Sometimes I would go with one of my brothers, sometimes with my little sister. The very best trips were when I went all by myself. My parents had all four of us kids in five years, so pretending to be an only child for a week or two at Granny and Papa’s was The Dream.
I’d spend the day playing outside, reading my grandparents’ old books and magazines (Gone With the Wind, 50-year-old copies of National Geographic, ten-year-old copies of Reader’s Digest), and helping Granny hang her enormous and modest undergarments on the clothes line.
When Papa got home from his job at the electric company, he’d change into farming clothes and we’d get in his old white pick-up truck and go down to the farm.
At the family land outside of town my grandparents had a large garden and some tobacco land. I’d haul water from the creek for the garden and help weed. The best job was riding on the tractor. The worst job was squishing the bugs on the tobacco.
After farm chores we’d occasionally stop for cherry shakes at the Dairy Queen on Main Street. Thinking about it, we all got cherry shakes because that’s what Papa liked best. It was a huge treat to get a treat from a shop like that. My family can squeeze a nickel until the buffalo hollers, so treats were not thick on the ground.
The cherry shake was such a family tradition for all Papa’s kids and grandkids that after his funeral two years ago my uncle bought 50 cherry shakes, enough for everyone at the funeral lunch. Five kids, 10 grandkids, and 19 great-grandkids toasted my grandfather’s life with ice cream.
Sweet frozen treats can be an important part of our very best memories. Even though summer is ending, the good times with frozen deliciousness doesn’t need to even slow down. I know I keep single-serve icy desserts in my freezer all year.
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All this is in celebration of new flavors for 2012. The one I can’t wait to try–York® Peppermint Pattie Ice Cream Bars from Good Humor.
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This is a sponsored post from One2One Network. Product and additional incentives were provided to me. All opinions stated are my own, especially about the York Pepperment Patties. Although they do look like the very best kind.