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Scent Memories

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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  3. hopelesswonderer says

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your grandmother, its nice you have somewhere you can go to remind you of her and your lovely memories together ❤

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  4. Condolences for your loss. I think if you can or can’t make it back in time for the funeral, you should stop by The Trading Post for a quick “smell.” I am sure it would be worth it!

    Thanks for sharing and I am glad I follow you!
    C. W.

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