Saturday, August 27, 2011

Smells - 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History - Week #34

Week #34 – Smells. Describe any smells that take you back to childhood. These could be from meals, fragrant gardens, musty basements, or something entirely different.

We spent a lot of time at the water when I was growing up and the smells at a beach or marina take me back to those outings. One of the strongest smells I remember was from the Indian River Lagoon which sometimes has a strong and rather unpleasant sulfur-like smell from algae. The ocean air itself has a much more pleasant smell with a mix of sand, salt, marine life, and of course sun tanning lotion and oils. Marinas have that too, but add in fuel from the boats and a more pungent smell from fresh fish and bait. (and sometimes not so fresh!)

This is a weekly challenge from GeneaBloggers called 52 weeks of personal genealogy history.

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