Today, the Friday Flashback turns 1 year old.
Since last summer, we’ve featured some fascinating photos of Westport’s past: The sanitarium. The Compo Beach bathhouses. Gorham Island. Ray the Good Humor Man.
To celebrate this anniversary, I wanted something truly iconic.
The cannons? Minute Man? Remarkable Book Shop? Big Top?
Nah. They’ve all been featured many times on “06880.”
The Minnybuses? Arnie’s Place? A bit too narrow.
Suddenly, it hit me. For generations of kids of all ages, nothing said “Westport” like the Ice Cream Parlor.
In 3 locations — Main Street, Compo Shopping Center, and finally the Post Road (opposite what is now Qdoba) — the Ice Cream Parlor served up a lot more than sundaes, wax candy and a Pig’s Trough.
It served up memories.
Mine are of wrought-iron chairs, more ice cream flavors than Howard Johnson’s, and jars filled with candy.
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