Instead of going to work this morning, I worked the 47th annual Strawberry Festival put on by the Cathedral women. Today, on this festival occasion, we historically sell 18,000 strawberry shortcakes. That’s right, eighteen thousand!!! I was on the ice cream station of one of many serving lines. It was a great opportunity to hang out with some wonderful women and serve up some smiles. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole time I spent at the festival. I worked in “carry out” where we put together large orders (we’re talking people came from their offices and were ordering 20-40 for their co-workers) instead of serving up singles. When I needed to get heading to school for preclinic conference, I used my volunteer ticket to score myself a shortcake with the works: biscuit, sauced strawberries, vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream.
I then made my way upstairs to sit on the circle outside with all the crazy lunch lines. It was amazing how many people turned out. I was so incredibly taken aback. While I savored each and every bite of my shortcake concoction, I spent some quality time people watching.
And before I knew it I had cleaned my “bowl” and was a very, very happy camper.
I kind of wish things like this happened every day. It was uplifting and fun and a great social event. Plus, having strawberry shortcakes never hurt anyone. I hope your day was as glorious as mine.
Question: How are you spending this weekend's Father’s Day?