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David Melson

That certain courthouse smell

Posted Friday, May 2, 2008, at 7:40 PM
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  • Has any one ever been to Lowes on an empty stomach and made a detour into Chilis? Now that smell you gotta love.

    -- Posted by B. Lewis on Fri, May 2, 2008, at 8:01 PM
  • What about being around a group of very young children who come in from the cold? I can remember the smell when they would come into the State Capitol on a tour. It was certainly not a repulsive smell at all. Still, it was noticeable, but only on cold days.

    -- Posted by bettyhbrown on Fri, May 2, 2008, at 9:40 PM
  • "One smell I don't miss is the chemicals in the old Times-Gazette darkroom -- and I don't miss developing film, either!"

    I'm probably in the minority here, but I really like the darkroom smell. I never minded spending hours in the darkroom for photography classes.

    -- Posted by cfrich on Fri, May 2, 2008, at 9:53 PM
  • You wondered if the courthouse smelled the same way 50 years ago...Yep!! I noticed it the first time I recall being there (60 years ago), and every time since. I now live a thousand miles away, but if blindfolded and led in there, I think I'd know where I was...not necessarily a "bad" smell, just distinctive!

    -- Posted by dkd57 on Sat, May 3, 2008, at 11:12 AM
  • David and dkd,

    I too remember how the courthouse smelled, not a bad smell but a distinctive odor. I also remember how the restroom smelled in the Jr. High behind Madison Street Elementary School and I cannot use pine sol to this day because that is exactly how the restroom smelled. It has been over 50 years but I remember it so well.

    -- Posted by cookie on Sat, May 3, 2008, at 3:12 PM
  • Ya Think it could be all the lawyers that hang out there? :>)

    (Just Kidding I have many friends who are lawyers)

    -- Posted by Dianatn on Sat, May 3, 2008, at 4:45 PM
  • I love the smell of Beauty Shops. I was a hair stylist for 20 years and to this day when I walk into one it makes me want to grab a cap and ask who is next for a shampoo and a hair cut.I would always walk into the shop I worked in and say"it smells like a good day to make money".LOL!

    -- Posted by redcat00 on Sat, May 3, 2008, at 8:12 PM
  • I do not know if it is because I have been in the hospital several times...But it seems like all hospitals have that same smell..I do not know what to call it..But it is also a smell of it's own...I love the smell of newborn Babies..Ahhhh what a sweet sweet smell...

    -- Posted by rebelrose on Sun, May 4, 2008, at 11:49 AM
  • You want to smell something unique? Visit Korea ha ha! Sadie

    -- Posted by sfowler on Mon, May 5, 2008, at 6:43 AM
  • I think Shelbyville has a distinct smell all it's own. When I drive in on 41A and turn up Lane Parkway, the sewer smacks you right in the face. I travel to several counties and everyone talks of the Shelbyville smell. Of course, its richest in the summertime.

    -- Posted by ontheoutside on Mon, May 5, 2008, at 10:45 AM
  • Try a middle or high school classroom after gym or after lunch. Nice. I should buy stock in air freshener.

    Really though, I love the smell of the chemistry floor at MTSU.

    -- Posted by Jacks4me on Mon, May 5, 2008, at 2:03 PM
  • i just love the smell of food cooking at Popes Cafe,but i smoke so i dont smell anything.yeah right.

    -- Posted by catdaddy on Mon, May 5, 2008, at 8:07 PM
  • When I was growing up, I loved the smell of Whitman(sp?) bakery on Lane Parkway. I could tell if someting came from there just by the way it smelled. I really miss that place.

    -- Posted by Richard on Tue, May 6, 2008, at 2:35 AM
  • Come on David, the smell in the old T-G darkroom was news in the making. I could not wait to see how the photographs would turn out. Now the late night noises I heard as I processed film was another story. It really got spooky in that place late at night.

    -- Posted by Bjaj1 on Tue, May 6, 2008, at 1:34 PM
  • ( I think Shelbyville has a distinct smell all it's own. When I drive in on 41A and turn up Lane Parkway, the sewer smacks you right in the face. I travel to several counties and everyone talks of the Shelbyville smell. Of course, its richest in the summertime. ) Ha Ha Ha Ha LOL You are HILLARIOUS ontheoutside, I haven't laughed like this in years.. Thanx I needed that. No doubt.. TRUE.

    -- Posted by wheresmyjoygoneto on Sat, May 17, 2008, at 12:43 AM
  • haha, LMAO at that last comment.. So true!

    -- Posted by nascarfanatic on Sat, May 31, 2008, at 11:56 PM
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