And a Cherry on Top!

My brother, John, and his love for sweets

The great lover of all things sweet, my brother, John!

As I looked at this picture with a smile on my face today, I began to wonder exactly where the term, ice cream “sundae”, came from.  After a little research, I am now fully informed and happy to share this bit of trivia with you!

Back in the day, soda was marketed as a miracle cure and was often considered a substance that required oversight and control like alcohol. So, in many conservative areas of the country, just like alcohol, the law prohibited soda from being served or purchased on Sundays, and in some “dry” counties, not at all! After these laws were put in place, soda fountain owners had to figure out a way to turn a profit in those cases, and so they began to serve only the ice cream . . . and topped it with whipped cream, chopped nuts, and a cherry for added appeal!  “Sundaes” became the coined term for the ice cream concoctions they ingeniously created to serve on “soda’s day of rest”.

Isn’t it amazing how a difficult situation can be the catalyst for birthing  a wonderful blessing that will live on and be enjoyed for generations to come?

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) “For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.” (Psalm 100:5)

– Cheri Henderson

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