Bill Grace


Visit To Brown's Ice Cream (Dairy Store) - Stillwater, MN


At 920 Olive Street West
Forty blocks off the beaten track
A mountain of ice cream for the price of a dime
What poor tourists most need to know.

The locals have mastered their lessons so well
They are not confused by the word 'Nelsons' on the roof
Even as I cherish our young host's smile
Even as much as the miracle of dinner for the price of a dime.

Submitted: Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Edited: Monday, August 09, 2010

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Comments about this poem (Visit To Brown's Ice Cream (Dairy Store) - Stillwater, MN by Bill Grace )

  • Rookie Joseph Daly (6/22/2006 3:46:00 AM)

    I am not sure about the references here Bill but I certainlt like this piece. It has the feel of an Edward Hopper painting (one of his city life pieces) . There seems to be some joke here but there is also a lot of pathos.

    This is a snappy and artful piece. (Report) Reply

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