It makes me smile!

It makes me smile!


A friend and I have a discussion going on FB about the smell of Lilacs and the memories that they bring back. My grandma loved Lilacs, & Lilies of the Valley. To this day the scent of them bring back wonderful memories of her and especially of the huge Lilac bush that was in a neighbors yard. I remember just stopping to smell them on my way home from school each day. This all made me think of this post from several years back. It still holds….. One little addition to It Makes Me Smile- I can now add chats with our sons, daughter-in-loves and granddaughters! They make us smile!

Buggy Thoughts

It didn’t take me long to come up with a posting for today’s “post a week” topic- share something that makes you smile.  There are so many different things that bring a smile to my face – thoughts of our many vacations at our Marco Island condo, The Charter Club of Marco Beach; a chat on the phone or an e-mail from our sons and daughter-in-laws; the antics of our granddogs – I could go on and on.

But, I have to admit that the one thing that makes me smile and conjures up memories in my mind is the smell of Murphy’s Oil soap.  Murphy’s Oil Soap you say?  What’s with that?  Well, here’s why.  I grew up in a house that was your typical 40’s style bungalow.  Main floor with a finished second floor where our bedrooms were.  As many homes were at that time our walls

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