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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Voila! Soft serve!

We may be nearing the end of August, but the summer isn't over yet. Temperatures are still rising and something cool to the tongue is most refreshing! When it comes to a summer treat, at the top of the list is ice cream and at the top of the ice cream list is...well, let's just take a look at today's celebration for a big-g-g-g clue!

August 19 is...

National Soft Ice Cream Day

It's National Soft Ice Cream Day! This swirled delight is served using a distinct machine. Have you ever wondered how it gets its light, smooth texture? Ice cream vendors use a special technique to double the amount of air in soft ice cream. Voila! Soft serve!

Soft ice cream has been around for about a century. Although its exact origins are unknown, it is known that the first references to soft ice cream appeared in the early 1900s. At that time, only a few types existed. Now, most ice cream shops serve a variety of fun flavors, even combos and often dipped in chocolate.

A summer day is the perfect time to enjoy this delicious snack. Grab a big cone full of soft ice cream today to celebrate National Soft Ice Cream Day! OR Make your own...


yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!