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Today, I wanted to share with you a typical Sunday walk along the seawall in our city and show you the shrimp boats that come back with the "freshest" catch of the day. THAT post is below this one, WITH PHOTOS. First I want to inform you of the national day of celebration!!! hehehehe


I remember doing these projects in elementary school, and how proud I was when they actually turned out close to my beginning thoughts on how they'd turn out. What I had foreseen in my visions.

Popsicle Sticks Craft Projects? Do you remember them too? Perhaps a tiny Scarecrow made from the saved wooden sticks?

Well today[August 14th] is NATIONAL 'CREAMSICLE/POPSICLE Day'!!

Popsicle is the most popular brand name in the U.S. and Canada for a brand of ice pop. Popsicle is a trademark owned by Unilever, although it has entered the general vernacular in North America.
* 1905, 11 year old Frank Epperson left his lemonade out on the porch, which contained a stir stick. That night, temperatures in California reached record low temperatures, so when he woke the next morning, by serendipity he discovered that it had frozen to the stir stick, creating a fruit flavored ice treat named the epsicle. He then waited 18 years for it to be released to the public.
* 1922, the ice-lollipop was introduced to the public for the first time at an Oakland ball for firemen.
* 1924, Frank Epperson applied for a patent for "frozen confectionery" called the Epsicle ice pop, which he re-named the Popsicle, allegedly at the instigation of his children. It was originally available in seven flavors and marketed as a "frozen drink on a stick."
* 1925, Epperson sold the Popsicle to the Joe Lowe Company of New York. Good Humor, a subsidiary of Unilever, now owns the rights.
* 1940s, Woody Gelman created Popsicle Pete as its mascot. He appeared in print and television advertisements, and activity books until 1995.
* 2000s, the superhero mascot Man of Popsicle debuted in the Popsicle commercials where he helps kids fight monsters that will ruin a kid's day like a Giant Robot, Monkeys of Unfunness, Dust Bunnies, the Storm Cloud of Injustice, the Twister of Turmoil, the Squid of Scariness, the Bad-Tempered Beavers of Backwash Bog, the Blundering Beach Bums, and the Troublesome Tuneless Trolls.
* In June of 2006, Popsicles with "Natural Flavors and Colors" were introduced, replacing the original versions. Company spokespeople cited customer requests for "an option without some colors and flavors to which some had allergies" as the reason for the change.

Even today, I will freeze juice in Ice Cube trays and add to cold water on a hot day...or sometimes, I run them through the blender and make a 'slushie'!!
Info/Timeline found on Wikipedia


  1. marilyn8/14/2007

    That's nifty to know

  2. Mmmmmmm... gotta love a cremesicle!