Wednesday, May 20, 2009

retro delight

i have done it again... i have ventured into the tweens section of 'target' and snatched the best t-shirt ever!! when i saw it i just had to have it. look at it and tell me if you could resist???
isn't is the sweetest?? but the real kicker is that this utterly cute shirt is a SCRATCH and SNIFF shirt!!
yep scratch away and smell the sweet scent of lemons. there was a watermelon or strawberry one too but not in my size :( i love wearing it, takes me back to my youth). i still give out scratch and sniff stickers to the kids in my class, they love it :)
it is funny how certain smells can conjure the most blessed memories. i have such a desire to hunt down a certain bubble bath that i remember having when we lived on our farm in toowoomba. the bottle was shaped like a princess and the girl on top even had real hair (doll hair) i just loved the smell and even now if i try hard enough i can smell it. maybe this is a memory when my mother was alive... i know i was very young.
do you ever have those sorts of triggers?? wouldn't it be nice to go back in time and salvage all of those things that mean so much to us now. my youth has some very sad patches, as do many family stories but one huge regret that i have is that a beauty case full of old family films was thrown away. those sorts of family films that were on reels... oh i could cry a river of tears for the images that must have been on them. having lost my mother before i turned 4 means that i have no memory of her but i relish any thought of her holding me, wiping my tears, laughing with me, dressing me or brushing my hair....those reels would have held those sorts of images and much much more. wouldn't it be nice if i sent a letter to 'can you help' on the abc and they hunted them down?? sadly i think that case was destined for the dump as my fathers separation from his second wife was not amicable and her vindictive side might have just made sure that that case was never seen again.
ok what started out as a show and tell has turned into something a bit deeper, sorry.
anyhow i am looking forward to sleeping in as i am not taking my girls out in that rain again, we nearly got washed away!!!
goodnight to all of you out there in cyber space, happy memory hunting
%*_*% rosey
p.s. i won again!! not sure what but i will blog about it when it arrives :)


Kimberly said...

The t-shirt is too cute. I'm glad you shared your memories and I am very sorry to hear about the case of family films. The vindictive step mother can't have been a very happy person; makes me feel a teensy bit sorry for her.

Enjoy sleeping in!

Maria-Thérèse said...

I'm so sad for you that you lost your mother and all those memories :-( Do you have any pictures of the two of you together?
That shirt is beyond words...!

bekimarie said...

Oh sweetie, you've bought a tear (or two) to my eyes but it's good that you feel able to share your memories.
Love the t-shirt, so cute!
Big ((hugs))
Beki xxx

Christy said...

I wouldn't be able to resist that shirt.It's too cute!!!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh those sniff and smell items were such a fav of mine!
My daughter still has my vintage strawberry shortcake doll and it still smells.

I imagine your Mum would've been just like you,Through all your posts you really pick up on that nuturing,loving-ness of a Mum...
It must've really moulded you by the weight of losing your Mumma so young.

And another win!!!! Whhhhaaaaatttt??????
You are sooooo lucky,buy a tatts ticket girl

Chocolate Cat said...

I so want one of these tshirts!!! Guess where I'm heading this weekend?? I had one of those bubble bath dolls too!

Anonymous said...

How cute is that shirt!

Thank you for sharing your memories. Apparently it has been proven that smell can provoke certain memories. I was visiting my aunt for a couple of weeks one summer, and I had forgotten my shampoo so I used hers. It smelled EXACTLY like those "Hidden Treasures" popsicle/ice creams I used to eat when I was little. When you eat the popsicle there is a "hidden" character on the plastic stick. I had a small collection of them. I wonder if they still make them.

Also, sometimes I come across a smell that I can only describe as the "hospital smell." Like when I cut my hand, the smell of the sterilized gauze and bandages triggered memories of other times I have been at the hospital.

Of course I could write about lots more! What other smell-memories do you have? I have always been curious about others' smell-memories. Actually I'm curious about a whole lot of things that I experience that I wonder if other people experience too. Yay, science! Haha.

Hugs and kisses to Rosey and family!

clare's craftroom said...

That shirt is so good .You take care and keep being the wonderful Mum you are .

Kerryanne English said...

OMG - scratch and sniff. I remember those from my childhood and I know I am a lot older than you Rosey. What a great blast from the past.

I also cherish the smell of clag - okay I know it is not a particularly nice smell, but something about it reminds me of good times... must be from my childhood or school days. Anyhoo, it makes me smile.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne