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   Posted 7/11/2009 12:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you remember the smell of your favorite meal cooking on the stove when you were young? How about the aroma of fresh cut grass in the spring? Or maybe you can't get rid of the memories of your great aunt Martha because she worse gallons of the stinkiest, cheap cologne ever!?!! shocked

Aromas are some of the strongest memory joggers we have. What memory do you connect with an aroma? For me one would be the smell of a Christmas tree or even the aroma of a fresh cut tree or limbs in the woods. It brings a warm feeling of home to me. Probably the most wonderful and heart warming one though is the smell of grandma's house. It was tiny and build of cinder blocks. Under the tall trees by the lake it could be a bit damp but never a musty odor. The room where the fishing poles wicker creel were kept takes me right back to days spent with just grandma and me...only ME...going fishing, cooking supper together, and she always did the dishes - her choice. smilewinkgrin I'm getting a little teary just thinking about how I loved those times as a child...all from the one aromas that is still in my head.

How about you? What aromas bring back wonderful memories?
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   Posted 7/11/2009 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   

My favorite aroma has and probably always will be the Turkey cooking on Thanksgiving morning.  My mother always made our Holiday's special, she died when I was 16.  From then on I became the Holiday queen, I love them all but TG is my favorite.  As I am preparing our meal and our house is filled with Turkey smells, I float on the memories of how much we were loved,  TG is a trip down a happy memory lane for me!


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   Posted 7/11/2009 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
cookies at Christmas time, best smells ever...
we baked 3 batches chocolate chip cookies two plain and one with nuts..
then the honey lemon cookies...
the Russian teacakes
orange drop cookies
Now if I had a week free to do all this again!
I think this year I'll do a twist with the orange drop cookies and make a orange chocolate icing....
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   Posted 7/11/2009 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
How about you? What aromas bring back wonderful memories?
     Dear Chutz,
      I have to say clean baby hair. Their hair smells so good when they are little. I just love baby smell everything.
       Secnd favorite would be fireplaces. I love the smell of wood burning.

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   Posted 7/11/2009 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
o my i hav lots of favorite aromas... i love the smell of turkey too but also when baking peanut butter blossoms! But my favorite smell of all would have to be from when my grandmother and aunt lived in south bend, indiana before they died and we visted them every single summer and for some reason rite when we got there, to my grandmorther's house, and stepped out of that car there was just the smell of the street...i cant even tell u what it is but it is sooo very unique, but its not bad but it always triggered a sense of safety and just my grandmother an aunt and it was just that feeling of lik ur home! even tho it wasnt my home and never was.... sorry if that didnt make sense but that was the best i could do!lol
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   Posted 7/11/2009 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I would describe food, but because of all the changes I'm having to make to my diet, that brings back too many memories that make me hungry for the wrong things!

So two things I thought of both relate to my mother. One is the smell of lilacs in spring. She had this one beautiful lilac bush that bloomed every spring, and oh, let me add to that the hyacynths at Easter. Those were in the house. Those ALWAYS remind me of Mom.

But here's an odd thing I can't even find the words to describe: the scent of my mother's face powder. Not her cologne (because she only wore that when she was going out) but she used this one brand of loose face powder every day. I don't know the name but I know what the container looks like and when ever I see it in a store I smile. Me, I'm not so much into make up. But I'd smell hers when she came over to give me a hug or kiss.


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   Posted 7/11/2009 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Awe PALady, Lilacs remind me of home up North, here in the south they don't grow...
If I had a house up North I'd plant lilacs and Blackraspberry bushes...
I had lovely Roses here in Texas until the car accident and just don't have the time for their care anymore,
Roses are hard work and require pampering....
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   Posted 7/11/2009 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
PAlady what a wonderful memory......  Thanks for sharing it
BTW I don't have a smell memories so I have nothing to share  confused
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   Posted 7/12/2009 12:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Peanut butter. The smell of Jiff peanut butter to be exact always brings with it memories of my Mom making my favorite cookies (p. butter of course) at random times through out the year and then making several batches of p. butter fudge at Christmas time.

The smell of saw dust also brings to mind many fun filled hours spent with childhood friends as we were always building something. Tree houses, soap box derby cars, club houses, dog houses, and so forth.
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