Friday, October 10, 2008

Haiku Friday: the oh when I was young edition

Haiku Friday


Back when I was small
it was a treat to go to
an ice cream parlor.

Oh no, I don't mean
Baskin-Robbins ... Haagen Dazs ...
the old-fashioned kind.

Red-and-white awning
meant the best hot fudge sundaes,
topped with a cookie.

The special cookie --
tiny almond macaroon --
was the finest treat.

Wil Wright's is long gone,
but today I bought a bag
of fresh macaroons.

Tiny almond ones,
from a local bakery.
I couldn't resist.

I took just one bite
and it all came rushing back ...
I was 8 again.

26 comments:

ya ya's mom said...

music and food...they just take ya back!!

maggie's mind said...

Ah, yes. I will always remember the ice cream parlor we went to when I was little, and it's amazing how one taste of something can bring back the memories, isn't it?

Jenn in Holland said...

Oh, yes! Ours was "Fernwoods" in SLC and I have the fondest, fondest memories of the trips to the ice cream parlor. Man, those were the days!!

Kelley said...

I love that feeling.

Except when it reminds me of something icky like warm soggy school lunches... ewwwwww.

Amanda said...

There is nothing like an old ice cream parlor! I still go to one with my dad where he grew up that has been there since 1945. They wear paper hats, white shirts and black bowties....love it!

Karen said...

So did you skip down the sidewalk?

Janet said...

Elliston Place Soda Shop. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Thanks for reminding me.

Janet said...

The sign says it all. Ice cream kicking it old school.

Honey Mommy said...

What a lovely memory!
Enjoy your cookies and remembrances.

Eternal Sunshine said...

Yay for nostalgia... (and for cookies)

I love those moments when the memories come rushing...

Cathy said...

Great haiku! Now I want ice cream!

Undercover-Princess said...

Some smaller towns may still have a fountain stand. There used to be one about 60 miles from where I am. Yum. Ice cream.

nikki said...

I loved the ice cream parlor where my dad lived. No place made sundaes like they did.

LceeL said...

In our neighborhood, it was Parkway Sweet Shop on Cermak Road. And Bill, the owner, would make us Cherry Cokes at the fountain. And Sundaes that were to die for. And the best Banana Splits in the world. Oh, yeah.

Burfica said...

Every summer we went on a 4 day vacation, (my mom called it vacation, but it was actually a trip to do the years worth of school clothes and work clothes shopping) And we ate at a little shop, that had the best club sandwiches, and we always got sundaes after words. For 4 days thats where we ate lunch.

I took my husband there years and years later, and it changed so much, was quite a let down.

Marmarbug said...

I have missed reading your posts!!! I am trying to get back into the swing of things. I agree with the first poster. Music and food do take you back.

A Spot of T said...

I see 'macaroons' and I automatically think of my hubby. The man LOVES macaroons!

Vixen said...

Oh yes, I remember the Farrel's. When I got to chose where to go for my birthday it was always that ice cream parlor. I sure wish they were still around.

Janet said...

mmm...i don't know what it would take to make me feel 8 again..

Suzanne said...

How I loved going to Jahns, Carvel or even the Woolworth's counter and getting a banana split that was bigger than I was. I think that's why I can't resist a wafer cookie!

Jaina said...

There used to be this great period ice cream place near here (think barbershop quartet kind of place) but sadly they closed it.

Patsy said...

We didn't have an *old-fashioned* ice cream parlor where I grew up. I think I missed something special.

Tara R. said...

I can remember going to Woolworth's when I was a little kid. At one end of the store was a lunch counter. You could get the BEST chocolate malts there. I've never had anything even remotely as good since. Thank for bringing back that childhood memory. :D

Momisodes said...

Mmmmm, something about ice cream as a child is so magical. I still remember my local ice cream shop as well :)

Tiny almond macaroons sound divine.

Lilacspecs said...

Such a sweet memory! thanks for sharing

kouji | haiku said...

lovely. :) the image of an old fashioned ice cream parlor.

 
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