Mean Streets Vol. 6

Photo by PoPville flickr user caroline.angelo

“A few weeks ago my 18th month old son and I were walking home from a trip to the playground at Raymond elementary. On our way home we stopped to say hello to our neighbor, an older woman that often sits on her porch with her dog. My son invited him self up onto her porch to pet her dog and I mentioned it was getting close to snack and nap time for the little guy. To which our neighbor responded that “he probably wants some ice cream”, and promptly went inside and came out with two scoops of butter pecan ice cream in a to-go container “in case he wants it after his nap”.

We live in south Petworth, just north of Spring Rd.”

Ed. Note: We hear a lot about crime in certain neighborhoods. This is the other side of the coin. If you have a story/experience from your own mean streets please send a brief description in an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dog)com and include what neighborhood you live in.

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  • dcgator

    Seriously? Seriously? Really? You had to go and put that amazing looking ice cream up as I finish up my pitiful chicken and rice lunch with no dessert at my desk?

    All kidding aside, nice story, and a delectable photo. Please have a heart next time, PoP, and wait til mid-afternoon, though. Some of us have a serious sweet tooth.

    • Prince Of Petworth

      hahaha if it’s any consolation – I was tortured by the photo too!

      • Judging by the Flickr caption it appears to be homemade, but I’m not sure dumping pumpkin pie filling in an ice cream maker satisfies my requirements for pumpkin ice cream.
        Maybe someday a Jeni’s will open in DC. Until then I will dream about torched marshmallow sweet potato ice cream and continue to work on my technique.

        • That sounds ridiculously delicious (torched marshmallow sweet potato ice cream). If you need someone to try samples and give feedback, let me know. 😉

  • I have an older neighbor who does that! She always hands the treats to me, while saying to my kid “You shouldn’t ever take treats from anyone except your parents.”

  • Does anyone else want to sign up for the Sketch Factor app and troll it?

  • These are the best posts! They always brighten my day.

  • Had a neighbor when I first moved in take me on a walking tour of my block and tell me how much all of the houses had been worth when she and her neighbors bought them 20-50 years ago and give me house buying advise for the area. Nicest lady and always gives me fresh mint from her yard. Also in south Petworth north of Spring… There are some great people here!

  • I love love love the older grandmotherly types in the neighborhood who call everyone baby and always have treats for kids (and dogs!)

  • I love that! And I love that she handed the ice cream to you and not directly to your kid. This avoids the awkward, do I let my kid have it and get a massive sugar rush/lose his appetite versus do I try to decline it without seeming like a jerk dilemma.

  • I love these stories-they really brighten my day!

  • Watch yourselves out there. The mean streets are vicious indeed. I mean, delicious indeed!

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