Wednesdays Question

It’s Wednesday so that means it’s question time. It’s time to ponder and then answer just one question. Okay, you can add all you want as a reason for your answer too. We’d all like that.

Here’s this weeks question: If you had to name a smell that always makes you nostalgic, what would it be?

Pumpkin pies baking in the oven. It always, always reminds me of my mother. Her favorite pie and my favorite pie. I sure wish I could walk into her kitchen while she was baking pumpkin pies. I miss you mom.

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  60 comments for “Wednesdays Question

  1. August 19, 2015 at 2:27 am

    Hi Sandee, when I was working in the city, the smell of frying salted fish reminds me of home back in my hometown. I felt very homesick whenever I smelt this smell.

    • August 19, 2015 at 9:27 am

      We all have some trigger to our past. Good memories they are too. πŸ™‚

  2. August 19, 2015 at 3:46 am

    bacon frying every morning is the smell I woke up to my whole childhood.

    • August 19, 2015 at 9:27 am

      Bacon is a great smell first thing in the morning. πŸ™‚

  3. August 19, 2015 at 4:01 am

    The salt smell of the Gulf or ocean. If i get a whiff of that, i am instantly thinking of walking a beach at sunrise.

    • August 19, 2015 at 9:27 am

      Oh that's a great smell too. πŸ™‚

  4. August 19, 2015 at 4:07 am

    I would say for me is the smell of stew and dumplings luverlyyyyy πŸ™‚

    Have a nostalgictastic day Sandee :-h

    • August 19, 2015 at 9:27 am

      Sounds good Steve. πŸ™‚

  5. August 19, 2015 at 4:18 am

    That chlorine smell at an indoor pool is one. I met my husband when we were both on the swim team. πŸ™‚

    • August 19, 2015 at 9:28 am

      I can see why that's a great smell for you. πŸ™‚

  6. August 19, 2015 at 5:24 am

    I have so many…Christine's above is a big one for me too, since I used to lifeguard (for about 4 yrs), I taught swimming and was also on the swim team. Also, since age 8 on, my summers all were spent at the pool (but an outdoor pool)

    Freshly cut grass.


    Baking bread

    Bonfires…that is a huge one. Reminds me of one of my first loves.

    Oh geeze, I could go on and on! lol

    • August 19, 2015 at 9:28 am

      What wonderful memories you are having today. I love it. πŸ™‚

  7. August 19, 2015 at 5:28 am

    Baking bread is great but a barn full of freshly cut hay is the best. Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit have a good and great day.

    • August 19, 2015 at 9:29 am

      Alfalfa hay to be precise. Nothing smells quite like alfalfa. πŸ™‚

  8. August 19, 2015 at 6:06 am

    Easter bread, my mother baking Easter bread. She would take it out of the oven, what a beautiful smell and then she would cut a big piece with butter for me. I was in heaven.
    Today she is making the Easter bread in heaven.
    Have a beautiful Wednesday Sandee. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • August 19, 2015 at 9:29 am

      What a lovely memory Paul. We both loved our wonderful moms. πŸ™‚

  9. August 19, 2015 at 7:25 am

    My answer is close to yours. The smell of Thanksgiving turkey will always remind me of my mom and all the great Thanksgiving dinners we had. I miss my mom too. She was an unconditional loving mother.

    • August 19, 2015 at 9:30 am

      Thanksgiving was a good smell too. We had Thanksgiving and Christmas at moms house for years and years. πŸ™‚

  10. August 19, 2015 at 8:40 am

    The smell of Yardley fragrances, especially Lavender! πŸ™‚

    • August 19, 2015 at 9:30 am

      Lavender is a wonderful smell. πŸ™‚

  11. August 19, 2015 at 9:38 am

    There are so many. Around this time of year there is a certain Fall smell, the grass, the ozone, whatever that always tells me it is FOOTBALL SEASON.

    • August 19, 2015 at 10:04 am

      I know you love football. Enjoy. πŸ™‚

  12. August 19, 2015 at 10:12 am

    there is a place called Granpa's Cheese Barn in ashland county here in ohio the have fresh baked pies,every time I got a slice of it I would always think of my Grandma Helen Hirt's Pies.

    • August 19, 2015 at 10:14 am

      I forgot to add I miss her and my Mom and Dad. feeling nostolgisic I guess. πŸ™

  13. August 19, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Roast pork always makes me think of Christmas time because that was, and still is, our tradition. Thankfully, I still have my parents, but I do get nostalgic thinking about the relatives we have lost over the years. On the plus side, our family is growing and the traditions are being carried over to a new generation every year.

