Someone mentioned to try to remember something from each grade of school.
I can't remember any of my teachers names up until High School. I can't remember their faces. I remember a few friends names, but not many. I remember bits and pieces of school, mostly stuff out of the ordinary, like cutting class, getting in trouble, a couple of fights I got in to, race riots, and a few people who died while I was still in school. I do remember one bus driver's name. He was cool as hell. The others from all other years, no way I could remember that.
I remember being ridiculed from time to time for being different. I remember trying to fly under the radar as much as possible so as not to bring attention to myself. I remember being self-conscience about how I looked...I was so uncool looking, LOL.
I remember some classrooms, not many, certainly not all. I remember the principle from High School but not the other schools.
I remember being 4 and 5 as much as I do being 8 or 10. But I remember being 17 and older much more than either of the previous.
To me that's all normal. You forget the dull, mundane things and remember exciting things and out of the ordinary things, good or bad. I hear a song on the radio from when I was 6, I get instant nostalgic feelings for being that young. I hear a song from when I was 21 or so, I get instant nostalgic feelings for being young and free(as free as a JW can get anyway). At the same time, I remember being different and being called the "jesus freak" and hoping to make it through another day without being picked on, but that has faded into my memory enough to not worry about it, though not completely forgotten.
I think that's all pretty normal. I guess I survived okay despite being so different as a JW kid.