Sunday, June 7, 2009

You Scream, I Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Someone once said that the best things in life are free and even though I doubt they were actually talking about ice cream, that was the case yesterday when Friendly's hosted their second annual Free Ice Cream Day. Did someone say free? Did someone say ice cream? Well, you can bet I was all over that like a hobo on a ham sandwich!

In a time when the economy is hurting more people than it's helping, some of you might be wondering why Friendly's gave away free ice cream to as many people as possible (last year they gave away over 300,000 cups and cones). The reason was summed up by Friendly’s chief executive Ned R. Lidvall in a statement that read:
“We want to give away as much ice cream as possible. After a winter that was grueling – both because of the economy and because of the weather – people deserve a cool, delicious treat to kick off the summer.”
That certainly worked for me so after I got out of work I piled Amanda and Jamie in the car and made the short drive over to our local Friendly's (there are two of them in Norwich). There was a line but it wasn't too bad and the day was still nice so it was worth the short wait for three free ice cream cones (with sprinkles) which were guaranteed to make everyone happy from men in kilts to teenagers that you have to coax a smile out of!

Thank you, Mr. Lidvall, and all the friendly people at our local Friendly's! You rock!


  1. Anonymous9:24 AM EDT

    I wish I had known about this free ice cream. Granted, it's now a bit of a hike to the nearest Friendly's...but free ice cream is free ice cream.

  2. Oh, MAN! I love Friendly's! We do not have them here, of course. And I do love Sprinkles!

  3. How fun and what a great thing to do. I ♥ ice cream, and free ice cream has to be even better.

    Have a terrific day Linda. Big hug. :)

  4. oh yummy and sprinkles too!

    smiles, bee

  5. Mmmmmmmmm.

    When I was still in SoCal, working in an office building down at the Hughes Center, there was a Ben & Jerry's shop across the street. They had free ice cream days too and you can bet we were there for it.

  6. Free ice cream? I wish they did it here.

  7. those two girls crack me up... (I am not gonna smile.) I am so glad you smile Linda. "Girls, would you please freak your mother out and smile and like act like you like eachother".. LOL I wish I were there.. Have a good Sunday@

  8. DAMN!!

    now I gotta go raid my freezer! got me an ice cream craving.

  9. I am getting some of them shorts like the guy in top left, way cool

  10. Jamie is with you for a visit? How long? Free ice cream sounds wonderful. Now if 31 flavors could be convinced...

  11. what a great idea....nice to know of companies like that.

    looks yummy...

    tapping the scot on the shoulder and asking him to take a pic of all three of you woulda worked...just sayin'

  12. That is just too cool!

    I don't think that we have one close. :(


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