    • August 19, 2015 at 10:28 am

      How wonderful that the new generation is carrying on. Ours isn't. No one wants to do the work that is required. It's a shame. πŸ™‚

  14. August 19, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Snow on evergreens = childhood Christmas

    • August 19, 2015 at 10:54 am

      Another delightful thing to remember. πŸ™‚

  15. August 19, 2015 at 10:54 am

    My wife's meat loaf with that special topping that I never been able to duplicate since she passed away!

    • August 19, 2015 at 11:04 am

      Oh meatloaf does smell good. Yes indeed. πŸ™‚

  16. August 19, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Darn. I can't think of a single good smell that makes me nostalgic…perhaps because of the awful smell of my father's cigarettes?

    Scritches to LB. Big hugs, honey…

    • August 19, 2015 at 11:04 am

      Cigarettes are an awful smell indeed. πŸ™‚

  17. August 19, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Macaroni and Cheese: Andy Griffith Show :-f

    • August 19, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Oh my I'd forgotten about that. I remember the mac and cheese. πŸ™‚

  18. August 19, 2015 at 11:17 am

    MotherDear's sauce…. Hey, it's Prince Spaghetti Day and there will be no pasta in my world today. bugger to that!

    Shoot, what am I talking? It can be just the beginning aromas of the sauteed garlic and onions and Italin sausage baking… mmmm….

    Have a lovely day! xoxo

    • August 19, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Being Italian I'll bet your house smells wonderful most of the time. Nothing better than sauce and garlic and other Italian things cooking. πŸ™‚

    • September 17, 2015 at 1:24 pm

      We are NOT Italian… English and Portuguese… but my sister Lynda married an Italian. So there.

      We all just love Italian food. Doesn't everyone though!?!

    • September 17, 2015 at 1:26 pm

      Well, I just thought you were Italian with all the Italian food you have. I learn something new every single day and that rocks. πŸ™‚

  19. August 19, 2015 at 11:47 am


    Yes, to this day I think of the old `sitcoms` when I think of Mac`n`Cheese.

    • August 19, 2015 at 5:12 pm

      What a lovely thing to think. πŸ™‚

  20. August 19, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    The smell of lilac always reminds me of carefree days of spring when I was a kid. Not sure why. Gardenia reminds me of trips to Hawaii which takes me back to happy times there too.

    Happy Wednesday Sandee! Scritches to Little Bit!

    • August 19, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Funny how smells can take us back through the years. I love it. πŸ™‚

  21. August 19, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    When I smell dump trucks, it reminds me of walking the streets (not avenues) of New York City. It's strange. It's a pungent smell but it takes me back and I like it.

    • August 19, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      You like what you like. πŸ™‚

  22. August 19, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    I can't think of one scent that reminds me of anything from the past.

    • August 19, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      Well, you don't have to either. πŸ™‚

  23. August 19, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Fresh baked bread. There used to be a commercial bakery a couple of miles from our house in Tulsa. When you drove by there at night and they were baking fresh bread for morning delivery, it would just melt your soul. I used to drive by there just for the aroma.

    • August 19, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      Oh nothing smells better than a bakery when it's in full swing. πŸ™‚

  24. August 19, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    My mother's pumpkin pie.

    • August 19, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      Well, I can relate to this. πŸ™‚

  25. August 20, 2015 at 1:16 am

    That smell of pork barbecue -we usually have this on Christmas reminds me so much of our family during Christmas eve.

    • August 20, 2015 at 7:31 am

      Lots of folks thought about the holidays. That's cool. πŸ™‚

  26. August 20, 2015 at 3:37 am

    Normally, I read your question and have an answer, but today I have nothing. I am sure there are smells that remind me of something, but I can't think of any of them right now.

    • August 20, 2015 at 7:31 am

      Well, that's okay Rhonda. You'll be going a long at some point and you'll have a smell that you relate to some event in your life. It's all good. πŸ™‚

  27. August 20, 2015 at 4:23 am

    Beef and Noodles reminds me of my grandma. I never get to smell it though. Brut cologne reminds me of my high school love (LOL!).

    • August 20, 2015 at 7:32 am

      Oh Brut. I remember that on a good looking guy back in the day too. πŸ™‚

  28. August 20, 2015 at 7:37 am

    My wife's rose perfume from Avon.

    • August 20, 2015 at 7:49 am

      Awww, that's a sweet thing to say Odie. πŸ™‚

  29. LAC
    August 21, 2015 at 4:19 am

    It's hard to pick just one… there was a certain aroma to my Grandmother's house (before it was destroyed by druggies). Pumpkin pie = Thanksgiving and Pine tree = Christmas. And I think if I smelled Debbie Gibson's Electric Youth perfume right now, I'd be transported back to 1996!!!

    • August 21, 2015 at 9:13 am

      How fun, well except for that awful experience with those druggies. I know that was a difficult time for you. πŸ™‚

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