365 Reasons to Smile – Day 15

One of the first beauty products I owned was an Avon honeysuckle perfume stick. I’d never before smelled honeysuckle, but the perfume was a gift from Ruby, a family friend whom I absolutely adored.  honeysuckle

Ruby sold Avon, and I loved looking through her lipstick samples and flipping through the small catalogs she always carried with her.

But most of all I loved that perfume because it reminded me of her.

I now live in a neighborhood full of honeysuckle, and one of the main streets is even called Honeysuckle Drive.

A few weeks ago, the air was simply rich with its scent, and I breathed it in as though I were breathing in my childhood.

And I smiled because the scent of honeysuckle always makes me smile.

Day 15: The Scent of Honeysuckle   Day 14: Clip of Kevin Kline Exploring His Masculinity

Day 13: Random Text Messages from My Daughter     Day 12:  Round Bales of Hay

Day 11:  Water Fountains for Dogs    Day 10: The Rainier Beer Motorcycle Commercial

Day 9: Four-Leaf Clovers  Day 8: Great Teachers We Still Remember

Day  7:  Finding the missing sock   Day 6:  Children’s books that teach life-long lessons

Day 5: The Perfect Photo at the Perfect Moment     Day 4:  Jumping in Puddles  

Day 3: The Ride Downhill after the Struggle Uphill    Day 2: Old Photographs

Day 1: The Martians on Sesame Street

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About Trina Bartlett

I live in the Eastern Panhandle of WV, with one dog, two cats, a daughter in high school, a son starting his latest adventures at West Virginia University and a husband who works strange hours. When I'm not working as a director at a nonprofit social service organization or being a mom, I can generally be found riding my bike, walking my dog and stirring things up.

Posted on July 21, 2013, in Family, My life and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 181 Comments.

  1. You reminded me of an elderly Avon Sales lady that my wife knew. MY wife loved their products. Honeysuckle is a fragrance I cannot recall.

  2. I had that same perfume stick! I thought that it was the height of sophistication! And I have loved those flowery scents ever since!

    • We had an exchange student from France living with us when I was in 9th grade. Talk about sophistication! I’ve used the perfume she wore ever since (and ironically, she married the mayor of a city known for perfume.)

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