05 January 2009

Tiger Stripe Ice Cream

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I have waited for Ashley to post about this experience herself and I have given her long enough. When we joined the University Club, one of the first experiences we had was tasting the University's own ice cream called Tiger Stripe. It is a delicious concoction of french vanilla with a band of fudge that ripples through it like the stripes on a tiger. It instantly became Ashley's favorite ice cream.

From the time she was nine years old, Tiger Stripe became the dessert of choice every time we went to the U Club. She had Tiger Stripe served at her 16th birthday (at the U Club), at her 21st birthday (at the U Club) and at her rehearsal dinner (at the U Club!). She would hear of nothing else.

The other night when we were at the U Club watching Mizzou play in the bowl game, an older, very distinguished man came and sat behind our sofa. He leaned into the sofa, tapped Ashley on the shoulder and said, "how are you enjoying the ice cream?"

Ashley replied, "Oh, I love this ice cream. It is my favorite. I can't imagine coming here and not having it."

At this, the man says, "well, I developed this ice cream and I made it just for you."

Ashley turns to me, wide eyed and tells me the story. She is almost beside herself (think Suzy meeting Brian Dennehy kind of joy) and almost cannot speak. She tells Eric, she tells her dad and she tells me (again). On her iPhone she looks him up, and finds his name, Robert Marshall, and his wife's (Shirley) and about their grandkids and life in Columbia. She turns and talks with him throughout the rest of the game.

It was the neatest chance meeting!

13 comments :

  1. Sue meeting Brian Dennehy joy!!?? Egads! Now THAT is sheer Heaven on Earth, dance on the Moon joy!!
    I am so happy for Ashley! What a wonderful experience and one that will be remembered forever.

    This was such a delight for me to see...I am SO tickled for you Ashley!!

    Love,
    Sue

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  2. Well how special and fun was that!! I'm so happy for Ashley!!

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  3. What a neat story!!!

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  4. That does sound like a great meeting; she obviously is Tiger Stripe's #1 fan and it does sound excellent.

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  6. I want to try some Tiger Stripe ice cream, whether I meet the inventor or not. How fun! laurie

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  7. How awesome is that!??

    Hugs!
    Kat

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  8. How fun! She must really like this ice cream! Great story.

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  9. It has been so long since I stopped in. What a great story and knowing Ashley through your blog i can just see her joy.

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  10. what a sweet story-she will never forget it!

    Anyway you could send me some tiger stripe? LOL

    Have a great day!

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  11. Great story! I can only imagine how thrilled she was/is. My former brother in law, who I count as one of my dearest friends, is Byron Scott, UofM Journalism School. He is spending time in London now and has also traveled throughout Europe teaching.

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  12. I had this post scheduled for today, thank you very much. But you wrote it better than I did.

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  13. WOW...super awesome!!!

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