Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sweet Memory from Childhood

One of the earliest memories I have is going to the soda fountain of a big hotel in our home town with my mother.

It was one of the very few times that I spent time alone with her as a kid since she had four  other children.

I must have been about five years old.

The soda fountain had deep blue granite-like counter tops and one sat on round stools that swirled around.

My mother ordered a vanilla milkshake for me.

Truly, it was one of the most delicious drinks I had ever slurped through a straw!

Whenever anyone ended up in the hospital, my mother always brought a vanilla milkshake when she went to visit.  Always.

It's  a sweet tradition that I've carried on in my own life.

Recently, after a medical procedure, I relaxed at home.  

My daughter came to visit and guess what she brought? 

Yup, a vanilla milkshake from Ben and Jerry's provided a very delicious treat indeed.  



Primroses Attic said...

So sweet to carry this on.

Sandi said...

Made me smile!

Barbara Neubeck said...

..Hi Susan.... my Mum loves vanilla malted milkshakes.
I loved my Mum's fairy cakes when I was living at home. I used to make them for my children, too.
Now we are all dieting.... maybe a connection ?? ...... Noo....
Hugs .. Barb xx

diane.stetson said...

Perky pacs (ice cream) and potato chips every Friday night and then maybe a drive in movie to boot! Friday was pay day for Dad!

marianne said...

Teenage Barn and candy bars! My mom would send my sister and I down the hill to the corner store where we got to choose a whole candy bar for each of us. Back up the hill to enjoy Teenage Barn and candy bars. What a treat that was.

Valerie said...

What lovely memories. =)

Chatty Crone said...

What a sweet thing for her to do! What did you have done girl?

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