Thursday, December 10, 2009

Theme Thursday: Snow

I grew up in Vermont where winters lasted 6 months out of the year, mud season lasted 4 months and summer came and went on a Tuesday.

But oh, what a Tuesday it was!

We'd wait all year to attend the Champlain Valley Fair in late August. I'd go with my friends on bracelet day when we could go on the rides all day for one price. In-between rides, we'd treat ourselves to a:



SNO-CONE


The sugary syrup would drip down our arms in colors not found in nature. The first bite into the icy coolness would cause a brain freeze as the sweltering sun (ok, this was Vermont, sweltering is relative compared to the winters) caused drops of sweat to bead on our necks.

And then Wednesday came and we had to return to school.
Happy TT Everyone!

20 comments:

  1. Oooohh! Sno-cone!!! I've not had one in years. i go for the next best thing and get an Icee. the brain freeze is about the same, heh, heh...fun post and take on the theme :)

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  2. ha. nice one kate...i have had a few sno-cones drip down my chin in my day. happy tt!

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  3. Our summers are endless but I like it that way. Sounds like you enjoyed it in grand style. Snow cones do bring back memories. Just like those great big, rainbow colored suckers do.

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  4. Please quit inspiring urges for junk food. I'm trying to shrink my belly, not enlarge it.

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  5. Weren't snow cones the most fun ever?

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  6. I've been to VT once for leaf-peeping. If I ever get a chance to go back there, I hope to hit it on that Tuesday of summer. Sounds like a great day.

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  7. What a fun take on the theme! I'll have a cherry one, please! Slurp!

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  8. Ah, sno-cones, so festive and pretty! A wonderful memory.

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  9. And the other VT product: Sugar on Snow! Every school kid goes on the field trip to the sugar house and learns how 40 gallons of sugar maple sap gets boiled down to one glorious gallon of maple syrup, the precious liquid that cannot be reproduced and taste that good from anywhere else. Meant to be eated with apple cider donuts and (I have no idea why) pickles. Sugar on snow is hot syrup dripped on cold, cold CLEAN snow that freezes the syrup into a very hard candy like substance. Eat immediately. Very good for dentists and their business.

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  10. i've never been a fan of the snow cone but i'm glad it brings happy memories to you...

    fantastic!

    much love

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  11. How did this post escape me earlier? My apologies to you, Kate. I too have vivid memories of shaved ices served with a variety of toppings and hawked by the raspero in the tropics where I was raised.

    Perhaps I'll reprise the post I did on that in February...

    Sweet memories indeed. Thanks for sharing this and I hope you enjoy the upcoming weekend.

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  12. Have you seen the machines they have developed for making sno cones these days?

    (Yes, says the mom who volunteered to run one at a school function back in August.)

    They are SO COOL. And so were my feet as I swept the lost ice down onto them.

    Shoot, this is the second blog that made me think of White Christmas. Vermont, you know. All that snow...

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  13. sno-cones and festivals...go hand in hand with cotton candy and peanuts! Well, it's too cold now for a sno-cone, think i'll grab me a cup of hot chocolate. happy TT!

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  14. Jeff: Sorry about the junk food!
    Jane: Don't forget the pickle and donut served with the sugar on snow.
    Megan: I have not seen the machines for making
    sno cones, I'll have to look into that.
    E: I posted this TT post late and added my name late because I wasn't sure if I'd have time to write something.
    Thanks for the comments everyone! Now time to read everyone else's posts!

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  15. Really cool Kate!Hey they say tomorrow it might snow,I don't know it doesn't look like it still cause I'm closer to snow,and I know you miss it,I'm sending you snow flakes and sunshine!Have a lovely day and weekend!:)

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  16. Well there you go. I thought they were an Australian thin! Same, we only get them at fairs and the Royal Easter show although I did buy an ice crusher years ago so the kids make them at home in the summer!

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  17. I remember having one of those cheap ones that you bought at a toy store(Snow Cone Maker). I begged for it for my birthday. I loved snow cones!

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  18. I def. think of sow when I think of Vermont winters but watching "White Christmas" LAst ngiht it was funny how they had it where it hadn't snowed in 11 years. Did that really happen?

    Nice TT btw. Never had a snow cone,

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  19. Hi dear
    Feel cool to this summer, and enjoy with chilled ice cream.........

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