Monday, November 30, 2009

Someone Left the Cake Out in the Rain

I need to get out more to reconnoitre this lovely city because you know what? The ice cream store is gone! Vamoosed! Emptied! Skedaddled! As in not there anymore. Gone, baby, gone.When did that happen? Was anyone watching? Clearly, I wasn't.

Now I do know that it wasn't Baskin & Robbins for a long time. It morphed into something else, like a soda shop with dozens of candy jars.  I like ice cream and candy a lot, so this struck me as a sound business plan.

Prior to that, like every other red-blooded inept baker mother, I bought tons of cookie clowns, birthday cakes and ice cream pies for years. (This is obvious to the naked and not-so-naked eye.)

Our family spent many a summer's night in and outside that store. It's where daughter No. 1 eyed her sister's mint chip cone and asked if she could have a lick. Contemplating the request a beat longer than was necessary, daughter No. 2 shrugged, leaned in and licked her sister's arm.

In this life, sometimes you get what you ask for.

As for me, I'm hoping for another ice cream store.


Carol said...

Is that the one next to Heartland Blood Center? I have to donate blood tomorrow; I will lay a wreath at the site.

Sue said...

Bless you.
It was located to the left of Jewel, in front of Tuesday Morning.

Anonymous said...

Did you know that MacArthur Park was actually longer than Hey Jude? Also, Mrs JP, why would it be obvious to the naked? Or did we miss a comma or two in there? Hmmmmmmmm

Jeff B.

Kathy and Freddy said...

Do you remember the nice Swedish family who owned Baskin Robbins?
The place was immaculate, and we also spent many a summer's (and winter) night there. There was also Al's seafood.. yum