Drinking Nostalgia aka Pumpkin Spice

There seems to be a love/hate issue when it comes to Pumpkin Spice coffee drinks.IMG_1759

I am in the love category.

I love the change of season; I love the smell of spices whether it be pumpkin, apple or cinnamon.

I love, love, LOVE Halloween.

It’s my favorite time of year.

I look forward to pumpkin-flavored everything!

When I was a kid and up until I was a teenager, my mom would decorate the whole house with fall-colored leaves and fall-scented candles. She loved to decorate as much as I loved her to do it. My family and I carved pumpkins and made salted pumpkin seeds from the slimy guts of the orange gourds. For me pumpkin spice reminds me of my favorite time of year: for me, I’m drinking nostalgia.

I remember one year, my mom made a crock pot of apple cider; it made the house smell so yummy. It was like drinkable potpourri.

My pumpkin-spice friends and I get giddy for this time of year. We love to share pumpkin memes and Halloween messages. We look forward to pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin creamer in our coffee; I am not sure if they feel like they are drinking nostalgia. I am just happy they want to share a pumpkin-flavored coffee with me.

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2 thoughts on “Drinking Nostalgia aka Pumpkin Spice

  1. It’s totally about nostalgia. For me, pumpkin spice symbolizes my favorite season, cozy sweaters, time spent with loved ones, and good times with lots of delicious food. Salted pumpkin seeds sound so tasty!

    And you know how much I love Halloween. I started wearing my Halloween socks in late August and just finished reading The Halloween Tree for the umpteenth time.

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