Tasty Memories

Sensory memories are just as strong as other triggered memories. I recently bought some raw cashews and every time I eat a handful of them, memories of childhood come flooding back.

It was the mid-1970s and we were part of the health food craze. We did not have cookies or candy or soda in our house and we really only got snacks from the health food store. The two most common choices were raw cashews and dried pineapple. We also got dried apricots but I didn’t care for them.

The cashews remind me of long car trips, walking about the city, going to the movies. Not that this was a special treat, but we only bought these when we were out. This means that I associate them with the fun times and not sitting around doing my homework.

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