Monday, May 22, 2006

Monday's Prompt

Today's prompt: Blog about a scent that reminds you of childhood, or just one with strong emotional connection.

This one is easy for me. Any time I smell sage, I think of holidays at home with my mom. She was always the designated cook in our family and all holiday meals were served at house. She would be begin cooking the night before. And the aroma of the sage she used in her dressing would fill the house. Even now the scent of cornbread dressing with sage makes me feel like a little girl again!

Another particularly poignant smell is that of sweet potato pie baking. I was my grandma's spoiled little darling. And every holiday she would make the best sweet potato pies and because I was her special girl, I had a whole pie to myself and woe to the person who DARED cut my pie.

4 comments:

Tink said...

The scents are wafting this way and my nose if following them your way. Great memories there.

glynis said...

Yum! I'm getting hungry just reading this post!

loonyhiker said...

You are making me hungry! I can imagine those smells and my stomach starts to growl!

Zephanee said...

Mmmmm...it's been a while since I had sweet potato pie. I was pretty skinny growing up and my Godmother and Aunts were always making me sweets to fatten me up. Didn't work, but I sure did love that food!