Fandango’s Friday Flashback — July 24

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of you earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 24th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.


This was originally published on July 24, 2017 on this blog.

What’s That Fragrance?

When I saw today’s one-word prompt, “Fragrance,” the first thing I thought of was that infamous scene from the movie, “Apocalypse Now,” where Robert Duvall said, “I love the fragrance of napalm in the morning.”

I thought, “Well, that was easy.” Then I Googled “fragrance of napalm” to find a video clip of that scene to put in this post. Imagine my surprise when I watched the clip and saw that Robert Duvall never actually said, “I love the fragrance of napalm in the morning.” Nope. What he did say was, “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.”

Now all I smell is the fragrance of embarrassment. Oh well. My bad.

Okay, it’s time to rise and shine and to start up the coffee grinder/brewer. Because there’s is nothing like the fragrance of coffee in the morning. It smells like victory — for having survived yet another day.

16 thoughts on “Fandango’s Friday Flashback — July 24

    • Fandango July 24, 2020 / 10:10 pm

      Unfortunately, it didn’t play out as it should have.

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    • Fandango July 24, 2020 / 10:19 pm

      I wish I had kept diaries or journals or had copies of stories I wrote for school. Alas, I didn’t write in a journal and I never thought to keep and collect any of my writings.

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  1. leigha66 July 26, 2020 / 2:10 am

    With my boyfriend on vacation this Friday kind of got away from me, but there is always next week (and how many weeks have I been saying that Haha). Loved your post… you were close with the line. Great movie by the way!

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