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Sharing Sunday: What I Knew First

This piece is based off the reading of “What You Know First” by Patricia MacLahlan.


I always joke with my family and friends about how my life didn’t begin until my sister was born. I honestly don’t remember anything before that, but is knowing what you know first the same as remembering those first moments or is it the first things, the most treasured things that made you who you first were? Is it the dish soap and cigarettes shopping lists of your grandma’s? Is is the long road trips across the emptiness of Wyoming, Nebraska, and Kansas, from the brown to the green? Is it the longing to hike to the top of all the mountains of Montana? Is it all the stops along the way to visit famous people’s grave sites? Is what I knew first the horrible pink bathrooms my parents would remodel? Is it sledding down Mount Krumpet and convincing my sister to run away to the stand of trees next to the nursing home? Is it the Thanksgiving dinner when the turkey was as big as I was and had its own table? What is it that I knew first?


My little sister and I playing on the dirt pile in our backyard when we lived in Lemmon, SD.

One comment on “Sharing Sunday: What I Knew First

  1. hecoll7
    October 9, 2013

    I think you pose an interesting question. I think every time I think about what I knew first, I change my mind. I think of something else I knew first. So, there is an interesting dilemma. I do not think I will ever actually consistently agree with my self on what I knew first.

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