Did you know that yesterday (Saturday) was the 107th anniversary of the ice cream cone? I’m guessing that you probably didn’t. Neither did I, until my Mom told me a couple of days ago.
The story of the first ice cream cone is pretty famous. It goes something like this: At the 1904 St. Louis World’s fair, there was one vendor selling ice cream and another vendor selling crispy, wafer-like waffles. The ice cream was selling so well that the vendor ran out of dishes. The waffle vendor quickly rolled one of his waffles in the shape of a cone and gave it to the ice cream vendor to fill with ice cream. It was a smashing success and the ice cream cone was born!
Mom, who delights in finding reasons to celebrate, bought some ice cream and waffle cones and we had a family ice cream party! Here are some pictures of our fun time:
If you’re willing to celebrate a day or two late, why not have your own ice cream party?! :-)