It’s amazing how the residents here join right in, especially where there is food involved. Unasked, Sue and Marty (and I think someone else) brought cookies.
Cliff and John served up the ice cream, Cliff handled the chocolate, and John the vanilla. Cliff doesn’t look busy in this photo, but he will in the next.
I learned later, much to my surprise, that the vanilla was the more popular flavor. Toppings included chocolate, pineapple, strawberry, chocolate shell (that’s the stuff that hardens on contact with the cold ice cream), and Kool Whip. Oops. Forgot the cherries on top. Next time.
What did I do? Mainly kept out of the way. Oh, I did take these pics, and I was the main planner, so I guess that counts for something. But really, what made the event a success was the people involved. The ice cream provided an opportunity to sit and chat, exchange stories, and generally have a good time.
Humor from the comics --
Lynn Johnston is one of my favorite cartoonists, and the strip this past Sunday cracked me up. This is slightly edited, and I only scanned two of the panels:
The mother says, “Michael, just look at your clothes. Everything you have on is dirty and wrinkled.”
“Go find something else to wear”