This has been an emotional spring for Yum Yum Better Ice Cream and Hot Dogs. In March, an SUV crashed into the side wall of YUM YUM and they had to close for repairs. With amazing turn-around time, the store was open again in just over a week. In early April, owner Bernard Aydelette, age 94, died. How wonderful that he lived long enough to see his store had reopen. He put so much of himself in the place over the decades.
The above photo shows people enjoying a Saturday afternoon at the shop, shortly after it had opened and the weekend before Mr. Aydelette died. It paints a picture of just how much people enjoy the pause from a busy day, sitting in and around Yum- Yum. The store is located on Spring Garden Street, surrounded on all sides by UNCG. For that brief moment when it was closed, many in the community worried that it might not reopen. Fortunately, they are back in business and when groups hold their school reunions, or families come to town to see loved ones graduate this spring, this store that has been open since 1907 will continue to serve up homemade ice cream and pink pork hot dogs to adoring customers.
Happy Friday. May you have a great weekend that includes a scoop of ice cream- or two!