Blue Bell Ice Cream: From contented cows.
By Martha Rogers
Up a little north of Houston in Brenham, Texas on Highway 290, sits a creamery know for its ice cream that comes in some of the best flavors you could ever want. Many states are now familiar with the iconic symbol of Blue Bell Creamery.
Very few people exist who don't like ice cream. Those of us who do like the best with our favorite flavors from Homemade Vanilla to Cookies and Cream, and all kinds of chocolate.
It all began back in the early days of the century when the Brenham Creamery opened in 1907 to purchase extra cream to make butter for the people of Brenham. In 1911 they began to use the cream to also make small quantities of ice cream.
Eight years later, in 1919, the company came upon hard times and considered closing. The board of directors wanted to keep it open and hired a former school teacher, E.F. Kruse to take over the company. Though only 23 years of age, he would have a profound effect on the company. After he took over on April 1, 1919, he refused to accept a salary for the first few months in order to keep from placing the creamery in further debt. The picture shows some of the early workers and the packaging for the ice cream.
In front of the creamery stands a statue depicting icon seen on all cartons, trucks and signs advertising Blue Bell.
Children love having their pictures made by the statue, and they are even allowed to climb up on the cow's back for pictures. A lot of children with smiling faces on school tours fill the area every year.
Wouldn't a bowl of your favorite ice cream taste good about now?
What's your favorite flavor of ice cream? I'll take anything with chocolate in it.😊
Martha Rogers is a multi-published best-selling author of over sixty novels and novellas. She is a member of ACFW, CAN, and AWSA. Martha teaches a Sunday Bible class for senior women and is a retired English and Home Ec. Teacher. She lives in Houston with Rex, her husband of 62 years.