Monday, January 25, 2010

From The Bowels Of My... Purse?

O.K. I did not blog today. I should have perhaps, but then there's real life.
I haven't yet convinced myself that blogging is a real life activity:-)

But...

I was thinking about something that happened the other day.

Upon rifling through the contents of my purse (which I was doing to cull all the old receipts that like to congregate there), I happened upon half a package of gum there and proceeded to unwrap and casually toss into the mouth.
My mouth, that is.
Funny...
(?)
It tasted exactly like the old gum that I used to dig out of my moms purse!
It had that "old gum from musty purse" flavor.
I was instantly transported to the passenger seat of a pea green car, where my nose was buried in a leather purse, oh, say 23 years ago?

I can't be old enough to have a musty purse with old gum in it. I CAN'T!

I guess I am though.
I must not be much of a gum chewer if there was still a half package in there, but...
It's unlikely that event promoted further interest in future chewing.

Musty gum isn't that good.

6 comments:

Diane said...

you are hilarious! Oh the memories. Too funny. I still owe you a phone call. I am very ill again and sleeping a lot and have the days and nights mixed up, though I am sleeping a ton right now cause my stomach has decided to hate me again. ugh. I love you!

Tammy (Mom to this crazy bunch) said...

As a child, it seemed like there was nothing better than a fuzzy old mint from the bottom of Mom or Grandma's purse While sitting in church...

Lady Jess said...

Lol Ewwwww!

Momma Bug said...

MY Grandma kept neat and tidy, un-linted mints in her pocket for sitting in church:-)

Momma Bear said...

My Nana always had little orange or raspberry hard candies in her purse..I hadn't thought about that in years...I'll have to stick some in my purse for the bear cubs to find some day :-)

Mommy Reg said...

I know that taste. :) And that reminisce too. What was it about pea green cars back then, everyone had a pea green car. hmmm... I found a stick in the bottom of mine a few months ago, it was too deformed and icky to do anything with but toss. Great memory.