Then we split a banana split at Dairy Queen:
Oooh, that was yummy! They’ve advertised half-price Royal treats for the month of March – so if you’re in the mood, hurry on down and treat yourself – there’s only a few days left!
I noticed there a sign that outlined the history of DQ, and did a little more research. Did you know:
- a father and son developed the soft ice cream in 1938 in Green River, Illinois, selling their new treat for 10 cents
- the first DQ store opened its doors in 1940 in Joliet, Illinois
- DQ came to Canada in 1953 in Estevan, Saskatchewan
- burgers and hot foods were served in some locations as early as 1957 – but my memories of DQ were only ice cream,and only open in the summer months, until sometime in the 70s, so DQ opening used to be a sign of spring in the air
The real sign of spring in the air – I got outside and did a little yard work, including getting some primula into a pot – a little spot of color amid the evergreens:
And today – our local show garden opens its gates, another sure sign of spring in the air. It’s raining, and there’s not much sign yet of tulips and daffodils, so we’ll probably wait a bit before we head over there for a walk.
But the days are getting longer, and warmer.
Happy spring! Blessings, Peg