FOOD FOR THOUGHT
My daily #AtoZ posts combine two concepts in under-300-words per day:
an appealing food choice along with thoughts that spring to mind.
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For a Wisconsin girl, born and bred, ICE CREAM is the first thing that comes to mind for the letter "I". Wisconsin is the Dairy State. My hometown holds the top claim for "inventing" the ice cream sundae. The story goes that a glass dish salesman ordered canoe-shaped dishes for serving the new concoction of ice cream drizzled with chocolate syrup. Originally served only on Sunday, then everyday, the spelling changed along with the new dishes to "sundae" and . . .
that's the rest of the story.
If you drive to my hometown, 45 minutes south of Green Bay or 224 miles north of Chicago, you will see a historical marker in Central Park where band concerts are still held. Main Street in town is totally changed. The ice cream parlor where the first sundae was served is no longer there; it closed in 1927. But you can still get a great ice cream cone at the Washington House where all the memorabilia of the town is now housed.
Change is inevitable but that doesn't mean we always have to like it. Change sometimes makes me sad. But then, there's ICE CREAM. And just the thought of a macadamia nut scoop over a double chocolate scoop makes me smile . . . every time.
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