Monday, January 27, 2014
GRABBING ALL YOU MONEY YOU CAN
The Day I Got My First Ice Cream Cone
It was a hot day that Saturday noon in that little Oklahoma town back in 1939.
A crowd had gathered at the center of town and children would be called out of the crowd according to age.
I was five. My group was called for. Mother turned loose of my hand and sent me to the circle.
A man stood in the middle of the circle with a bag of money. He threw the coins into the air.
The point of it all? Grab all the money you can!
I got a dime. Well, I can't honestly remember how much I grabbed but I know I got at least that much.
Just outside the human circle on the corner was a drug store.
My mother took my hand and we went immediately to the store and to the soda fountain.
I was five. I'm now 79. But I still remember.
Strawberry. The ice cream cone was strawberry.
Why do I remember this silly little story?
You wouldn't ask that question if you knew how much I like ice cream.
Strawberry ice cream!