Q&A: Smells From Childhood
Question and Answer
What scents bring back vivid memories from your childhood?
- Jeanne Ionata remembers: Wet earth after it’s just rained in the summer… wild grapes… melting tar.
- Jackie Amuso Dolby remembers: The ocean… freshly cut grass… and chlorine.
- Robin Morgan Huntley remembers: My nana’s Christmas cookies.
- Diane Hinze Kanzler remembers: Rosewater–reminds me of my great-grandma’s hugs. Lilacs in bloom. Manure–reminds me of mucking out stalls when I was a kid…
- Sara Barry remembers: Apparently the smell of a super hot, steamy shower running in the middle of the night—brought me right back to having croup as a kid.
- Amanda Saklad remembers: Freshly cut lawn.
- Anita Morehouse remembers: Anything associated with camping… growing up my parents had a seasonal camp site at Springbrook Campground in Shelburne, right off of Route 2.
- Peter Freisem remembers: Good apple butter always reminds me of being at my grandmother’s house. She made her own, and it was tasty! Fortunately, I have her recipe.
- Julianne Thibodeau Krutka remembers: Campfire! Always reminds me of the wonderful camping trips with my grandparents!
- Nichole Alexander-choon remembers: Cigar smoke reminds gives me the picture of my pe pe sitting at my grams table smoking a pipe!! Also the smell of chicken soup reminds me of my grandmothers house!!
- Anne H DeCourcey remembers: Scent of fresh ink in a picture book… snuggling up to my parents as they read to me.
- Mary Serreze remembers: Ocean
- Lisa Davol remembers: Freshly cut cucumbers remind me of my grandmothers kitchen.
- Heather Johnson remembers: The way some old books smell on the inside.