Sam was the first dog that I can remember having and one that I will always. It is interesting to note that Sam was not really my first real dog according to my dad. A few years ago I was at a speaking conference for my book Fig on a Stick and when I was up in Seattle I was able to meet up with my dad and step-mom Lee for dinner. I was showing my dad pictures of my miniature dachshund Courtney and that is when I heard the story of my “first” dog. I forget now what he said the name of this dog was, either spooky or midnight, but it was a miniature dachshund that looked just like Courtney! I had no idea until I heard this story!
Here are a few firsts that may trigger some memories for you to start writing about:
- heart ache
- ride a bike
- broken bone
- child born
Try to write a paragraph for each of these firsts and see what it helps you remember. If you have some pictures to help refresh your memory try to find them!