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greater than.

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that moment

when you go to the grocery

to get some ice

for your food

after a wild and windy rainstorm

knocked your power out

 you pull out your bags of ice

only to find

a secret ice cream stash

placed there by a brilliant grocery worker

hidden for later

and your day is made.

 

 

“greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.”

-victor hugo 

soul-stirring.

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this is not me

but we both

always have green eyes

usually wear glasses

sometimes like to get fancy   

and never fail to enjoy ice cream 

what better time to celebrate national ice cream day than a week before winter begins?

“i doubt whether the world holds for anyone a more soul-stirring surprise

than the first adventure with ice cream.”

-heywood broun

 

image credit: christine de carvalho, darling lola designs ‘ice cream bae’ in watercolor

potholes.

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The Michigan Pothole ice cream from Farmhouse Ice Cream & Coffee in Franklin, MI. (Photo by Deanna Yow from Farmhouse Coffee & Ice Cream)
                                                           michigan pothole ice cream

a  michigan ice cream shop hopes its promotion will take away some of your pothole pain. farmhouse coffee & ice cream in franklin in metro detroit, is giving free scoops of its michigan pothole ice cream to victims of potholes in the state.

if you spent money on pothole repairs, just bring in your receipt for a free single scoop in a cup or cone of the michigan pothole flavor. what’s in that flavor you ask? it’s described as “thick black tar fudge in rich chocolate ice cream with cookie asphalt pieces.” the offer is good for one scoop per receipt. the promotion ends on March 25, 2018.

“without ice cream there would be darkness and chaos.”

– don karding

 

 

credits: mlive.com, edward pesos, farmhouse coffee and ice cream, deanna yow

dessert happens.

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lunch with the kinders

waiting for the

orange creamsicle push-up bar

frozen hard

starts to melt

all falls out

put it back in

upside down

more melting

push-up stick bends

put it back in

upside down

more melting

sticky stuff

sticky stuff

sticky stuff

everywhere

more melting

make it into

a wonderful drippy droppy orange creamsicle shake

and

enjoy.


“ice cream is happiness condensed.”
― jessie lane adams

the only emperor is the emperor of ice cream. – wallace stevens.

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           ice cream in the snow: dairy queen opens for the season

looking for a sign a spring? like a daffodil peeking out of the frost-covered ground, the dairy queen has removed its shutters and turned on the “open”sign, even as the parking lot and picnic table remain dusted with snow.

the seasonal soft-serve ice cream destination opened for the season on monday, and will operate daily from noon to 8 p.m. – rain, snow or shine – for the time being. once the weather warms up and demand for ice cream intensifies, the shop’s hours will extend.

my advice to you is not to inquire why or whither,

but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.

-thornton wilder

credits: jessica w, ann arbor news, mlive.com

 

 

sometimes I think that there’s a fine line between impressionistic and messy. – lady gaga

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while b and j

were in my care today

it was real hot outside

so we walked up to the ice cream store

dragging long sticks along the ground

jumping down the sidewalk

 when i got a little lost

b said,

“maybe you’re taking the LONG shortcut”

yes, that’s it exactly

and

last thing i remember their dad saying

before he left was

“make sure they don’t get messy. we’re heading to a party as soon as i get home.”

well it kind of went bad in that department real fast

 we took the short shortcut home

tossed acorns pinecones pebbles

onto the street

 washed hands face arms legs shoes clothes phone and glasses

so much sweaty sticky fun.

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see any detour as an opportunity to experience new things.
– h. jackson brown, jr.

Small business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for the brave, the patient and the persistent. It’s for the overcomer. – Unknown

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Washtenaw Dairy has been many things to many people in the community, and a home away from home for the neighborhood for almost 80 years.  what began as a dairy, has continued on as a family-friendly gathering spot for locals and visitors from all over, with ice cream and home made donuts and coffee and smiling faces, always happy to welcome in anyone who stops by.

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when they proposed raising the price of a cup of coffee by 10 cents, topping out at over a dollar,

to at least break even, some of the morning regulars were upset,

so they decided to keep selling it at the old price,

and see it as a service to their loyal community. 

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with the second generation of owners, one in their 60s, and his partner in his 80s, their quote sums up their approach “We won’t put on airs, we’re pretty much just workers,.” The workday starts early to make sure everything gets done. The first employees get to the store at two in the morning, the managers follow at four, and doors open at 5 a.m. “every day but Christmas.”

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While ice cream is a big part of the business, the store also sells 150 dozen donuts a day.

“we don’t even know how to turn on a computer, we missed the whole tech thing and for us it’s really hard to get into.” despite the owner’s lack of technical know-how, they’ve been a major presence in the community for a long time. they donate ice cream or money to several hundred causes a year ranging from a the zen buddhist temple to the local high school hockey team. “we support the community, because the community supports us. that’s why it’s worked all these years. it adds up on your bottom line, but these same people come down with their families and buy ice cream. they’ve come for years and supported us.”

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The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance.

Remember, the greatest failure is to not try.

Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.

– Debbie Fields