But it got me thinking (anything that gets me thinking about ice cream is okay in my book).
My childhood ice cream association (in addition to raiding the top of my mom's dresser for change for the ice cream truck, which the panelist mentioned is a memory common to all of a certain generation), is Blue Bell ice cream. It's one thing we miss about living in Texas.
When I was in high school, I spent as much time at my best friend Mary's house as I did at my own. Her dad loved Blue Bell ice cream, and so one of the first things I did when we arrived after school was check out the stash in the freezer. There were usually at least 3 half-gallon cartons of Blue Bell. There was always Homemade Vanilla, usually some sort of chocolate flavor, Tin Roof or my favorites Chocolate Sundae or Triple Chocolate, and then perhaps "something weird" (weird meaning it didn't interest Mary or me).
The decadence of having so many flavors to choose from in a home freezer, and having it always available was beyond my comprehension (For the record, it's not the only reason I went to her house).
We miss being able to buy ice cream of that quality right at the grocery store, but it has been replaced
with being able to buy delicious dairy-fresh ice cream.
The summer we moved here to Connecticut from Texas, Ferris Acres Creamery opened up in our town. It's only open seasonally, about April - October. Anyone who has visited us in that time frame has gone to Ferris Acres with us. This summer I have become absolutely addicted to the Coffee Almond Fudge ice cream, but because of big crowds we still don't go that often.
|I'm not sure what Kyle's problem was. He's probably jealous that Jason got more ice cream than he did. 2008 - Taking friends to Ferris.|
The radio panelist who teaches a writing class on "place," insisted that everyone has an ice cream memory from childhood. So what's yours?