Fun Fact May 13, 2021.

At some point the weather will get warm and stay warm.  Nothing beats the summer heat like a popsicle.  According to History dot com, frozen desserts have been around for a long time.  From ancient Rome, to explorer Marco Polo and in the early history of the United States where Thomas Jefferson entertained  visitors to Monticello with iced sorbets and freezes.  In 1905 an 11-year-old boy named Frank Epperson of Oakland, California inadvertently left a glass, filled with water, powdered soda mix and a wooden stick, outside overnight. When young Frank found the glass in the morning, the soda mixture was frozen solid. Frank knew he’d stumbled across a great idea.  In 1923, Epperson filed for a patent for his invention, which he had been calling “Eppsicles,” but his children insisted on calling them “Pop’s ‘sicles.” That name stuck and the Popsicle was born