Saturday, March 03, 2012

Childhood Memories

Many of us have some great childhood memories...some of our memories may not be so great for whatever reason.  The purpose of my blog, though, is to bring back the good and positive memories.  

As for myself, I can say that often a fragrance, song or television show will bring back fond memories of days gone by.  One of those things is the Yardley fragrance collection.  This is one of the few things that still exists today, thankfully.  My mother often wore Yardley English Lavender as well as Yardley Lilac, and whenever I get a whiff of this scent it reminds me of her and of the positive events of my childhood.  Here is a photo of a Yardley fragrance.
You can see how decorate and attractive the bottles were back then.  

I saw this photo on the web and it also brought back some great childhood memories for me.  However, even though this is a 1912 photo and way before "my time", it nonetheless brings back fond memories for me.
What I love about this photo is that you see a family relaxing and just enjoying each other's company.  Unfortunately today with all the hustle and bustle and rush, rush, rush, people don't really take time out to relax and enjoy themselves and the company of family and friends.  

The above 1912 family photo also brings to mind how friendly and courteous people were back then.  Don't get me wrong, you still see this today, but not nearly as much, sadly.  When I see people putting their feet on seats in buses, cursing, not taking the time to say "please" or "thank you", I like to go back in time in my mind and remember when .....  

Thank you so much for visiting me here today, please feel free to add any comments, if you wish.  


  1. For me it's Rive Gauche that Mom wore. The smell of that reminds me of her. In high school I wore Love's Lemon. I still love the smell of that. The front porch reminds me of slower paced times when people actually sat on porches just to visit. Thanks for bringing up these memories.

    1. Wow, I had forgotten all about the Rive Gauche, Jane! Thanks for your comment! I remember Love's fragrances well. I loved the Ocean one as well as the Lemon and Baby Soft.

  2. I think that the sense of smell can trigger the strongest memories.

    I remember having some perfume samples, which always threw me back to my childhood. Also, there's a coffee shop near where I live, where the black pudding (in their full Irish breakfast) always gives me a strong wave of childhood memories. It's funny, because I grew up in Finland, and there's no black pudding in Finland, but there's just something in it that triggers the memories! =D

    There are some songs as well, which work as memory triggers for me. For example, Carry Me Home (by Gloworm).. I remember a particular moment when I was listening to it in my early twenties, and I just had a feeling that whenever I'd hear that song again, I'd remember that moment.. And I do. It was nearly 20 years ago, but listening to the song brings such a clear memory that I can almost touch it.. There was nothing special in that moment, it was just a peaceful moment at home alone, but it's still a nice little time warp..


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