An Ice Cream Soda Day

Oh, how well I remember them, Dear Readers—those special Friday afternoon treats at my family’s favorite soda fountain in Capital City, ND. Shiny metal single-pedestal-supported, twirling-soda-fountain stools whose circular seats were covered in sparkly red vinyl lined up in a precise straighter-than-straight row on the front side of the bar. Do you remember them? Walls shielded in […]

The Dutch Girl Cookie Jar

A cookie jar. It was customary kitchen décor in the days of my youth. The ceramic blue-skirted Dutch girl cookie jar that sat on our kitchen counter never turned away a family member’s outstretched hand. The hand may have been large or small, clean as new-fallen snow or dirt-kissed from a hard afternoon at play. […]