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Happiness in a 24 pack August 15, 2005

Filed under: Uncategorized — katy @ 10:16 am

So, something good has come out of the YMCA camp.  While I was handing in the kids health forms, I ran into the local ice cream man.  I explained to him how my son, who has autism, only eats one kind of ice cream pop–they have discontinued selling it at the local supermarkets and the ice cream truck is expensive and unreliable.  He kindly told me how to get to the wholesale distributor and said I could pick them up there. 

Happiness_x_24 This morning, after droppping off Cameron and Gracie, I drove over to the wholesale place.  And there he was outside.  He remembered me and the kind of ice cream Owen eats.  He escorted me inside, showed me where to pay and brought me my Sprinklers.  As he walked with me back to the car, he told me he used to babysit for a young neighbor with autism when he was a kid.  He said he taught him how to tie his shoes (damn near freaking impossible).  He said they just "clicked".  What a guy.  I thanked him profusely and just grinned from ear to ear.  Still am.


I have been working on my little Debbie Bliss Ribbed Jackets.  I finished the knitting on one but Bliss_ribbed_jacket need to finish seaming the sleeves.  I can’t wrap my head around a mattress stitch for it and the back stitch looked ugly.  My knitting guru (my mom) is away, upstate looking at houses.  So, it will wait.  I started a second one in the yarn I got from Handpaintedyarn.com.  Oh my goodness, this yarn is so soft Handpaintedyarn and lovely to knit with.  It will probably pill easier than the Manos I used for the first but it is a dream to knit with.  My fingers are enjoying it and I didn’t want to put it down.

Can you see those needles?  They are hand-me-downs from my mom.  I love my hand-me-down needles.  I have Addi’s somewhere–and I probably would have used them–if I could have found them but there is something about using my mom’s or grandma’s old needles that just feels good.


13 Responses to “Happiness in a 24 pack”

  1. Maryann Says:

    Horray for the ice cream man!!! I bet Owen is pretty happy now. When does school start? Is Owen in school full time? Hopefully he will stop regressing then. That must be pretty unsettling. Does he have OT? OT really helped my Eva a lot, that’s when she really started making progress. Hang in there!!!

  2. Samantha Says:

    How great is that! The icecream man is truly a beautiful person … how very kind of him. 🙂

    The sweater looks very pretty!

  3. sUsAn Says:

    YUMMY! That ice cream looks like the perfect treat! What a “sweet” ice cream man! 😉

  4. Norma Says:

    Ya know, on a hot summer day sometimes you just need the ice cream man..in more ways than one. What a wonderful treat for you to run into that kind man. It almost seems like a scene from a book or movie.

  5. Kathy Says:

    I have a lot of my grandmother’s needles and really like them — especially the pastel colored metal needles. I’d probably not buy them, but love that they have been passed along. She was a FANTASTIC knitter — just the other day, I found one of her old sweater and actually turned it inside out to check out her seaming!! Awesome ice cream man – what a kind soul.

  6. Mary Beth Says:

    What a nice man! Baby sweaters look adorable! Maybe you can get your mom to do the seaming all together!

  7. michele Says:

    What a wonderful story…makes me feel like we don’t live in such a huge world. I’m glad you found the ice cream bars (which look very fun by the way) in a very lovely way. Take care.

  8. ann Says:

    were you in Wyndanch? I know there is an ice-cream wholesale place there …..

  9. Chrissie Says:

    What a sweetheart! I agree that sometimes using needles with a history is just the way to go.

  10. Jackie Says:

    WOW – sometimes an angel is sent your way just when you really need one!

  11. margene Says:

    Ice Cream is a big addiction for me;-) Meeting neat people like the ice cream man can make your day. What a neat meet up for you!
    The sweater is looking good and I’ll bet Mom can save the day.

  12. Angi Says:

    Wow! An ice cream man actually interested in a child! We don’t have ice cream trucks here anymore. The drivers were too mean. I’ve thought about your idea to trade pulse warmers for handspun. I love the idea. What kind of yarn would you like?

  13. Kris Says:

    What a cool guy (no pun intended since he’s the ice cream man). He rocks. Is there a way we can all email the ice cream man and say thanks and tell him what a great guy he is????

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