People ask me all the time what it’s like to be married to a radio announcer. My verbal answer is usually preceded by the raising of my eyebrows and the taking in and letting out of a deep breath. It’s actually a lot of fun having a husband on the air. Dan has been at The Joy FM for 10 years now, and I especially continue to feel connected and grateful to the rest of the staff. It’s like having extra extended family around that you can depend upon in the pinches of life. As individuals they’re the real thing… genuine and consistent.
So I was thinking that we’d celebrate Dan’s decade at The Joy FM by inviting ya’ll to an Ice Cream Party. People have been celebrating and marking special occasions with ice cream for decades. At the Brodie Homestead, Blue Bell is the brand that’s in demand! Did you know that Blue Bell Creameries is named after the Texas wildflower that, like ice cream, thrives in the summer time? They boast 66 flavors, with 20 flavors offered year-round, and an additional 2-3 dozen offered seasonally. So I’ve taken the liberty of pre-selecting a trial smorgasbord from Blue Bell’s palette of flavors, and I invite you to partake with me as we celebrate The Joy FM Staff. The people ARE the ice cream as you’ll soon discover. Just to be a good sport, I even assigned a flavor to myself… I’m Southern Blackberry Cobbler (Creamy ice cream with a luscious blackberry flavor combined with flaky pie crust pieces and a blackberry sauce swirl), because I’m from Little Rock, I love experimenting with the concept of home-baked comfort, and I have a strong side!
Jeff MacFarlane – Chocolate Moo-llennium Crunch
(Rich chocolate ice cream with a combination of dark chocolate chunks, creamy caramel chunks, roasted pecan halves, chopped almonds, walnut pieces and peanuts)
Jeff is serious & complex with a wide range of tastes & talents... AND unmistakable appeal.
Dan Brodie – Pecan Pralines ‘n Cream
(A combination of praline sauce swirled into a creamy vanilla ice cream sprinkled with praline-coated pecans.)
Dan’s a smooth mixture of sweet disposition with a snappy sense of humor.
Carmen – Rocky Road
(Rich, dark chocolate ice cream generously sprinkled with chopped, butter-roasted almonds and miniature marshmallows.)
Carmen is an outspoken southern lady of soul with a huge soft heart who can be a little nutty sometimes.
Bill Martin -- White Chocolate Almond
(Creamy vanilla ice cream with chunks of white chocolate and roasted chopped almonds.)
Bill is a traditional guy with a beautiful mind and a little extra appeal that wins you over. So who cares if he's really lactose-intolerant?
Dave Cruse -- Mocha Madness
(A rich coffee ice cream containing roasted pecan halves and chocolate chips, surrounded by a smooth caramel sauce.)
Dave’s a smooth communicator who is equally serious about work and play.
Michelle Tellone – Banana Split
(Combines fresh sliced bananas, crushed pineapple, diced maraschino cherries and chopped, roasted almonds into a rich vanilla ice cream with strawberry sauce and chocolate sundae sauce.)
Michelle knows how to partake of the good things life has to offer and not get too crazy over the details.
Jayar -- Candy Jar
(Rich caramel ice cream containing all of your favorite candy pieces - peanut butter cups, chocolate chunks, peanut brittle, chunks of caramel and chocolate crisp pieces.)
His brain is a “mind-field” of stimulating & creative ideas… but does it seem like he gets into trouble a lot? …the proverbial kid caught with his hand in the “candy jar”?
Luisa -- Ultimate Neopolitan
(Three of the most popular flavors, Homemade Vanilla, Dutch Chocolate and Strawberries & Homemade Vanilla packaged side by side in one carton.)
Louisa is a sweet mixture of the essentials with bonus heart features.
Karen -- Cake and Ice Cream
(A creamy vanilla ice cream with chocolate sprinkles, chocolate-coated cake pieces and a swirl of luscious chocolate icing)
Karen brings her expertise & assets to the table with frosting on top.
Donna -- Homemade Vanilla
(Our most popular icecream and with good reason. It's rich, homemade
tasting vanilla ice cream with a special hand-cranked flavor that's the
best in the country)
Donna is whole-hearted & reliable, and goes well with everything!
Mary -- The Great Divide
(A great combination of Homemade Vanilla ice cream and rich, creamy Dutch Chocolate ice cream in one unique carton.)
Mary is sleek and decisive… a discerning chick with a flare for the practical. No frills necessary.
Johanna – Mint Chocolate Chip
(Creamy mint ice cream sprinkled with delicious semi-sweet chocolate chips.)
Johanna is refreshing in her outlook and her stories stay with you.
Bill Harrier – Dutch Chocolate
(Rich, creamy chocolate ice cream made with the finest imported chocolate)
Bill is essential & irreplaceable! Enough said!
Avery -- Happy Tracks
(Creamy vanilla ice cream loaded with chocolate-coated peanut butter cups and a dark chocolate fudge swirl)
Avery combines the best of youth & intellect served up with a ready smile.
Kris? -- come on… the guy’s already named after a donut company!
P. S. Thanks Joy FM Staff for being a part of my family for 10 years!