Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Memory of Smells

Just when I thought there was nothing new to blog about, something pops up!  The "Safekeeping Stories" blog post yesterday was about all the wonderful "smells" we encounter over the holiday season and how those scents remind us of our past.  I hope you will read "Use Your Sense of Smell To Find Your Story".  It contains a great recipe for Russian tea and some excellent writing prompts.

Tip:  Most of us today keep our smartphones close by.  When you get a great idea - perhaps the aroma of freshly baked hot-cross buns on Christmas morning reminds you of your grandmother's kitchen - grab the phone, tap the icon for your voice recorder, and "remember" it.  Later, you can listen to it and make the recording, or a transcription of it, part of your family history narrative.

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