When you were a kid.....

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  1. captainironmax

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    Did you ever spend any amount of time plucking a honeysuckle bush and eating the sugary goodness inside? When I was a child I swear it was like free candy. Pretty exciting for a 6 yr old. I just walked outside behind our building and saw a bush full of blooms.....smelled awesome. Memory lane.
     
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    Awesome! You win!
     
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    Yes, as a kid I did that.
    My wife planted some in our yard a couple of years ago. When they bloom, I'll do it again. :beer
     
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    It also conjures up another good memory for me.

    I grew up in south Alabama. When I was very young, I used to go everywhere with my Grandpa. He was amazingly patient as I'd do childish things like gather acorns and pretend they were currency. One day he tells me "Ya know boy, them thangs is good eatin', taste jus' like a peanut when ya peel the shell off em".... Yeah. They don't taste like peanuts. I was the oldest grandchild, so I got to gleefully watch over the years as he pulled the same prank on my brothers/cousins.
     
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    I hear 'honeysuckle" and I think of this:

     
  7. ripple

    ripple To keep fresh, keep capped & cold. Silver Supporting Member

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    Honeysuckle - The greatest scent on earth.

    My wife has a honeysuckle scented perfume that is like Kryptonite.

    It turns me into Gomez Adams instantly.

    Ah, Cadida!
     
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    We did the same with some honeysuckle plants in our yard.

    But, more fun that that, was to go to the sugar cane fields, cut one down, and then cut them into pieces. The insides were excellent to chew on for a few minutes.
     
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    I first read that as candida, which is a different... um, aroma... altogether.
    :)
     
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    Yes, as a kid we used to do that. One of our fences here is covered with it and it is blooming, smells beautiful in the back yard.
     
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    Never ate them,but,everytime i smell them now it reminds me of summer time growing up.
     
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    We had one of those and also a big Anise bush. I used to hit those all the time.
     
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    we used to tiptoe through the tulips
     
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    No honeysuckle where I grew up but tons of wild strawberries and there were so many fruit trees you didn't need to go home for lunch in the summer. Pears, peaches, apples, cherries, mulberries...
     
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    Me too.

    Tony Orlando and Dawn had a tune called "Candida".
    I never could get into that song for some reason. Well, I know the reason but I won't discuss it...(insert non-existent "Smelly" smiley here).

    HMTM
     
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    Still do. Muffland has plenty in bloom right now. My muscadines also their first berries.
     
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    Captain, I did this as a kid! And man does it bring back fond memories. :) I have a fence lining my driveway and Honeysuckle grows on it like mad. Love the smell!
     
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    LOL - a considerably less enjoyable scent for sure.
     
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    Yep, just had to dodge the bees trying to do something similar.
     
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    Yup! We had a giant honeysuckle bush on the farm where I grew up. We had purple grapes, too. Actually, we have those here. They smell great and my wife makes grape jelly which is nice, even though the vines tend to kill the trees.
     

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