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Jan 10, 2012
1:28 PM
We all have those kind of memories about friends and events. Enjoy the memories. It is amazing how we relate things to memories. I have several songs that I relate strongly to a couple of people from over 40 years ago that still make me sniffley when I hear them.
Do you react to smells that way? Sometimes I will smell something that instantly brings back a long ago memory.


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198 posts
Jan 12, 2012
6:18 PM
My greatgrandmother's house smelled of mothballs. I didn't know what it was at the time but that smell puts me back there when I was 5 or 6 years old.

The Christmas tree smell when we shopped for one in Woody's lot - I have tried all kinds of candles and even roping but nothing smells exactly like that. That scent brings Christmas more than any carol or song on the radio.

Jade East cologne- I am sixteen and have sneaked out with my boyfriend and without my brother the chaperone to the drive in. I have no idea what picture is up on the screen.

Turkey in the oven smells like Thanksgiving, even if it is March.
292 posts
Jan 13, 2012
5:39 AM
Keugene - I had forgotten about Jade East. I LOVED girls that wore Charlie. I don't remember many of the movies either HA HA I DO remember going to the Belmont Drive In in the dead of Winter with the little heaters and it snowing. Movie, what movie?

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Nov 05, 2012
5:45 PM
DOES ANYONE REMEMBER GLEN Miller.... from Just-N-Time Band.He wrote a song I believe was called 'Pretty Brown Eyes' if so I'd like to get a copy of it or a way to get this song. Email addy is:ptierney@woh.rr.com
Paul Tierney
123 posts
Nov 05, 2012
7:30 PM
Cologne? Let us not forget Hai Karate. Went to the North Star on a date and we both fell asleep. We were in the back row and woke up when the morning sun was shining in our eyes. Both of us were scared to death going back to her house.yep! Her Mom and Dad were both up waiting for us.the believed us about falling asleepgood thing they never asked about the movie, because we didn't know what it was about either.
122 posts
Nov 07, 2012
2:28 PM
I am 65 years old and still to this day I am transported when I smell rain on a hot summer sidewalk!There is a magical nostalgia in that simple but powerful aroma for me.I am instantly 7 years old walking down Gunkle Ave. with my big brothers.We are walking home from Colorado Avenue Baptist Church.The rain is making steam rise all around us as we try our best to stay under my grandfathers NCR umbrella.
I can't explain the why of it at all.I only know that it makes me sad and an odd longing tugs at me.
53 posts
Nov 08, 2012
4:24 AM
cilla46, I am 62 and lived on Gebhart until I was about 11 or 12. I am pretty sure I went to kindergarten at the church you mentioned. Is it on the corner of Colorado and Heaton? We used to play baseball in that little triangle area between Gunkle, Heaton and Colorado.
123 posts
Nov 09, 2012
8:09 AM
jfox68~ Yes that is the place.The triangle is still the same today.I just looked at it on Google Earth which made me want to go back to the old neighborhood and walk those streets again.
I haven't lived in Dayton for over 20 years.I lived in the Walnut Hills area from birth til 1964.After that I lived in several areas of Dayton,Kettering,West Carrollton and Miamisburg until I moved to Highland County.
35 posts
Jan 22, 2013
8:35 AM
cilla46 & jfox68 That triangle was a gem of a playground. My school friend Joe Bohart lived on Missouri Ave. and when I visited, we usually got a gang together to play touch football on the lot.
66 posts
Jan 23, 2013
4:23 AM
rdebross, I remember the Bohart name. I can remember playing baseball on that little triangle lot. Some of the bigger kids could hit home runs up on peoples houses.
55 posts
Feb 28, 2013
10:54 AM
cilla46....If you go back, you might get shot. Dayton is not what it was. What a wonderful place to grow up in. So much excitement, activity. Gosh, I loved it there. What are kids going to remember when they grow up?..........video games, a skateboard, "Big Bang" (TV show), and their cel phone.
158 posts
Mar 03, 2013
9:56 AM
Nile~The memories will have to be enough for me I guess!As for the kids today, I feel sorry that they won't ever know that carefree and peaceful world that we older folks grew up in!
I often talk to my children about my childhood and they are fascinated by how uncomplicated my life was.My grandchildren don't have much time to listen anymore.Teenagers and twenty somethings are to busy and caught up in all the technology these days.
That is the natural progression of things I suppose........
3 posts
Mar 07, 2013
11:26 AM
I too grew up in the Walnut Hills area...grew up on Edgar Avenue..and played ball in what used to be the church yard of the church on Edgar...big pack of kids we were...carefree and fun loving..what a wonderful time to grow up...I'm sure I know you "cilla' even though your name isn't mentioned here (same age :) )I'm Jack Reed...do you remember me?? Does anyone remember the small store on Edgar as you were walking to Lincoln? I can't remember the name, but we always stopped and bought penny candy there on the way to school...marvelous old place...I live in Japan now, but the Walnut Hills area of east Dayton will always be home to me...contact me if you'd like to share memories! jackreed35@hotmail.com
Stay well all, you are much thought of...truly.
Jack Reed
160 posts
Mar 07, 2013
7:12 PM
Jack~Yes I do remember you I believe.Did you live in the house at the corner of Edgar and Woodrow Terrace?I seem to remember sisters Sharon and Susan Reed.Am I remembering the correct family?For some reason I remember a boy Tommy Reed?It is such a long ago memory that I may be wrong.
The store at the corner of Edgar and Heaton was Seegers Market.Do you remember going to Derby's drugstore on Wayne Ave?The soda fountain was at the back and had silver and red stools bolted to the floor.The man who owned it was Ed Derby and he was always nice to us kids.Next door was Charlies Barber Shop where my father got his hair cut.Across the street on the corner of Wayne and Anderson was Jack and Earls Grocery and the other corner was the Walnut Hills Bar.
So many memories that flood my mind it makes me feel like a kid again!

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