For ice cream OF COURSE !
And we did yesterday — can't you tell?
Hayward's is a family owned ice cream business that has been producing homemade premium ice cream in Southern New Hampshire for over 70 years. Founders Charles and Fredericka Hayward opened the business in June 1940, and owned and managed it until 1964 when their daughter, Trudy and her (then) husband Mike Ordway took over management. In 1977, Mike and his wife, Linda, purchased Hayward's Ice Cream.
In 1996, Mike and Trudy's son, Chris, and his brother-in-law Frank Robinson purchased the business from Mike and Linda. Chris is the current owner of Hayward's Ice Cream of Nashua; Frank owns Hayward's of Milford.
The Nashua building has undergone changes through the years. In the early 1900s, it was a gas station. Then, in the early 1940s when sugar was scarce during World War II, ice cream stands only received enough sugar to open for 3 or 4 days at a time. When the sugar was gone, so was the ice cream.
In 1942, the building was moved back to add more parking space. During the Christmas season, Hayward's sells trees, wreaths, roping, stands and holiday accessories, not ice cream.
Related Trivia (somewhat) . . .
The sentence "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream" is from a 1928 classic college song, Ice Cream, written by Billy Moll, Howard Johnson, Robert King. It was performed by (Fred) Waring's Pennsylvanians, one of RCA Victor records best-selling bands from 1923-1932.
Yes, Fred Waring was born in Pennsylvania; also attended Penn State University. Yes he's the namesake of the Waring blender, the first modern electric blender. In the 1930s, its inventor, Frederick Jacob Osius, went to Waring seeking financial backing for his patented electric blender. Some $25,000 later, the Waring-owned Miracle Mixer was introduced at the Chicago Restaurant Show, retailing for $29.75. In 1938, the Miracle Mixer Corporation was renamed the Waring Corporation, and the mixer renamed the Waring Blendor (to distinguish it from blender).
No, songwriter and lyricist Howard Johnson (1887-1941) did not start the Howard Johnson restaurant and hotel chain; that was Howard Deering Johnson (1897-1972).
And, you thought this post was ONLY about ice cream.