What Smell Do You Associate With Your Dad? For Tricia It’s Cigars [VIDEO]
Father's Day is next weekend and Mike and I were reminiscing about the smells that remind of us our Dads. We posed the question to listeners and some of them said the smell of hamburgers on the grill remind them of their dads because, of course, their dads are always in charge of the grilling whenever there is a family gathering. Some said the smell of gasoline and oil remind them of their dads because they like to work on their cars or motorcycles. One listener said that the smell of old school colognes like Polo by Ralph Lauren or Old Spice remind them of their old school dads.
The smell that reminds me the most about my dad is cigars. He used to smoke cigars all the time, and I mean all the time. For years I don't remember ever not seeing one in his hand ready to be lit. He used to get really nice cigars, not those nasty Swisher Sweets that are the Dollar Store of cigars. My dad's cigar boxes were treasured items in our house because they were made of this really pretty wood, smelled of cigars, and had a cool little metal latch that locked the lid down. Over the years I have collected at least a dozen of those fabulous cigar boxes that now only smell faintly of cigars. I will open them up and go through the mementos I keep in them and smile at the faint smell of cigars. I super lucky to still have my dad, but I know that when I'm an old lady, I'm going to still treasure those cigar boxes even if they don't smell like cigars anymore. My granddaughters have even chosen the ones they want to inherit when I'm gone, so are definitely a family heirloom.
In this clip, one of our listeners surprised me and Mike when she told us the smell she associates with her dad is blood. We found out why, but I'll be honest, I was afraid we were going to find out that her dad was a Dexter wannabe.