So this isn't exactly my first memory but it is a memory that I've carried with me for a long, long, long time. I often wonder how I even remember it or why I did what I did. When I think of it I wonder where on earth was my mother?? It is so gross to think about. But then I realize that was a million years ago and back then mother's did shadow your every waking move like is done today. Have I got you wondering?? Well what I remember is drinking out of the gutter..........I was thirsty and I was under 5 maybe under 4. I know, I told you it was gross but we didn't have water bottles and don't ask me why.........we just did it. The water looked clean..........I'm sure it was. I know of no disease being contracted unless of course the reason behind my middle age growth spurt is in fact caused by my drinking gutter water as a child; maybe I should blame it on that. I guess it could be possible! Either way it is behind me and the thought of it makes me shutter!