Jun 15, 2010
As long as I can remember there was a Dairy Queen in town. It used to be a much smaller building and only opened during the summer, but there was an ice cream "wagon" (think three wheeled motor scooter with a freezer on back) that my dad called the "Dilly Wagon".
We had a rat terrier named "Tuffy" that used to sit up and beg every time he'd hear the Dilly Wagon ringing its bell as it approached (I know because we have a home movie of this), and my Dad would usually buy Tuffy a Dilly Bar (before we knew dogs weren't supposed to eat chocolate). I think I was partial to the Mr. Misty or the Push-Up. Just so you know, chocolate didn't kill the dog - the neighbor did when she ran over him backing out of the driveway.
Eventually the Dairy Queen became Dairy Queen Brazier and began serving hamburgers and fries and built this "big" beautiful building where Tammy Wynette's tour bus stopped and someone took a picture of her holding an ice cream cone and hung it on the wall.
(Disclaimer: The picture of Tammy is GONE! Kept as a souvenir by the old owners, I suspect.)