ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Joys of Eating an Ice-Cream Cone

Updated on March 21, 2017

It's now summer! Time to shed those winter clothes, break out the shorts, short-sleeved and sleeveless shirts, flip-flops and sandals. Time for swimming and playing ball, playing with your friends or sitting outside on your porch with a nice, cool glass of lemonade! It's also time for something else most of us love... ICE-CREAM!

As we well-know, there are many, different types and flavors. You can choose from good 'ol chocolate, vanilla or strawberry, or what about something more eclectic... like, rocky road, double-chocolate chip or lemon. Certain flavors I recall, because of people I know who used to eat them. Butter pecan. That was my grandfather and grandmother's favorite flavor! If I went to their house, I knew not to expect something as "outrageous" as triple fudge brownie, or Superman... with all its many, rainbow colors. Oh, no! Granny sure liked her butter pecan.

We didn't have a whole lot of ice-cream at home, either, growing up... because, mom's a diabetic; however... mom did keep sherbet in the freezer. To be honest... I wasn't too big on sherbet;( It just wasn't the same as good, 'ol faithful chocolate=) I had a cousin who didn't like chocolate (I don't know how?!), but liked vanilla instead. If we went for ice-cream, I knew what she was gettin... the off-white, creamy and delicate flavor, vanilla.

One thing that's on my mind, is... how we eat ice-cream. Some people like it in a cup. Others enjoy their's in a cone. What kind of cone, though? A nice, big waffle cone, or the smaller, yellow cone? There's also the sugar cone... dark brown, but narrow and very crunchy. Some people enjoy ice-cream on top of other desserts, such as apple pie. What about cake and ice-cream? One scoop or two, or... more? The options are endless!

Little ones enjoy taking their time eating their treats. Time is non-existant in their, happy world=) It's o.k. if the ice-cream drips. It's not going to ruin their day! Afterall... it's only a little ice-cream. It can be cleaned up. If you've ever seen a child eating ice-cream, it's a treat in itself=) Often times, they have the cone sideways or tilted and you just know that ice-cream's gonna fall right on the ground... yet, it doesn't! They lick and lick and lick the cold confection until they are so covered in the wet, sticky mess... usually handing the half-eaten, half-warm/half-cold disaster to mom or day.

I also enjoy seeing elderly people eat ice-cream. They're a lot like kids, in that... it takes time and skill to master the art of eating ice-cream. These precious moments cannot be rushed. Bit by bit, the sweet ball of cream is eaten. A lick here, a tiny bite there. A couple more licks, maybe a bite off the cone. These precious people treat a moment in time, that many of us "young adults" take for granted. There's really no need to rush such a delicate art.

Now, the rest of us ("in-betweeners," I'll call us;)... we're usually the ones ordering our concoctions "to-go," or if we do have a few minutes to spare, are scarfing them down as fast as humanly possible, so we can get on with the task at hand. You can pick us out of a crowd. We're the ones with the cold-rush headaches and stomachs about to explode! Maybe, if we just took a little TIME to savor the moment, and the dessert??!

So... I'm not so sure there's any, one way to eat an ice-cream cone. During moments as few and far between- and, PRECIOUS!- as these, we need to stop, take time to savor each moment, each bite, each beautiful conversation, because... like the ice-cream, it'll be gone before you know it!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)