I have many, many memories linked to smells. I grew up on a small ranch/farm. Branding calves, feeding hogs, riding horses, corn ensilage. I associate each of those childhood/teen years memories with specific aromas.
The smell of Brut cologne reminds me a someone I haven’t seen in 30 years. The smell of Aqua Net hairspray reminds me of my paternal grandmother. Menthol and wintergreen remind me of my maternal grandfather and his unfiltered Kools and Key chewing tobacco, which reminds me of staying with him and playing cards and the harmonica.
To paraphrase Steven Wright…
Thinking about the past brings back so many memories.
Until next time,
writing through history one romance upon a time