Monday, June 29, 2009

Ice Cream Parlor Days

Can you still walk to an ice cream parlor?
I remember the days when we did. Our local drug store had a wonderful ice cream parlor and soda fountain. The father of one of my best friends, Colleen, owned the store. It was a favorite stop for me on our way home from school (We really did walk several miles home from school!)

Today, in a different lil' town, I can still walk to an ice cream parlor. It is completely retro and attached to a fabulous cafe.
I love living in "small town USA."

This weekend, my husband and I visited with family. My camera was very busy! These photos, of one of their most recent craft projects, inspired this post.
Enjoy photos of "Main Street Cafe."
Made by Gerry and Ann :)
I think they captured the spirit of the old fashioned ice cream parlor PERFECTLY!
Many of the miniatures were hand-crafted!
*I'm working on my daughter's iMac... The pictures won't open larger when clicked... I'll reload them when I get home on my PC*
They're really worth seeing up close!

13 comments:

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Farmgirl Cyn said...

Maria,
No walking to an ice cream parlor from here, tho there are several a few miles away in town. Years ago, when I was young, there was a Dairy Queen about a mile from home, and we would walk there at least once a week for a treat. I remember my getting paid for my 1st babysitting job and taking my family out for ice cream!

Ishtar said...

How sweet! Who made the parlor?

Euroangel said...

this seems very a great place to visit..take care Maria and have a great day!

Amanda said...

Oh MOM!!! some of them open when clicked. I love how you blame my MAC LOL, only because you can't admit that my MAC is superior to PCs lol. =D. I love the parlor picture!!! I can't wait to have some ice cream there when I come home to visit this weekend. I had a lovely visit with you and dad, my heart is filled with love

Ann said...

some people are so good with their hands. I remember when I was a student in Canada, it was freezing cold, and I walked passed an icecream parlor everyday day. In winter, it was closed, but they have big cartons of ice cream at the window.

SentimentsbyDenise said...

How incredibly sweet!
I grew up in a rural setting, but now live near the big city. I love the small town feel!

Following in His Footsteps said...

Brings back memories. Like the time, I was tubing down the creek with friends (inner tubes), stopped at the back yard of the local farm... walked (all wet) into the barn, and bought freshly made ice cream that he made there.

Joyce said...

What a fun post. I remember ice cream places like that in my hometown. Thanks for the memories.
Joyce

Barb said...

Hi Maria,
I remember the ice cream parlor well! As a teen (this was in ancient times...) it was the place to be discovered.

Dixie said...

Maria... I too live in a small town... pop. 1300... but no icecream parlor... though I wish we had one... I would definately go down there and eat a cone or drink a float!

thanks for stopping by French Lique this morning... I hope you'll drop by again.

Happy July 4th! (and yes, I wish I hd a few of those cheering muscles too!)

LauraCassidy said...

Thanks for the lovely comment Maria :)

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