Today is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day!

Today we celebrate the go-to flavor for ice cream lovers everywhere! Here’s the scoop on this fun holiday:

Chocolate is too obvious. Pistachio is too green. Rum Raisin is too alliterative. That’s why today, we celebrate the smooth, straightforward, stalwart ice cream flavor of choice of millions: vanilla.

Vanilla ice cream is rumored to be created, or at least made popular, by our third president Thomas Jefferson. Having picked up the recipe in France, Jefferson brought the indulgence with him to the new colonies and the rest, as they say, is history. While this may or may not be a bonafide fact, it is fun to give credit to a founding father of our country to also have founded this sweet churned treat.

How will you celebrate National Vanilla Ice Cream Day–with a cup, cone, or perhaps another less conventional ice cream delivery method? Let us know by sending an email, and we’ll be sure to share our favorites right here on the Crane’s Mill Blog!

Happy Mother’s Day from Crane’s Mill

It’s the second Sunday in May, and you can bet it’s the most colorful time of year for the Crane’s Mill concierge desk, as it’s replete with flower arrangements featuring springtime favorites moms everywhere.

A wild rose in bloom on the Crane's Mill campus.

A wild rose in bloom on the Crane’s Mill campus.

Mother’s Day, spelled in the singular possessive to ensure that each individual mother is celebrated, officially began as a national holiday in the U.S. in 1914, and is celebrated in countries around the world.

It’s a hugely popular holiday here at Crane’s Mill, with residents receiving gifts and cards all week long in advance of the big day.

In addition to flowers and candy, we’ve seen yummy fruit arrangements, house plants, and even gifts straight from Amazon and Macy’s.

How do you celebrate your mother, grandmother, or other special person on Mother’s Day? Click here to send us an email, and we will be sure to share your ideas right here on our blog.

We hope you have a happy, blessed day with your family.

Resident, Family Thank Crane’s Mill Staff for Helping Keep Passover Traditions

We received this letter about the Crane’s Mill staff and are excited to share with our readers:

My name is Margo Adelsberg and my Aunt Elaine Lieb lives at Crane’s Mill. I would like to relay my extreme thanks for helping my twelve year old son (and I) easily keep to our Passover Traditions while dining at Crane’s Mill last night.

I had called earlier in the day and spoke with Meredith at the front desk about Kosher Options available for us in the evening while we visited with my Aunt. She offered that the Chef would go shopping to purchase Kosher Meat and prepare it for us. I declined due to my son being a vegetarian, but was so appreciative of the offer. I then figured we would eat whatever we could while dining at Crane’s Mill and then come home and eat a full meal. I decided to bring a box of Matzoh that we could nibble on throughout dinner.

When we arrived to dine with my aunt, Sapna, came over and greeted us. I asked what options were a possibility to eat during dinner. I inquired about Matzoh Pizza. Sapna was so amazing that she took our box of Matzah to the kitchen and prepared Matzoh pizza for all of us. It was so delicious!

Big thanks to Meredith, Sapna and the chef for helping us feel comfortable and maintain our Passover traditions while at Crane’s Mill.

Sincerely,
Margo Adelsberg