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    I kinda liked that candy, the raspberry thingies were good. My Grandma would look down her nose at it though... "It's not the Brachs"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romans828 View Post
    YES! - And it was usually sticky and stale.
    Bingo! And had that grandma house smell. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John View Post
    I kinda liked that candy, the raspberry thingies were good. My Grandma would look down her nose at it though... "It's not the Brachs"...
    My favorite all time candy is Brach's chocolate 'stars'. You can hardly find them any more. Walgreens sold them for awhile a few years ago but now they don't. My SIL bought me some for Christmas one year but she had to order them off the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romans828 View Post
    YES! - And it was usually sticky and stale.
    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    Bingo! And had that grandma house smell. lol.
    An interesting note here about the 'grandma smell'. I've said this thing for years, "it smells like old people in here' or something along those lines when going into really old people's homes. I finally decided to Google it one time and sure enough, as people get older they do produce some kind of chemical that is responsible for the 'old people smell'. I just thought that was interesting. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuego View Post
    ... I finally decided to Google it one time and sure enough, as people get older they do produce some kind of chemical that is responsible for the 'old people smell'. I just thought that was interesting. lol.
    Hmmm, now that is very interesting!!!

    (Especially since I turned 65 ten days ago)

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/51596...d-person-smell

    https://www.caring.com/articles/old-person-smell

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    Grandma kept an immaculately clean home that always smelled like whatever she was baking or had baked. I loved the smell.
    I never heard of candy taking on a smell. However I agree that this candy was yukky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romans828 View Post
    This is probably the main issue:

    1. Closed Quarters

    If you've spent time with older adults, you've probably observed that their homes tend to be stuffy; open windows are not a common phenomenon.
    "Most older people's homes I go into have the heat on, the windows shut tight, the shades drawn, and the curtains pulled over the shades," says Brenda Avadian, founder of The Caregivers Voice, a newsletter for caregivers. "There's absolutely no fresh air..."


    Personally I've never thought of 'old people smell', never even considered it tho I think we've all been around some folk who have poor hygiene regardless of age. Same with homes with musty smells, I don't think its 'age' related per se tho probably some elderly and/or infirmed are more prone to it. I've been around plenty of elderly and most smell fine.


    Quote Originally Posted by Romans828 View Post
    I turned 65 ten days ago
    Happy Belated Birthday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krystian View Post
    Personally I've never thought of 'old people smell', never even considered it tho I think we've all been around some folk who have poor hygiene regardless of age. Same with homes with musty smells, I don't think its 'age' related per se tho probably some elderly and/or infirmed are more prone to it. I've been around plenty of elderly and most smell fine.
    Like other body odors, this "old person smell" is produced when chemicals from the skin glands get broken down into small odorous molecules that waft away into the air. The specific chemical that gives old folks their unique odor, scientists suspect, is a compound called 2-nonenal. Created by the oxidative breakdown of other chemicals over time, it produces what's described as an "unpleasant greasy and grassy odor" in people and is also responsible for some of the "cardboard" flavor of stale beer.

    In 2000, Japanese researchers found that people's concentration of 2-nonenal increased with age. They had 22 people, ranging in age from 26 to 75, wear odor-collecting shirts to bed for a few nights and then analyzed the molecules that adhered to the cloth. They found more 2-nonenal in the shirts worn by people over 40 years old than they did in the younger subjects. And in the over-40 crowd, the concentration of 2-nonenal increased significantly with age, with the oldest subject producing almost three times as much as the middle-aged subjects.

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/51596...d-person-smell

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    The smell of death

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal TT View Post
    The smell of death
    lol.

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