One beautiful day early last spring, I loaded Mom and the dogs into the truck and drove to town to go for a walk. Mom loves to walk, but it was mud season and my driveway is gravel (read, mud).
So there we were, walking in the street, because apparently the town doesn't require people to shovel their sidewalks. Don't worry, it was perfectly safe. Like Garrison Keillor says, a dog could take a nap in the middle of the street and not be disturbed. A couple of blocks ahead, we saw a truck on the cross street, which then turned our way, and immediatly parked. Mom saw it, and immediately started walking faster, almost running. She turned to me and said "Ice Cream! Let's hurry!"
It was a Schwan's truck. Do you know about Schwan's? (www.schwans.com) They deliver ice cream, and other frozen foods. Mom was a faithful, and regular customer for years. Their trucks have a distinctive shape and color, yellow with a swan on the side. We weren't close enough to read anything on the truck, she recognised the shape and made the connection to ice cream.
So we hurried. I didn't have any money with me, but I thought I could at least talk to him and get on his route. Unfortunately, he got back in his truck and drove off before we could reach him.
She doesn't know who I am, but she recognizes the picklefucky Schwan's truck! Which sort of makes me laugh, but sort of not. The stomach is a powerful thing.
In contest news, you guys are trying to kill me! I almost choked on a ginger scone while reading the contest entries. (Note to self: Do not eat breakfast while reading the comments!)
I also note how many of you have been touched by the dreaded hand of AD. It is so widespread, and still this government ignores that they have a crisis on their hands, and it is only going to get worse. Typical.
( You still have time to enter the contest. Scroll down (or click link at the right) for details. Multiple entries are encouraged. )