I think everyone has certain scents that propel them back to childhood. The one that always triggers my memories is the smell of a flower/antique shop called Williams Trading Post. I used to go there all the time with my parents to pick out plants for our yard, flowers for the garden, shrubs for the continuing evolution of our backyard’s landscaping.
I also visited frequently with my grandmother. One of her hobbies was crocheting doll dresses, and the trading post was where she went to get the head and arms to complete each doll after finishing each dress, which stuffed to essentially create the torso of the doll. I have many fond memories wandering around the store while she picked out the right head and arms to complete each creation.
She passed away earlier this week, and I am in the process of figuring out if I can make it home in time for her funeral. If I can’t, I will definitely be visiting the trading post to take a deep breath and relive those memories.
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