Are you familiar with the smell of cedar? What does it make you think of? Sweaters from a closet? Cigars? The hold of a ship? King Solomon’s temple? My yard? It makes me think of toys.
Growing up, we had an old cedar chest that served as our toy box. This poor thing got beat up as we hastily threw our toys back in, so eventually it wasn’t much to look at, but it always had a bit of that cedar smell, which clung to our toys slightly. Plus all we had were the old fashioned wooden toys, so there was a lot of that smell anyway. But I wish I still had my chest full of toys.
So I guess I was just lamenting over the toys I don’t have anymore, and wondered what toys you all had in your cedar chests growing up, which ones you still have, and also what you have to say about the toys that are out there today. Some of you have kids so you get to play with toys all the time. The rest of us have to draw the blinds and lock the door before we’re allowed to set up our command base and launch attacks against the forces of evil from Couch-Cushion Castle.