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My Great Nanny was about 80 years old and she was always quite and very opinionated. But one thing that she was great at was fixing biscuits and gravy. It became a family recipe and everyone would always fix it! We still do to this day.

About 4 or 5 years ago my great nanny died in the hospital. She was very old and just died of natural causes. All of her belongings were given to all her kids and grandchildren. My mom got her iron skillet that she used to make biscuits and gravy in all the time. It was very heavy and hard to work with at times. But one night my mom fixed biscuits and gravy in that skillet because all of ours were dirty. So she was fixing it and me, and my sister were setting the table. A few minutes later I walked over to the end of the table and at that same time my mom walked up beside me and we both just stopped at started at each other and gave each other a really weird look.

Well you know how all of your grandparents had a certain smell that just followed them and you could recognize their smell anywhere... Well right between me and my mom was the corner of the table and her smell was right there standing right between us. I know it wasn't a little coincidence because there were 6 kids in that house and it smell nothing like food and dirty diapers! We knew right away that she was there with us... It was amazing to know that she was there.

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Midnightshadows (7 posts)
12 years ago (2010-06-07)
I agree with cutechoy.Don't let Choychoy get to you. 😁 I believe you, too. People should be nice!
Midnightshadows (7 posts)
12 years ago (2010-06-07)
My stepmom sometimes smells her dad. I never met him, he died when she was like 17, but I've smelled the scent of freshly cut grass in the middle of winter. I told her and she said she smelled it, too, and that it was her dad. It's kind of cool to know that people you love are still there when you need them. I smell his scent when I'm upset or when something big happens. ❤
darkQueen (29 posts)
12 years ago (2010-05-06)
wow you know your nannys smell! Lol I don't remember my mimi"s smell
deon1234 (7 posts)
12 years ago (2009-11-16)
thats how it is at my school my grandma died and I was with when she did but she used to smoke and every since she died the smell of cigarette smoke goes across my nose and no one be around me but it don't scare me at all because I know she checks on me I love and miss her
mrdeagle (6 stories) (69 posts)
12 years ago (2009-11-15)
I agree with Watersprite. I believe your Great Nanny was there with you when you used her old cookware. 😊
My Grandfather on my mom's side of the family used to smoke cigarettes before he died. A couple weeks after he passed away my mom was looking through an old book that used to belong to him. She got sad and started crying, and then it suddenly smelled like cigarettes in the room. I was there trying to make her feel better and we both stopped and sniffed a few times. It was like we knew he was there. Nobody in my family smokes. 😲
Watersprite (3 stories) (85 posts)
13 years ago (2009-11-13)
Residual leftover smells or aromas are really common. There are lots of people who smell perfume or cigar smoke, etc. From a deceased person. I believe you. Don't let Choychoy's teasing bother you. 😐
cutechoy (42 posts)
13 years ago (2009-11-13)
what? I don't understand! Its so nothing! Hehehe...

By:choychoy (my nickname) 😆 😆 😆

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