Monday, February 14, 2011

Little Walks Down Memory Lane

Had a Tootsie Roll today. I eat Tootsie Rolls very seldom, and when I do - I might as well be right back at Baker Park at the age of about three. No kidding, I can still remember it. I took swimming lessons and the instructor put Tootsie rolls under water where she wanted us to put our faces. Just a step or two down (and wouldn't they float?-- she must have held them there...) That taste is summertime and swimming pool and reward for taking risks.

For Valentine's Day, Kevin bought me a combo iPhone alarm clock/charging station/music playing thingy. It was past time to throw away my old alarm clock. Many of the buttons were failing to work, and since I had my eyes fixed, I don't need the HUGE display the old clock had. That old alarm clock was the one we got when we got married, and it served us for almost 13 years! Can't say that about many of our other appliances. I can remember it resting on the bedside shelf in our first home on Lorilyn. And Kevin setting "Wake 1" and "Wake 2" when we both had jobs to get up for in the morning. I actually got a little nostalgic when I unplugged it tonight. It was 7:34 p.m. Can't count how many 11:11s I've seen on that thing.

I bought some pretty candles tonight to put in our bathroom. They're Gardenia-scented. A long time ago, my mom told me that was my Grandpa's favorite flower. I bought Gardenia-scented candles for my wedding, too. In a related story, Grandpa used to buy all the girls and women in the family a corsage for Christmas Eve. Not sure what type of flower -- probably not gardenias -- but regardless, the aroma in my bathroom now reminds me of Grandpa and corsages and special occasions.

That's all. Now I'm off to enjoy the scent of the candles drifting into my room and listen to the sounds of my iPod.

7 comments:

Katie and Mark said...

What a great post! I love what Kevin got you, and I love the memories your old alarm clock brings back. The Tootsie Rolls too. I wish I had a better memory. I have forgotten so many things already. Who knows what I will remember ten years from now?

littlecbsmom said...

It is funny how something like a tootsie roll sparks a memory from SO long ago!

Bryan still uses his alarm he has had since we got married and I can't wait to get rid of it too! I only use my phone and oh how I would love one of those docking stations! Great gift Kevin!

Rob Dixon said...

Not to spoil the mood here, but tootsie rolls floating in a swimming pool conjures other memories for me!

Teri said...

Ew.
I didn't even think that. I will now! Gross.

Blah Blah Blayla said...

Apart from Dixon's alternative mental image...this was a delight to read! =) Here's to many, many more 11:11's on your new clock!

Rob said...

Sorry! Too many summers in inner city LA taking scores of children to the pool...

janelle said...

Chris uses an alarm clock that I got as a teenager!