California is cooler than South Dakota today but I’m afraid it still has a few things going for it that my state doesn’t. For example, here in California I can drive 2 minutes from my aunt’s house and find a strawberry patch with luscious, ripe strawberries. I can’t do that in Watertown this time of year. These tasted great on vanilla ice cream, incidentally.
In our planning for my aunt Betty’s memorial at the end of next month, I told Deb that we needed to serve strawberries and Dairy Queen ice cream. Betty stood five feet tall and weighed less than 100 pounds but she could eat strawberries and ice cream like there was no tomorrow.