By SUSAN DROMEY HEETER, InDepthNH.org
It’s warm, it’s June, it’s time for ice cream. And, like most people, I delight in going out for ice cream, I thrill in my chocolate chip cone with sprinkles, I muse joyfully in the constant that is cream, that is cold, that never disappoints.
Alas, Joyful Musers, more often than not, the cone that passes through the take out window is the size of a VW Bug. I’ll order the kiddy size and it appears as if a half gallon of ice cream is balancing on my waffle cone. It’s a lot.
And don’t get me wrong, I love ice cream, can polish off quite a bit; I am forever wanting more.
But the pressure of eating that mountain of ice cream before it adorns my shirt, my arms, my shorts, 800 paper napkins, can take away from the joy of an afternoon cone.
And I got to thinking – wouldn’t it be wonderful if some other things came like summer ice cream cones? Like giving to InDepthNH.org? Yes, dear musers, I’ve enticed you with ice cream and now, now, it’s time for the ask.
If you have enjoyed Joyful Musings over the years, if you appreciate good, solid journalism, do give to InDepthNH.org. Write a check, donate via PayPal, put some money into the joy you may find reading about local issues or fly fishing or presidential races or ice cream. Read further to see how to do it. And do it today.
And musers, there will be no need for mountains of napkins, no sticky steering wheels, only satisfaction that you have contributed to a really worthy cause: democracy, journalism, solid people looking to bring you to the front of the line.
I thank you, my InDepthNH.org colleagues thank you, that oversized ice cream cone thanks you. Now, get out your wallet and go treat yourself with a cone the size of Cuba.
Susan Dromey Heeter is a writer from Dover who recently let her hair go au natural white. Writing has been her passion since her English majoring days at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Dromey Heeter has lived in The Netherlands, Alaska and currently basks in all things New England, including the frigid winters. An avid swimmer, Dromey Heeter’s great passion is to bring back body surfing as most children have no idea how to ride waves without ridiculous boogie boards.