The smells of our youth?

Cmp1

Swamp Yankee OABA Recipient
The smell of gunpowder from model rocket engines firing,,,,

Model airplane engine exhaust,,,,
 

Ruger#3

MODERATOR
Staff member
Dad’s pipe, it was a always there to and from the woods.
Wet dog, Queen laid on an old blanket at my feet warming after running rabbits through the snow for hours.
In my teens, it was smells of iron ore being smelted at the mill.
 

fireman32

Senior Member
Grandpas Old Spice. The slop bucket in the kitchen used for the chickens. The musty old camper I spent many nights in at deer camp. First time I skinned a deer and wasn’t aware that you weren’t suppose to jab the knife in, ( pops said wait, just a second to late). My grandmas voice whom I lived with for quite awhile saying y’all come on at meal time. My late brothers burnt hair when the white rain hair spray turned into a torch when he lit the Vick’s vapor rub box by the gas heater. He told me to spray it. A 6 year old has no business playing with fire, may be why I’m a fireman now. Testers model glue. The old sink drainage where we dug worms to go fishing.
 

JustUs4All

Sweeper Upper Mod
Hay in the barn.
Cotton seed meal and hulls in the other barn.
The smell of the gin/feed store that kept a stock of fresh roasted peanuts for sale.
The smell of the hardware store.
The smell of the drug store with the doctor's office in the back.
The smell of the theater with the sticky floor and popcorn.
Mennen Skin Bracer (Dad).
6/12 insect repellent at the beach.
The smell of the beach store at St Simons near the pier, a mixture of new plastic and I don't know whatall but it was unique.
 

specialk

Senior Member
flue-cured tobacco
bream beds
grannys perked coffee
diesel fumes from the tractor while plowing
anybody remember sucker plucker???
 
A barn full of burley tobacco
Old country stores
Scalding and singeing chickens
Homemade quilts
Coal smoke
Poke sallet cooking on the stove
Horehound candy
Fresh mowed hay
Cattle
The hog pen
Slop buckets
Food cooking on a wood cookstove
Old people’s houses
Freshly split oak and locust
Galax
Warm milk when you’re milking a cow
Sweaty horses and mules
Dental sweet snuff and plug and twist tobacco
 

Cmp1

Swamp Yankee OABA Recipient
Grandpas Old Spice. The slop bucket in the kitchen used for the chickens. The musty old camper I spent many nights in at deer camp. First time I skinned a deer and wasn’t aware that you weren’t suppose to jab the knife in, ( pops said wait, just a second to late). My grandmas voice whom I lived with for quite awhile saying y’all come on at meal time. My late brothers burnt hair when the white rain hair spray turned into a torch when he lit the Vick’s vapor rub box by the gas heater. He told me to spray it. A 6 year old has no business playing with fire, may be why I’m a fireman now. Testers model glue. The old sink drainage where we dug worms to go fishing.
Testers model glue,,,,definitely remember that,,,,
 
Thread starter #29
flue-cured tobacco
bream beds
grannys perked coffee
diesel fumes from the tractor while plowing
anybody remember sucker plucker???
I don't think the farmers I worked for ever heard of it, as many as we removed by hand. Maybe they used it and it just didn't work that well. I'm assuming it has a certain smell?
 
Thread starter #30
A barn full of burley tobacco
Old country stores
Scalding and singeing chickens
Homemade quilts
Coal smoke
Poke sallet cooking on the stove
Horehound candy
Fresh mowed hay
Cattle
The hog pen
Slop buckets
Food cooking on a wood cookstove
Old people’s houses
Freshly split oak and locust
Galax
Warm milk when you’re milking a cow
Sweaty horses and mules
Dental sweet snuff and plug and twist tobacco
Just wondering what made Galax smell?
 

GA1dad

Senior Member
A barn full of burley tobacco
Old country stores
Scalding and singeing chickens
Homemade quilts
Coal smoke
Poke sallet cooking on the stove
Horehound candy
Fresh mowed hay
Cattle
The hog pen
Slop buckets
Food cooking on a wood cookstove
Old people’s houses
Freshly split oak and locust
Galax
Warm milk when you’re milking a cow
Sweaty horses and mules
Dental sweet snuff and plug and twist tobacco

Sounds like we grew up in similar backgrounds,,, aka tobacco country

From the title of this thread, I thought we were gonna talk about how bad our kids stink,,,:huh:
 

trad bow

Senior Member
Grew up on a rural farm.
Fresh cut pulpwood
Cow barns
Cows
Fresh hay
Bitter weed infused milk from cows eating it
Wild onion infused milk and meat from cows eating it
Smell of pintos cooking in the winter
Mom starching clothes in the winter
Feed houses
First smell of a young lady that lived up the road
 

specialk

Senior Member
I don't think the farmers I worked for ever heard of it, as many as we removed by hand. Maybe they used it and it just didn't work that well. I'm assuming it has a certain smell?
you'd break off the bloom and pull the suckers then pour this vile oily mess down the stalk from a gallon jug....had a stinky chemical smell.....
 

Ruger#3

MODERATOR
Staff member
As a little boy, it was coal heaters and stoves.
Coal oil lamps
Fresh turned dirt in the garden.
Corn in the crib
Chicken lot when I gathered eggs
Hog lot, especially after rain
 
Thread starter #36
Sounds like we grew up in similar backgrounds,,, aka tobacco country

From the title of this thread, I thought we were gonna talk about how bad our kids stink,,,:huh:
It could be; baby clabber. The kids coming in the house in the middle of the summer.
 
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