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06/30: Earliest Childhood Memory

First things first.
I'm wishing my Daddy the very happiest of birthdays -
I love you, I miss you, and I cannot wait to see you!

birfday boy.

Second things second.
Day 6 of the Blogging Challenge:
earliest childhood memory.

My very first consistently coherent memory
is one of me nearly getting kidnapped.
(Do I have your attention now?)
I was in China when I was six years old,
and had managed to bribe my cousin into taking me to the corner store,
to ride on one those arcade animal things. 
You know, the annoying things that emit shrilly sounds.
It's like a solo carousel - #ForeverAlone.

I had taken 4 or 5 consecutive turns,
and my cousin needed to go to the bank.
I refused.
(Do you understand the meaning of livin' the life?!)
So she handed me a few more coins,
and told me to stay where I was.

She probably hadn't been gone for more than 5 minutes,
when a large blue truck selling watermelons pulled up,
with a group of really creepy men,
all leering and laughing at me.
Those watermelon sellers, dude. Scary stuff.
They drove away after a few seconds,
but I got really terrified that they would come back,
so I started walking in the direction where my cousin had gone.

And I couldn't find no bank.
So I sat on the street corner and cried,
until a nice old grandpa came and took my hand
and walked me around the neighborhood-village-whatever,
basically just calling out to random people asking if I was their kid.
(My response to him inquiring what my parents' names were, where I lived,
and yada yada yada was a look that clearly said "how would I know?")
Anyway, long story short,
my mom and cousin came running down the street and found me,
but if not, he would've taken me to the police station or whatever else might have happened.

Dodged a bullet there, I did!

Happy Wednesday, folks!


  1. aww heart this! happy birthday to your dad! i love that picture of you two so cute!!!

  2. Lovely post and many returns to your Dad!

  3. what an interesting and definitely adventurous memory =) Happy Birthday to your dad )

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  4. That is hilarious yet terrifying at the same time! (Well it's only funny because you didn`t actually end up getting kidnapped lol)

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  5. Happy Birthday to your dad!!

    Thank goodness you were ok!! I need to think about what my earliest memory is.

  6. happy birthday to your dad! what a crazy story - glad you were okay!

  7. Happy birthday to your dad.

    When I was little I wondered off from my mom in a department store. My mom thought I had been kidnapped so she was panicking and crying and she had the entire store's employees searching for me and called the police.

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  8. Your dad and I have the same birthday! Love his hat in that photo! :) That is certainly a scary first memory!!

  9. Wow scary, that almost happened to me too! But oddly enough it was two hippie women on bikes. I got up on the bike and they took me out of the park I was in and were just about to round the corner when my babysitter and sister came screaming down the street. Another minute or two and I would have been out of site.

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  10. That's pretty scary, Caroline! I'm glad you were safe with the nice old man, but more importantly I'm glad you had fun on your carousel.

    Happy Birthday to your Daddy!!!!



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