs. Merlin, Scott vs. Marty, Dan vs. Maurice...I would pay to see that.

By Blogger brent, at 10:45 AM  

"We represent the Lollipop Guild..."

Funny pic. My first memory, I think, is of my older brother telling me to "shake a leg" while watching a Brady Bunch re-run, circa 1980 (I was 2). And I've never even worn the same shirt in a month! Kidding...

By Blogger Kiddo78, at 12:23 PM  

We would have kicked Roers ass!! Except for Dan. Maurice would have wiped the floor with him.

By Blogger Trekgeekscott, at 12:23 PM  

Mo-Mo beat me? No way, I'd totally wipe the floor with that chic-jeans wearing wuss. Just kidding Mo-mo.

By Blogger dan, at 3:03 PM  

I'm torn because I don't know which side to root for. I think it comes down to who the Lord All Mighty would want to carry on his good name. The Miller's may have carpet on their walls and glitter ornaments, but The Roer's have/had a portrait of Jesus above the sofa and a picture of the Last Supper above their table. Who Would Jesus Pick? WWJP?

By Blogger brent, at 3:39 PM  

So if you don't remember anything prior to this, then I'm guessing you don't remember me and Kris dressing you up in a dress and moms wig and making you walk around in high heels with a purse? That was in May of '77.

By Blogger Colleen, at 4:24 PM  

Maybe that why I've dressed up as a woman for almost every Halloween I've ever attended. With the exception of the Oompa Loompa, which wasn't exactly masculine.

By Blogger dan, at 4:45 PM  

"It all tracks back..."
-Sissy, "Sordid Lives"

By Blogger Will, at 8:45 AM  

Don't you still wear that jacket?

By Blogger Kim, at 3:00 PM  

okay, so i did a search for "napoleon and pedro", and it came to this site when I clicked on it from the google search. I read some pretty interesting things. One thing I'm curious about, did you vote for Kerry or Bush? I'm getting the Kerry vibes but I'm not sure. -Random Girl

By Anonymous andrea, at 12:49 PM  

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