Dolly Madison Ice Cream - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Anyone who has visited the American Treasure Tour knows that there are many varied items on displays, almost too many to comprehend (especially when you think about the fact that one man collected it all!).  What may be even more difficult to comprehend, though, is that there is even more that is NOT on display.  We were up there yesterday, and found this little gem - a poster advertising Dolly Madison Ice Cream - depicting a lovely revolutionary-era woman (presumably Dolley Madison, without the "e" in her name) looking tantalizingly out the window at a summer day.  Want some ice cream?

Ice cream has been around for a very long time, possibly as far back as the second century b.c.  In the United States, Dolley Madison became famously associated with the delectable treat because she served what has been reported as an excellent strawberry ice cream at the inaugural ball in 1813 to celebrate her husband's re-election as the nation's fourth president. Inspired by the famous story of Dolley's ice cream, the Denver-based business was started in the 1930's by the husband and wife team of Tally and Margaret Hughes, then sold in 1959 to the Tepper family.  Using the image of the famous first lady, the Teppers continue to sell this precious comfort food in the Colorado region.  We just worry about that "e"!
QUESTION:  Is it okay to not enjoy ice cream?
A)  No
B)  Maybe, but only if you are lactose intolerant
C)  We have to check with mom
D)  Yes

PROPERTY FOR SALE:  John D. Rockefeller was an amazingly wealthy business tycoon towards the end of the 19th century.  He was worth billions in today's money.  His son, fittingly named John D. Rockefeller, Jr., spent much of his life spending that money.  Or giving it away.  Or doing whatever he felt was right and necessary for the world.  On this day in 1947, he made a very generous gift.  He donated $8,500,000 to purchase land on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, where one of the primary sites for the international peace keepers' offices are located.

DONNA!  Today, we celebrate the birth of an actress turning 45 - Lara Flynn Boyle.  Anyone who fell in love with the style and quirkiness of Twin Peaks on television in 1990 will remember her as Laura Palmer's best friend, Donna Hayward, but she maintained her fame after that in the legal show The Practice, from 1997 to 2003.  She continues to be active on television and the big screen - but we are holding out for her return to the small town of Twin Peaks next year....

QUOTE:  As soon as you get over caring what people think, you can have a nice time. - Lara Flynn Boyle

ANSWER:  B) Maybe, but only if you are lactose intolerant.  We're sorry to have to tell you this if you simply don't like the taste of ice cream, but you may be a horrible monster.  Of course, we're kidding.  You're not a horrible monster.  We just don't understand you.