March 09, 2009

i is for...




ice cream.

Yes... ice cream. Really, what else could it be for me? Even though our family sold our ice cream shop almost fifteen years ago... our love for all things ice cream has never ended. Having our shop was one of the best things in my life. It was... my summer job... my social life. It made me proud... and it made me work hard. It was a far-fetched dream we all made come true... with a special make-believe friend at the center of it all. It was sticky summer nights, with no end in sight... as my Mom & I danced around each other serving up a storm. It was a learning experience like no other. It was where I met my husband. Do I miss it? There are lots of things I miss about Wilbur's Ice Cream Store... that is why I have ice cream treasures tucked here and there around my house. Maybe one day, there will be a Wilbur's Way South... maybe.


Happy A to Z Monday!

16 comments:

K said...

Ice cream - what a fabulous I.

And perfect timing with the warm weather just starting to hit.

Owning a ice cream store must have been quite an experience.

Margaret said...

Great post! Of course it's 8 o'clock in the morning and now I want ice cream...

Rosemarie said...

You guys owned an ice cream shop - how cool! We are big ice creams fans here - I can get the girls to eat anything if there is a promise of ice cream at the end. :)

Calming Scents said...

thats gotta be very neat memories for you! me and ice cream are not the best of friends but at times--my favorite would be a waffle cone with either chocolate or mint chocolate.

Cassie said...

Incredible, I scream for ice cream too! What a yummy post Dawn. I can picture you & your mom dancing around each other at the shop...very picturesque language.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I knew you were doing Ice Cream!!!!
Perfect post...love the pictures and I really can't think of Ice cream and NOT think of you also. ;)

reliv4life said...

sounds wonderful - growing up in an ice cream shop. what is your favorite kind of ice cream now? Just curious - I love ice cream!

Jen said...

Oh please move here and open a store--I have to drive miles to get a good cone! and Please serve good sandwiches too. I will keep you in business.

M said...

...Mmmm -cute pics to go with too:)

Ben said...

I'm glad someone stepped up and claimed Ice Cream for their "I" word! Now we ALL need to grab a scoop!

Shelley said...

I love the idea of an ice cream store! I hope you do open one up! Seems like it would be so fun!!

Rachael said...

mmm...ice cream!

The Blonde Duck said...

Popping in from SITS to say hi! Ya'll owned an ice cream shop? I'm so jealous!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

What a fantastic site you have here. I simply adore your design. Your designer did a fantastic job.

Your meme is really quite fun and one that I haven't seen before. What is not to love about ice cream? Amazing that your family had your own store.

Isn't it written in a medical journal somewhere that ice cream really does cure whatever ails you? :)

-Francesca

Ruby Red Slippers said...

Funny you posted about this-I just ate some!!!
I love ice cream, but only eat it once in a while..growing up, we ate it every night after dinner...

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

LOVE ice cream! Dulce de Leche is my favorite, but really I have about a zillion flavors that I LOVE! And I think a family ice cream business would be a wonderful bonding experience!! And maybe even a fun retirement gig for me and Hubster! Hmmm... the wheels are now a-turning in my little head! :)

LONG LIVE ALL THINGS ICE CREAM!