Most of us have a memory of a food item that takes us back to our childhoods. Food memories are more sensory than other memories because they involve all five senses. For example, you might remember hearing chicken frying in a cast iron skillet at grandma’s house.
One such memory that my mother, Gayle Knight, has from her childhood is eating Spam on fishing trips with her father. My mother said once, “When I was growing up in Blue Mountain, my dad would take us fishing. He would always bring a can of Spam, a loaf of bread and an onion, and that is what we would eat when we got hungry. I really miss those days.”