How do you tell stories? Do you have a favorite ice cream memory to share? Maybe it’s the first time your mom let you go to the store by yourself. Or maybe it’s that time your dad brought home ice cream for you after you lost a family member. Whatever the story, everyone has one, and they are worth telling!
That is why I created Legacy Storytelling. This method allows people to take their memories and turn them into something more meaningful than just another memory stored in someone’s head! Check out the video to write about your own favorite ice cream memory or help someone tell their story. You can check all of the details of the 52 Weeks of Storytelling Series here.
Week 22 of 52 Weeks of Storytelling – Favorite Ice Cream Memory
Intro To the Weekly Prompt: Favorite Ice Cream Memory
It's hot out, and for many of us, that means a few things. You might be thinking about your favorite ice cream memory. What is your favorite flavor? Who did you share it with? When was the last time you had some delicious ice cream? These are all topics worth exploring in our weekly prompt!
This week's prompt is super simple, you can find some prompts to start with here. We start with a super-sweet and refreshing memory, ice cream memories make the world go round!
It could be about…
- your favorite ice cream,
- it could be about the time you had an ice cream cone on the beach, and it fell over and like smashed on the floor. Trying to cope with a couple of other ones.
- If you have a favorite ice cream shop, maybe
- talking about a memory that was there how you found it or an
- ice cream memory with a significant other that was really important to you. Or
- one that was just something that happened to you.
Those are a couple of options for you to start thinking about. Remember to use these suggestions as a guideline. You can use any other prompt you'd like. If you have the printed pages or printed journal, feel free to write whatever you'd like in them and cross things out.
Intro to Story example: Stories About Ice Cream and Grandparents
For my story example, I'm sticking with the grandparent theme. If you've watched the last couple of videos, I've talked a lot about them. They always had tons of ice cream. So I think it was Bashes and Safeway in Phoenix, where they would go, and it was always almost like whatever they could get a coupon for or like what was on sale. I feel like that's my memory of what happened. They would have scads of flavors, we're talking like a dozen different flavors.
The house of all the Flavors
When we went to our grandparent's house we always had ice cream, and we got to pick whatever we wanted. We would do crazy flavor combinations and syrup and all of those things. It was cool to have all the options. Obviously, that was fun, because we didn't always have ice cream at home.
There was always ice cream at Grandma’s and Grandpa’s. If they knew we were coming, I think they would always buy a little more, but I don't know for sure. The experience gave me a love of lots of **wackadoo** flavors and an ability to just try anything.
What I want People to Remember
What I want people to remember from this moment is that our small moment, a real large moment, things that happen in our childhood and as teenagers and as we grow up impacts us for decades after. It shapes how we interact with the rest of the world. I had a chance to try lots of different things in a really safe, loving environment, and that means that now as an adult, I have no problem trying lots of different things, which I love about myself.
I hope that this video and article have helped you find something to write about ice cream or something else sweet. Take a moment to not only write down your story but share it with someone you love. There are so many more prompts in our toolkit for you to explore! Check them all out right here.