Remembering Peterson’s Ice Cream

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13775779_10154150020056886_9184390963284537164_n.jpgPhoto- Linda Seccaspina- Dairy Queen- Carleton Place

Last night as we drove the Dairy Queen Drive Through I laughed at the spoons they had propping the windows open, and somehow thoughts of going to Peterson’s in Almonte the evenings flashed through my mind. Memories of waiting in long lines and getting double scoops of tiger tail and bubble gum. Hot and humid in that little store but we leaned against the cold cases waiting patiently for our treats.

Here is the history of Peterson’s found on the web.

The Ice Cream Man- By John Dunn

In the queue at Peterson’s for the ice cream cones, visitors to Almonte stand out from Old Believers because they talk to each other compulsively, like the newly-converted, about their discovery. They speak as if they’ve discovered the ice cream palace entirely on their own. Peterson’s. In Almonte. Right beside the falls of the river. Expectancy…

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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