The Transporter”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Transporter.”

Tell us about a sensation — a taste, a smell, a piece of music — that transports you back to childhood.


During my early childhood, there was nothing like a lunch time peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich. Its unique texture, beginning with the first bite of softness of the two slices of white Wonder bread, then the soothing flavor of peanut butter and grape jelly filling my mouth, always brought a smile to my face.

When my mother gave me the lunch time sandwich, it highlighted a sultry summer with a mid day break, after a morning of playing in my backyard. I would sit on my bicycle, pretending I rode several miles to get this mid day treat. After finishing the sandwich, I dip a couple of chocolate-chip cookies, into a cup of vitamin D milk, and quickly finishing the milk, to make a milk mustache.

The smell of freshly mowed grass, my dog “Rex” sitting patiently, waiting for me to give him a pinch of the sandwich, and the sounds of Sly and the Family Stone’s, “Hot Fun in the Summer Time” blaring from my teenage neighbors stereo, always transports me back to my early childhood.


  1. Great post, Marty, I so loved that idyllic lifestyle. We lived on a long private drive that dead-ended. Four of my friends had swimming pools, so I recall the aromas of peanut butter and Coppertone sunscreen s we hung out in backyard pools with the grainy sound of the am. radio 🙂

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  2. Well I think you were a child with a sweet teeth!!! How nice are the thoughts when we were children and all aroud us seemed quite well!!!!

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  3. Thank you for posting this! In the summer of 69 I was nine, not allowed to ride my bike off of my block (and so imagined otherwise), ate many a peanut butter and grape jelly sandwich, and had my transistor radio playing those AM stations. You transported me to a warm summers day many moons ago on this cold February day! I’m going to play the video at least one more time! Thanks again!

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