Cosas De Casa: Things that Remind Me of Home

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Agua de Florida
There's nothing like a particular smell to take you back to a specific time or remind you of someone you love. That's the ... more 
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Agua de Florida
There's nothing like a particular smell to take you back to a specific time or remind you of someone you love. That's the case with Agua de Florida, Alcoholado Superior 60 and all those alcohol-based medicinal "perfumes" grandmothers kept around the house. Grandma Nene used to sprinkle us with "aguaflorida" para espantar (or scare away) the bad spirits, and Abuela Rigo used to pull out her alcoholado to heal everything from bruises to colds. Guess what I go looking for when I don't feel good? less 
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Tue, Oct 30, 2012 10:18 AM EDT
There are objects that spark childhood memories when we see them as adults, that made growing up in a Latin home a completely unique experience. Take a stroll down memory lane, and see if you remember seeing these items in your own family's casa.