Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Walk Down Memory Lane
I was flipping through the Vermont Country Store catalog last night and of course since nostalgia is their thing, it got me, well, nostalgic. So I thought I'd do a bit of a quiz with you based on back in the day stuff.
What kind of cologne did your dad wear? My dad wore Brut and Old Spice and on occasion, English Leather.
Did your grandma do a once a week trip to the hairdresser? Both of mine did. My paternal grandma would also wear the rain bonnet to keep hers intact.
You know what soap on a rope is? I'm pretty sure my dad got some every year from me for Christmas until I was 8.
What could you rely on getting in your Easter basket as a kid? One of my grandma's always made sure I had one of those big ass peanut butter eggs with a little flower on the top the size of an adult fist. I could rely on those horrible Whopper eggs as fillers being thrown in and I'd throw them out.
What telephone did you like to play with as a kid? What is it with old school phones. I LOVED rotary phones, the longer the number, the better. It was like meditation. But then again, my grandma had one of those backlit push button phones and I loved nothing more than holding the receiver down so I wasn't dialing out but still pushing the buttons. Weirdo.
Table or TV trays as a kid? As a kid/teen, we were always on TV trays but once I was married, it's always been dinner table. I didn't even want a set of TV trays.
What scent reminds you of a family member? The smell of rose lotion reminds me of my great grandma. One time in a store, I passed a woman whose cologne had to have been hers because it made me cry. I wish I would've asked her what it was. White Diamonds reminds me of my grandma with dementia and if you mix it with the scent of coffee brewing, that is her.
What shampoo did you use as a kid? I remember Prell being pretty prevalent but I also remember Agree and Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific being thrown in for good measure.
What did you consider your first adult perfume? Probably Wind Song or Emerude when I was a pre-teen but when I was a teen, I thought Estee Lauder's White Linen, Cinnabar or Youth Dew were classy. My Lord, if I tried to wear those now, I'd break down in an allergy laden sneeze attack!
What music did your parents listen to that they passed down to you? Fleetwood Mac, Steve Miller Band, The Doobie Brothers, ABBA, Boston, The Eagles.
Pick 5 questions and answer them (or all of 'em if you're bored!)
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