14
Aug
10

driving to the dairy queen

Three friends were driving to the Dairy Queen for an ice cream treat, oh so sorely deserved after a hard week at work without play, when suddenly at the crest of the hill they saw a marvelous site in the sky. “Did you ever see anything like that?” one said to the others. No—none had except in calendars and certain religious publications.

“Wow,’ they shouted, ‘wow, let’s get a picture!”

“Stop!’ one of the friends shouted to the driver, ‘Stop here!” The driver could not stop, but pulled in at the closest spot about 200 yards down the road (definitely not on the hill where the sky had been its most spectacular).

“Okay, here then. Take it! Take it before we lose any more of it!”

The shouting one was still shouting excitedly and most impatiently. The one with the camera snapped the shutter and away they all went like the down of a thistle. As they pulled in to the DQ and juggled their purses, “Aha!” they all thought as they confidently posted their orders for this and for that, at 1000 calories each.

“And aren’t we so clever

to have seen such a sight

and captured it now and forever?”

There you are dear friends: Heaven and Earth are full of such glory:  we three friends and, now you with us, too.

(Photo courtesy of Jane B. Halteman)

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5 Responses to “driving to the dairy queen”


  1. 1 ordinary (mostly)
    August 14, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Ha, ha, ha! I can envision the impatience.

    And every time we drive by a DQ, my daughters say, “Blink! Blink! Blink!”

    (That would be instructions for my turn signal.)

  2. 2 Anne
    August 14, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Well, I just wanted to say “gorgeous” but now I’m laughing at ordinary’s comment – both parts.

  3. 3 Meg
    August 14, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Well, my comment is more serious. 🙂 I can imagine the excitement and the “triple” delight of the observers because it was/is spectacular! Reminded me of the herald angels one sees around Christmas time…and that reminds me of a grade school classmate who insisted that for some reason (unknown to the rest of us)because they were special angels that made him special too, because his name was…Harold. :-)Good try, Harold. Now as for Dairy Queen…I’ll have a dip top please in a cone. Thanks.

  4. 4 janie
    August 17, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Spectacular rendtition, N!


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