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P's and Q's 03/20/13

Childhood Sounds
by Ten Thousand Questions

"What kinds of sounds did you hear around your childhood home? Were there loud sounds from far away that reached you, such as church bells, fire sirens, trains, or industrial activity?"


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Mar. 21st, 2013 02:17 am (UTC)
I had a few sounds, such as sirens and trains (we lived pretty close to the tracks), but what I really remember is a particular smell. I lived a little bit away from a factory that processed seafood. I'm not sure exactly what it was they did in there, but it always reeked of fish and clams. Come to think of it, it was probably a canning factory, or something of that sort.
Every day in the summertime around 2pm, you could just get this whiff of seafood throughout the air. It's long since been closed, thank goodness, and luckily the smell still doesn't bother me. I always thought I'd have some sort of vivid "Vietnam Flashbacks" if I ever smelled something like that again, but so far so good, haha!
Mar. 21st, 2013 02:41 am (UTC)
Hey, you are back!
:D I have this comedic image of said flashbacks where your eyes widen in horror and images of canned tuna swim about. I spent some time near canning places and it's nasty.
Mar. 21st, 2013 06:01 am (UTC)
I am :D I was on a bit of a hiatus. Job searching, and working a whole bunch left me exhausted, but I missed everyone's lovely entries so I needed a return :)
Haha, I'm going to have to draw that now XD (Be prepared to see it in one of my next updates!)
It is pretty nasty, and I hate to say it, but you get used to it, lol.
Mar. 21st, 2013 08:23 pm (UTC)
Exactly! How amazing is this picture?
Mar. 21st, 2013 04:15 pm (UTC)
Birds. Although I mostly remember hearing birds when I was younger because I feel like home in the summer if I can hear birds in any garden I'm in.

The most distinctive sounds though were the one from the railway. If we could hear the trains, it meant the wind had turned.
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