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Mom and Dad Presents

As much as I always got presents from my parents for Christmas and their friends and my godparents it was difficult to know what to get my parents. Now a child of five or six usually begins to realize that parents also need presents but doesn’t have a lot of money. If I remember correctly I believe that I didn’t even get a regular allowance or pocket money yet. I usually was given some pennies or five cents for candy.

Remember these were the good old days of penny candies and such. So I had to rely on other sources. Dad would take me to buy a present for mom that was usually some cologne and mom would take me to buy a present for dad which was either a tie or aftershave.

After a while of course, if you counted in birthdays both mom and dad had an ample supply of what I called smelly water or in dad’s case ties. However, there was one aftershave scent I just couldn’t get enough of and luckily dad liked it too. That was Old Spice and I just loved that smell on dad. It still makes me think of him right away whenever I catch a whiff of that scent.

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    Did you buy mom and dad presents as a kid?

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    Do you have a scent you associate with mom and dad?

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