Forget the diet today!  Lot's of folks will celebrate this special day with not one, but two or more chocolate milkshakes.  The term "milkshake" was first used in print in 1885.  Then, it was referred to as an alcoholic beverage described as a "sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink with eggs, whiskey and a few other ingredients.  It was served as a tonic as well as a treat.

By the turn of the century, it was referred to as a "wholesome drink made with vanilla, strawberry or chocolate syrup.

In the early 1900's, folks started asking for this "new treat" with a scoop if ice cream.

With the invention of the electric blender around 1922, the milkshake began to take on a  aerated and frothy form like we know today.

By the 1930's, milkshakes were a very popular drink in malt shops all across the nation.

What a great day to combine a little milk with some chocolate ice cream, add extra chocolate syrup, and mix it up good in a blender.  Serve it up in a tall chilled glass and perhaps add dollop of whipped cream.  Bottoms up!

from Piyacler

Concho Valley birthdays include:

Kim Shaefer, 46.  From Shirley and Sandy..

Joe Santillan, 13.  From Mom and Dad.

(Twins) Christian & Caitlyn McAlister, 7.  From Mom.

Skylar Seals, 18.  From the Cooks.

Jaxon Chapman, 2.  From Grandma and cousins, Chelsea and Tristan.

Rosie Owens, 40.  From Mom and Ryno.  Rosie wins our birthday cake today from Halfmann's Cake Cottage. 

Congratulations to Jerimie & Natoschia Fry, who celebrated their 3rd wedding anniversary yesterday.  They are this week's winners of a dozen roses from Southwest Florists.