If you haven’t figured it out yet, I love ice cream. Its cold creamy goodness satisfies my sweet tooth, but it also soothes my soul by reminding me of wonderful memories.
Memories, light the corners of my mind
Misty watercolor memories of the way we were.
We never visited my grandpa without being offered a bowl of ice cream. If there wasn’t any in the freezer, my step grandmother would walk down to the corner to buy some. Your ice cream was always served with Vanilla Waffle Cream Cookies. I always called them ice cream cone cookies.
My mom was a notoriously slow eater. She was always the last one finished with dinner and she was always scolding us to slow down. The one exception was ice cream. She could finish a cone in record time.
As adults, we kids always joked that you never wanted Mom to fix your ice cream cone if it was melting because when you got it back, it was half gone. I wish she were here so I could tease her.
Like his Grandma Phyllis and Great-Grandpa Benson, Jordan loves ice cream. Peach is his favorite. I will never forget his first taste of ice cream.
First, let me tell you Jordan was a very happy and mild-mannered baby. The only time he fussed is when he was hungry or had a dirty diaper.
His first taste of ice cream came when he was only about 6 months old, if that. Mom and I were at the mall with him and we got ice cream cones. I decided to let him taste it. He liked it, A LOT. He would squeal each time I took a lick and when it was gone…um TOTAL MELTDOWN! We’re talking red face, body stiffening, somebody is killing me screams. We had to walk all the way to the other end of the mall with him screeching like banshee. Although I was embarrassed at the time, now it is a sweet memory.
Do you have ice cream memories?
Don’t forget to join me on National Ice Cream Day, July 17, for an Ice Cream Social link party. Link posts with recipes, memories, photos, or poetry associated with this frozen treat. You can also link any frozen dessert, gelato, sorbet, sherbet, popsicle or yogurt recipe. There just may be a special treat for those who join in the fun.
Hope to see you there!
MAKE IT A GREAT DAY!