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Summer Fun

I remember back when times were simple. You could have your milk
delivered to your door. One of my favorite memories was waiting for the
Helm’s bakery livery to drive slowly down our street, alerting us with his
musical whistle. Specially built Chevy suburban panel wagon’s, bright
and shiny yellow, contained the most heavenly scents of do-nuts and
cinnamon swirls, rolls and breads to delight the most discerning. Our driver,
we called by name, would stop, get out of his seat and come to the back to
open double doors to the smiling faces, of usually about three or four neighbor
kids besides my sister and myself. The most difficult part was trying to decide
what delicious pastry we would put on our monthly tab. Fine wooden drawers
with glass windows let colorful do-nuts peek through. We would get our usual loaf
of potato bread mom would tell us to buy, but then, quite often we were treated to
a glazed jelly do-nut or a chocolate covered cream filled éclair. Mmmmm my taste
buds tingle at the fond memories. Those succulent delights would be out of the bag
and into our mouths before we hit the front door. By the time we got inside all that
would be left would be little pieces of sticky wax paper and our gooey little hands.
As I recall those happy memories of the late ‘50’s, my only regret is that I am sorry my
children were not given the thrill of hearing “Here comes the Helmsman”, let’s beat feet!

© September 12, 2012

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  1. Date: 9/26/2012 9:59:00 PM

    A sweet memory of days gone by Connie...I enjoyed this tale being told. One love and thanks once again for visits and comments. Joy Wells

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 12:00:00 PM

    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Craig's "Summer Fun" contest Connie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 11:18:00 PM

    Connie, a wonderful congratulations with your awesome win in craig cornish's " Summer Fun " Xool contest. ~ :-) take care* PD

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 2:54:00 PM

    What wonderful memories of summer Connie,; too bad kids of today don't have these ancient pleasures. You brought those timesbackin a rush - so nice luv!

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 11:12:00 AM

    a wonderful collage of summertime so well rendered, connie...congrats on your fine win.. :) huggs!

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 9:39:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win Connie :) awesome summer memories

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 9:21:00 AM

    Connie, congratulations on this wonderful winning write...such a lovely trip down memory lane. Cynthia

  1. Date: 9/13/2012 7:12:00 AM

    We dodn't have a bakery truck :( BUT we had the Good Humour Man ICE CREAM. Congrad's on your win. Thanks for the emories! Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 8:37:00 PM

    gosh, connie, I have heard of ice cream trucks but never a donut truck!!! I would have adored that truck!!! How cool to see this poem of yours on the winner circle. You must not have entered it too long ago!! Congrats on the win. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 7:55:00 PM

    Congratulations Connie I enjoyed this earlier, very enjoyable, oh for the good old days hey. xx

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 7:50:00 PM

    Interesting memories.

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 7:46:00 PM

    Reminds of the joy of hearing the ice cream truck jingle. I miss simple childhood pleasures...a great write of cherished memories, Connie! Congrats!! Hugs, Rhonda

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 7:26:00 PM

    Happy memories. They will have their own. congratulations on yor win. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 6:03:00 PM

    Is this so true or what! I love these memories!

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 6:29:00 AM

    Just a bit early for me. the mid sixties my era but you still bought fond memories back Connie thanks xx

  1. Date: 9/12/2012 5:40:00 AM

    I remember it well, thanks for a trip down memory lane.