By Suzanne Sparrow Watson
I am ending this very strange year with the inaugural From A Bird’s Eye View people of the year award. No, it’s not as prestigious as the award from Time magazine, but I believe our nominees are more fitting. The poem is one I came across a few years ago and my hardest task for this post was narrowing down the nominees who best represent it. I’m sure I’ve forgotten many groups of people but for all of those who have worked during perilous times this year, we want to express our thanks for your unwavering strength throughout 2020.
Speaking of angels, our dad was certainly one on Earth and I believe he continues to watch over our family. One of Pop’s hallmarks was the Ice Cream fizz he served every Christmas morning. Oh sure, most families had hot chocolate and cider while we were drinking gin, but don’t judge – it has given a roseate hue to many a Christmas morning. So this year we are once again sharing his recipe so that you and your family might also enjoy this wonderful tradition.
POP’S CHRISTMAS ICE CREAM FIZZ
Fill a blender 1/4 full with ice cubes
Add 6 jiggers of gin
Add 4 scoops of French Vanilla ice cream
Add 1 small bottle of soda water (the size you get in a 6-pack)
My brother Bob adds an egg so the white adds some froth, brother Jack doesn’t add an egg. Personally, I’d add it just because you can then claim it’s a protein drink.
Just blend it well and – voila – you have a concoction sure to put a positive spin on everyone and every thing!
Our mom served them in a wine glass with a dash of nutmeg. As we got older we would conspire with Pop and ditch the wine glass for a chilled beer mug from the freezer. Saved having to go back for seconds…or thirds.
Bob and I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. We know for many of you it may be quieter, but hang in – 2021 is sure to be a better year.