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Mother’s Day Tradition


I believe it was when we were in high school, and we had a friend with a license and a car, that Jeramy and I first went to Hodgman’s Frozen Custard. Their special flavor of the day was pumpkin, and it was so amazing that we each had a cone while we were there, and then purchased a quart to bring back home. Ever since then it has been a summer tradition for Jeramy and I to make many visits there during their season of business.

They open on Mother’s Day each year, and for the past three I have requested that we go. In 2010, it was the day we brought Simon home from the hospital, and later in the evening we went for the drive. I stayed in the car with our new baby while Jeramy got in line to get our cones. Last year Simon was old enough to try a little lick, but it was too cold for him. He just made a squished up face and didn’t try it again. This year he thought it was too cold again, but then our generous friend Eric shared some of his peanut butter cup mix-ins with Simon, and made his day.

If you should happen to be near New Gloucester, Maine between Mother’s Day and Labor Day, I highly recommend stopping in at Hodgman’s. They always have vanilla and chocolate, and one special flavor of the day. They close up shop on Monday and Tuesday in order to make more custard, so be sure to check the day of the week! And don’t forget to peek in at the funny goats while you are there!


Author: thismummaslife

I am a Mumma, Wife and part-time Assistant Children's Librarian. I want this blog to be a collection of moments from daily life that may inspire or be relatable. Please feel free to leave me comments, thoughts, feedback or stories from your own life.

12 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Tradition

  1. Great family photo!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Lovely family tradition. So sweet that you went on the day you brought him home from the hospital.

  3. You are ADORABLE, and Simon looks just like you. Plus I love custard and goats, so this is pretty much the best post ever in the world.

  4. it looks like a wonderful day.. oh, happy mother’s day. Frozen pumpkin custard… hmmm.. I’ll have to try that one of these days.

  5. What a nice outing and I absolutely LOVE your outfit with the red tights!

    • Thank you! They are actually kind of orange, but in the wet outside air they appeared more red. I started the day in brown tights, but then Simon climbed on my lap with sandals on and pretty much shredded them.

  6. that is very cool i like seeing stuff like that my gram would be proud… kathy

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