I’ve met a few people who have next to no memory of their childhood… But that’s a strange concept for me to grasp. I remember quite a bit of my childhood, and none of it has muddied much with the passage of time.
My earliest memory is getting one of these as a gift:
These came out in '73, but I was about 3 years old at the time… So the gift was probably a hand-me-down from my brother. I’ve got this flash-bulb memory of needing a fork to lever open a compartment to change the light bulb, and running into the kitchen to get one and bring it over. Super bright and clear memory for no real reason.
When we moved back to the west coast, we found this toy in my mom’s garage. Now it sits on the shelf in the hallway and my kids mess with it.
How far back can you remember? Feel free to share whatever your earliest recollection was too