Sunday, January 25, 2009

Caramel and the Past


When was the last time you had Sugar Babies? The last time I had any was Sunday, January 25, 2009. I bought a box of them at Dollar General on a whim and on the way home, had to break into them.

Driving up Mustang Road, I popped a couple of them in my mouth. In the cool afternoon air, the flavor brought me back to the cool days spent while camping when I was a kid. The specific feeling that hit me was from Huntsville State Park. It was in late October or early in November. The smell of coolness in the air, along with the scent of grass and trees was very strong. At that moment, I was ten again, tramping through the trees along the Botany Trail.

You may wonder why smells are so important to me. Science has shown that the most powerful memory stimulator is the sense of smell. And if you ever saw me, or even a picture of me, you’ll notice that my receptor of smells is very capable. Let’s just say, it can handle a lot of air at once.

Since the sense of taste is a subset of the sense of smell, the Sugar Babies and the open fields of Alvin were able to transport a geezer back in time to a simpler day.

I wonder if the secret scientists working on a time machine (and you know they are) have thought about using candy as a catalyst or fuel for their device.

4 comments:

invigilator_tex said...

My dentist used to throw these to the crowd during local parades. He was brilliant!

Howlsatmoon said...

Yes, the larval form of Sugar Daddies...take a bite on a warm day...instant lockjaw.

aA said...

Tex, an EVIL Genius! Wollf, you have a scientific mind!

DammitWomann said...

Nope on Sugar Babies.... but "Yes" on Rollos.......