I'm unable to recall my very first memory as a child as my memories that far back fall into a "group" of merely a few events before our family moved to Louisiana.
One specific memory I recall is that of a wall hanging. A large print encased in a simple wooden frame hung in our living area. The print was that of the well known "Guardian Angel".
I remember being captivated by the presence of the beautiful angel standing over the two young children. The children in the print were about the same age as my brother and I were back then (age 2 and 4, respectively). I recall asking Mom about the picture and she explained to me that it was a guardian angel looking over two young children. Her explanation led to further questions- what is a guardian angel? Is that me and Jr in the picture? How did the angel get wings on her back? I don't know the reason why but I honestly believed that the two young children in the picture were my brother and I. Of course, as my mind matured I realized that it wasn't my brother Jr and I, but the picture became sentimental to me. Several years ago I took the aged picture to a frame shoppe and had it matted and placed in a pretty gold frame. The print is now nearly 50 years old and remains a part of my collection of sentimental treasures.
Update: Unfortunately, this treasured print was lost during the tornado that swept through Columbia, MS on December 23, 2014.