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Summer Ice has a smooth consistency that is perfect for serving as a cold and creamy treat on a hot summer day. Photo by Sue Doeden

Slush fun: Memories of cool drinks on the deck

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On one of those hot days over the Memorial Day weekend, I was thinking of my summers of long ago. Back when summer was slush season in our family.

On weekends, my dad would get us all loaded into the car to head to Gull Lake north of Brainerd where we had a cabin of sorts that eventually became a home and was ultimately the place where my parents retired. My mom made sure we always had plenty of snacks and good food at the lake. And good drinks, too.

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