Smell the Monday Memory


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Have you ever been going about your day and catch a whiff of a distinctive smell that makes you stop and remember the past?

Every once in a while this happens to me with my grandmother's perfume.  I have no idea what scent it was that she wore. However when I catch a whiff, it instantly brings me back to the times I spent with her.  She died in 1989, so I am pretty impressed that my smell and memory is still good enough to remember her.

I loved my grandmother!  She was artsy, fun and full of life.  My memories are short because she died right before my 10th birthday.  However the things I do remember are fun and loving memories.  She was always willing to play whatever game I dreamed up.  There is a picture of us in my parents living room where I had set up a "classroom" so I could teach her and my aunt because at the time I thought I wanted to be a teacher.

I wish I had been able to spend more time with her, but unfortunately she died pretty quickly from a diagnosis of Alzheimer's.  You'll hear more about that later on in this blog.  Even though she is no longer with me, I am still near her because I am currently living in her old house.  And at times in her house, I can smell that perfume and it brings back those happy memories.

What scents remind you of the past and the good ol days???​

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