The history of perfume parallels the history of civilization. For almost as long as there have been human beings, people have used many and varied ways to capture the scents of flowers and plants to use when the real ones were not available.
Many primitive people used smoke perfumes. Aromatic plants, tree resins and fragrant herbs were burned, and garments and other textiles were held in the smoke to perfume them. Some American Indian tribes still do this as a ceremonial ritual. This, of course was the beginning of the development of incense.
25 Years Ago
Approximately 8 inches of snowfall blanketed the area from Thursday through Sunday, playing havoc with school openings, traffic, sports events and meeting schedules.
10 Years Ago
The Warm Thoughts program was started by Rockwood Water, Sewer and Gas to help residents who need heating bill assistance. Mid-East Community Action Agency was chosen to distribute the funds.
Five Years Ago
Roane Medical Center parent company, Covenant Health, is launching a new free smoking cessation mobile application just in time to help East Tennessee smokers with their New Year’s resolutions to quit.
Smoking is one of the toughest addictions to break due to its physical and psychological components.
The Covenant Health “Stop Smoking” app incorporates evidenced-based quitting strategies in an easy-to-use program that can be downloaded free on
iPhones now and on Android phones in mid-January.
Don Barger, senior regional director of the Southeast Regional Office of the National Parks Conservation Association, will be the guest speaker at Oak Ridge League of Women Voters’ next Lunch with the League.
The meeting starts at noon Jan. 15 in the social hall of Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church at 1500 Oak Ridge Turnpike.
Barger will discuss the state of the national parks, political and financial ramifications, the status of the Manhattan Project Historical Park, and issues facing the national park sys-tem.