Monday, May 2, 2016


As the story goes, a minister went into a parishioners soda shop in the late 19th century, and ordered a dish of ice cream. It was a Sunday. On a whim he put a cherry on top and poured some cherry syrup on the ice cream.  He decided to call it a "Cherry Sunday," since it was Sunday when he made this concoction.  Flavors got added over time, but then the name changed to Sundae, from Sunday.  The word, "Sunday," like the word, "Sabbath," has religious connotations. We have a growing history of attempts to be rid of religious connotations in our country.  This is just one of them.  I think I will ask for an "Chocolate Ice Cream Sabbath," the next time I go to the ice cream store!

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