Tuesday, August 03, 2010

...and does ice cream count as vegetarian?







The Isaly Shop had the VERY best ice cream!! I grew up around the corner from here, and I remember "Mommy" holding my hand, and we'd walk over there! I even remember the man that owned it. He was really nice & always was smiling...and if you weren't sure what flavor ice cream you wanted, he'd always show up with a little plastic pink spoon & let you taste as many as it took! I remember trying daiquiri ice cuz it was a neat color...the taste? Not so good...
I also remember Mommy walking me down to the train tracks to see Nixon! I might've been 4 or 5? Great memories!
We're all discussing the two 4 or 5 story department stores downtown, Frank's and Uhler's. Uhler's had creaky old wooden floors, and the money was sent upstairs through vacuum tubes...my oral surgeon was up on the 3rd floor...the elevator always had an old lady working in it, to run you up to wherever you wanted to go...wow...
Do you ever feel like breaking into song...ala Archie & Edith? That was truly the house I grew up in...I was Gloria!!!
All right...that's enuff for now...I'll get back...

11 comments:

Dharma Kelleher said...

Nothing like a trip down memory lane.

Libby said...

you better believe it, dharma!!

awb said...

I saw George Wallace get shot, politicians asked me to stop coming around after that!

Andy

Shiny Rod said...

I always remember walking into the local drug store in my hometown and the store owner always handed me a bag of candy for a nickle.

http://cbs3.com/video/?id=107273@kyw.dayport.com

Libby said...

andy, at least he didnt pick you up & use you as aa shield!!

rod, that's neat...wish it would be that way for our kids!!

SJ said...

Too many head of states visit my city for me to show up. How hickish of you guys ;)

Libby said...

sj...remember the video you posted a long time ago, of the ride, maybe in a bus?? holy God, sj!! i'll stay here & BE hiskish!! lol!! i'll let you be the one to deal with heads of state...!@! i still think you belong in san jose!

X. Dell said...

Pining for the 1960s, huh?

Isley's was the best ice cream in the area. Despite the fact that their franchises always did brisk business, they folded.

Libby said...

yeah x the older i get, the better it looks!

Have Myelin? said...

I met Nixon's brother-in-law's wife a few times. She was a friend of the EX's family. Very sweet lady. A widow, of course.

It was neat hearing her stories about the WH Wedding and that kind of thing. She never said anything improper though so sorry folks!

Ricardo said...

This reminds me that I am overdue for ice cream.

Ice Cream me be allowed by some vegetarians but the vegans would NOT allow it.