Summer is arriving in the northern hemisphere, bringing warm weather. Today, May 27, is National Grape Popsicle Day. According to http://www.nationaldaycalendar.com this all began in San Francisco, California in 1905. They say that 11 year old Frank Epperson was outside on his porch, mixing water with a white powdered flavoring to make soda. Upon going inside, he left it there on the porch with the stirring stick still in it. That night the temperature reached a record low and the following morning, Frank discovered the drink had frozen to the stick. The Popsicle was born. It is a warm weather favorite for all ages and comes in many flavors. Today perhaps we will enjoy a Popsicle.
We ducks really like this human invention. Let’s get some, mom.
It never occurred to me to wonder who invented popsicles. I’m glad Frank did!
I’m glad too. Ate many as a child and still enjoy them in the hot weather.