Happy Mother's Day - More on POPSICLES and some MOM Giggles!

It doesn't have to be Mother's Day for you to give your Mom something fun,
Check out this trippy MOM POP ART on T-shirts, Cups, Aprons & Other Gear

I hope you didn't forget it was Mother's Day - if you did pick up the phone right now and call her! For those of you, like me, who have lost their Mom take a few minutes today to remember her and tell her Happy Mother's Day in your heart!

For those of you who are mother's here's some fun Mother's Day nostalgia and fun for you!

M... is for the million things she gave me,
O... means only that she's growing old,
T... is for the tears she shed to save me,
H... is for her heart of purest gold;
E... is for her eyes, with love-light shining,
R... means right, and right she'll always be.
Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER,"
A word that means the world to me.
--Howard Johnson (c. 1915)

Did/Does your Mom say these things to you too?
  • Always change your underwear; you never know when you'll have an accident.
  • Don't make that face or it'll freeze in that position.
  • Be careful or you'll put your eye out.
  • What if everyone jumped off a cliff? Would you do it, too?
  • You have enough dirt behind those ears to grow potatoes!
  • Close that door! Were you born in a barn?
  • If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
  • Don't put that in your mouth; you don't know where it's been!
A Few Mother's Day Facts:
  • Mother's Day ranks as the third most popular holiday in the world, after Christmas and Easter.
  • Mother's Day is the third-largest card-sending holiday and it is the busiest day of the year for restaurants. Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia wanted to honor her deceased mother ans she created a letter-writing campaign to create a Mother's Day observance.
  • In1914, the US Congress passed legislation designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
A Few of the Things Our Mother's Taught Us:
  • My Mother taught me MEDICINE..."If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they're going to freeze that way."
  • My Mother taught me ESP..."Put your sweater on; don't you think that I know when you're cold?"
  • My Mother taught me TO MEET A CHALLENGE..."What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you...Don't talk back to me!"
  • My mother taught me about my ROOTS..."Do you think you were born in a barn?"
  • My mother taught me about the WISDOM of AGE..."When you get to be my age, you will understand."
  • And, my all-time favorite - JUSTICE..."One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like YOU -- then you'll see what it's like!"
I'll be Tweeting more MOM all day today too!

Happy Mother's Day - take your Mom out for a Popsicle - or at least make her an ice cream martini or two!


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James S. Merritt (founder of Merritt Foods) and D. S. "Doc" Abernathy (creator of Dole Frozen Dessert Bars and Mutant Ninja Turtles Ice Cream Treats) invented the Bomb Pop in 1955. When Merritt Foods closed in 1991, their partner, Morningstar Group, Inc., decided to stop producing and selling frozen confections. Wells Dairy bought the patent to the Bomb Pop and still produces it to this day.

Created at the height of the Cold War, the "atomic age" and the threat of the "Red Menace" the Bomb Pop was originally formed into a six finned rocket shape and layered in 3 flavors and colors: Blue - raspberry, Red - Cherry and White - Lime. Though the trademarked rocket shape has altered a bit over the years (thinner and longer), added new flavors and combinations, it is still one of the most popular ice pops (popsicles) being sold even today.

(Related Interesting Atomic Age Fact: Another iconic pop culture phenomenon was created during this same era of "nuclear threat" - The Bikini! Inspired by the A-Bomb and named after the Bikini Atoll where the original tests were conducted!)

The Bomb Pop Martini Recipe

More Ice Cream Nostalgia:
Ice Cream Nostalgia and The Cold War?
How Popsicles Became POPSICLES®

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