Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sometimes I Smell like Grandpa

Sometimes I catch myself smelling like Grandpa Brinkerhoff. I think it was a mixture of sweat and sawdust that emanated from both his person after he had been working outside, or from his old blue truck all of the time. It's pretty gross when you think about it especially in relation to me, an apparently not so clean but young 23 year old girl who doesn't really do any physical labor. I don't hate it though. When I smell this particular smell on my person it reminds me of Grandpa. I'm not sure what the people around me think but it makes me smile. Grandpa Brinkerhoff passed down some distinct and ironic things to me: my nose and my smell.


Ruth McKimson said...

That's hilarious, Jamie. Wait till Grampa hears of the beloved gift he's bequeathed to you. What a sweet reminder of dear Grampa. Honestly, though, I don't think I've smelled Grampa on you.

Kelsey said...

I don't think Grandpa would appreciate this post...