Pat Shingleton: "November Whiffs..."
November provides additional frontal passages that activate showers, clearing, cooler temperatures and a northerly wind shift. In addition to the changing wind direction is the "air smell." The north-northwest winds sometimes send us a whiff of the paper mills in St. Francisville and Flowers Baking Company on Florida Blvd. transport my memories back to Grandma Shirley's kitchen in Pennsylvania. Back-in-the-day," Mom's "bakin' of bread" on Thursday's meant fresh, hot bread after basketball practice, layered with jams and peanut butter, topped off with a cold glass of milk. Another pleasing aroma comes from the Community Coffee facilities, across the river, when they're roasting the beans. Maybe you'll catch the scent of a sweet olive tree.
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