Friday, March 30, 2018

The Hometown Dairy Queen: SOLSC Day 30

My husband and I chose to raise our daughters in the same town where we both grew up.  Our hometown has evolved from a small cow town to one of the largest suburbs in the area.

As we go through our daily routines, we hardly recognize the town, except for one place- the Dairy Queen.

Our Dairy Queen (DQ) is an original, still managed by the same man and his family.  Our girls were introduced to the cool treats of the DQ at a young age by my parents and us. 

Special occasions, softball victories, and dance recitals have all been ballyhooed at our hometown DQ.  It has been suspected that a few events were created just for a reason to go to the DQ.

Early today, our youngest daughter (home for Easter) asked, "Can we go to the DQ tonight after dinner?"  As we drove to the DQ, my husband and our daughter went on and on about how our hometown is THE BEST!

If you had been a fly in our car, you would've heard-

Oh, man their ice cream is so creamy.
I tell all my friends DQ is my favorite ice cream place, but I only like our DQ.
The Grill and Chills just aren't right.
If they ever sell the DQ, you and daddy have to buy it.
I love the coney sauce and the skinny hot dogs.
Yeah, no all beef for me.
The catsup based coney sauce is the bomb.
Oh, man I am getting water too. Their water tastes waxy. That's how you know you're at the home Dairy Queen!


  1. Yum! Dairy Queen’s are disappearing. Two near us have now closed. One due to reopen soon as a breakfast spot-the other reopened as a Mexican restaurant.
    I enjoyed reading about how it would be if I was a fly on the wall. I wish I was just eating there. They have the best ice cream!

  2. I grew up in a very small rural town that had a DQ right in the middle of town. It's still there...has undergone quite a few renovations in my 45 years, but it's still the same with the same people almost everyday. My dad and his business partner eat there at least once a week. During high school, I spent almost every lunch there (it's right next door to the school). When my kids and I visited my parents this week for spring break, Mom had a bag of Dilly Bars in her freezer! DQ is the best!

  3. I love DQ, but we only have one left now! It seems like yours hopefully be a staple in your hometown, though! I love how you sliced about the conversation happening in your car! You can sense the excitement! I think I'll need to borrow this idea the next time we're in our car headed somewhere...I'm wondering what our conversation would sound like! Thank you for sharing!

  4. How lucky you are to have such a treasure. I love old school stuff owned by families. Wonderful slice!