Abbot’s Frozen Custard Grand Opening And Live Remote Saturday August 24th
16 Aug

Abbot’s Frozen Custard Grand Opening And Live Remote Saturday August 24th

10% of all proceeds go to Special Needs and Other Charities

Located behind Dairy-O In Clemmons

Be the first customer through the door and receive the golden ticket. The Golden Ticket gives the ticket holder custard for a year. THATS RIGHT! One scoop per week for 52 weeks. Rumors are starting to spread that some are trying to get their spot in line Friday night. Spread the word and if we have that kind of response we may have another surprise for those that come out early to get their spot.

A Storied Past … A “Happily Ever After” Future

  • 1902 Once upon a time in 1902, a young and enthusiastic Arthur Abbott was traveling the Eastern Seaboard with the summer carnivals. He spent his days entertaining the crowds and his nights perfecting his secret recipe for a special frozen dessert. Little did he know the lasting impact his heavenly treat would make.
  • 1926 Eventually, Arthur found his way to the port town of Rochester, New York – a community he found to be very special. He opened a stand right across the street from Charlotte Beach on the shores of Lake Ontario which was also home to a bustling amusement park.
  • 1932 As word spread of Arthur’s handcrafted frozen concoction, people would line up from morning ‘til night to enjoy what had now become known as Abbott’s Frozen Custard. From his newfound success, Arthur was able to buy and train his own racehorse. He struck it rich when his prized horse, Blue Man, won the Preakness Stakes in 1952, earning Arthur an astonishing $86,135. At that point, Arthur was in his 70s and financially comfortable, so he considered hanging up his scoops for good.
  • 1957 In the summer of 1957, as Arthur pondered retirement he met Leonard and Thelma Schreiber. Like Arthur, they loved Abbott’s and wanted to help Arthur carry on the delicious Abbott’s tradition. While it was hard to leave his life long passion, Arthur knew it was time and was confident Lenny and Tiby, as their friends called them, along with their two young daughters, were the perfect family to continue on the Abbott’s legacy, serving the secret family recipe to all their loyal customers.
  • 1981 Mrs. Schreiber unveiled a new frozen custard novelty called the Turtle (made with layers of Abbott’s frozen custard, Spanish peanuts, and fudge, frozen on a stick and dipped in dark chocolate) which remains a signature Abbott’s treat to this day.
  • 2005 While Arthur’s stand at Charlotte beach continues to serve guests each day, Abbott’s Frozen Custard has gained prominence as a nationally recognized family brand dedicated to its communities. Abbott’s has since opened new locations in neighborhoods near and far while remaining a family business.
  • 2012 Arthur Abbott’s favorite saying still serves as the company motto, “…it’s always been about the taste!” With continued market expansion came a delicious and diverse selection of cones, dishes, sundaes, pies, treats and more.
  • 2019 For nearly 100 years, an Abbott’s Frozen Custard stand has been the perfect destination “after” any event or occasion. Win or lose, good day or bad, after the park or a picnic, going to Abbott’s “after” helps make everything even better.

The Way Ice Cream Was Meant To Be!

  • #1 Every scoop of Abbott’s starts with our dairy cows. As our dairy farmers like to say, “Happy cows produce great milk” which means they are treated as part of the family, enjoying green grass and all-natural feed, while always receiving the best veterinary care.
  • #2 Following our Secret Family Recipe, the milk and cream from our dairy cows are combined with eggs and sugar to create our Abbott’s frozen custard mix.
  • #3 Our mix is then Hand delivered to each of our Abbott’s stands in refrigerated trucks for our crews to turn into Abbott’s Frozen Custard.
  • #4 Every day we create our flavors, all hand made in our stands with the freshest ingredients from real strawberries or decadent chocolate to the legendary black raspberry.
  • #5 Then we pour our frozen custard mix into our specially designed machine. The slow churning process removes all the air turning our mix into creamy and smooth Abbott’s Frozen Custard. Churned in small batches throughout the day is why we say Abbott’s is “Made Fresh Just for You!”
  • #6
    It’s all so our customers can live Happily Ever After … with Abbott’s of course!
High Speed Pursuit
20 Jul

High Speed Pursuit

In the 23rd Psalm you may recall the last line “Surely Goodness and Mercy will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” The word “follow”, David used, in Hebrew is “radaph” meaning to pursue or run after.. are some of the definitions. A lot more action than I imagined.

This week I listened to Genesis on my audio Bible App with an ear to hear when and why God Spoke to people and they spoke back, their prayer life or even better their conversational intimacy with God. So I noted that the first real discussion with God took place after Adam had totally blown it, and I mean totally. God came after him in, high speed pursuit, “Where are you?” and the conversation that follows, but in the end God covers them.

The Next conversation when I had ears to hear it, blows my mind. We don’t have a record of the conversation with the good brother, Abel, no, we have a record of the conversation with the black sheep, the one, not the 90 and 9. First God warns him, “Sin is at your door.” Then after Cain literally commits the first murder in cold blood, God comes after him, so similar to Adam, asking a question surely God knows the answer to, “Where is your brother?” Once again in the end after this kid is seemingly beyond hope God saves his life by putting a mark on him. Hmmm, I thought sin disqualified me from a prayer life?

Skipping over a great deal more shenanigans with Abraham, Issac and Jacob, and believe me there is plenty there worth listening to, but the next one that totally and I mean totally blows my mind, is Aaron, yes Aaron while God has Moses up on Mt. Sinai and is taking two chapters telling him how he is to make Aaron’s sacred garments and how Moses should anoint and consecrate his brother to a Royal Priesthood, Aaron is at that very time down at the camp melting gold with his infamous story, “I threw gold in the fire and out came this calf”. Talk about grace and mercy in high speed pursuit of someone. Yet, God had Moses direct the most sacred garments I have ever heard about made for this POSER, apparently God knew something we didn’t see.

Keep going and eventually we find ourselves back at Jonah, with all his bad attitude, God is in High Speed Pursuit, not once but twice. Oh, yes, it would appear that a really great time to get close to God is when I least would expect to, that is when I totally blow it, (obviously, not blow it on purpose to get next to God), SURELY, GOODNESS AND MERCY WILL PURSUE and RUN AFTER ME ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE…. and I will dwell in the house of the Lord FOREVER!!

What Was The Sign Of The Prophet Jonah
13 Jul

What Was The Sign Of The Prophet Jonah

This week my 20 year old daughter called me in the middle of the day, that’s a call I always take, she then shocked me by the reason for the call. “Daddy, this manager at worked asked me: you don’t really believe all that stuff in the Bible, like, how about the story of Jonah and the whale, you don’t really believe someone could live after being swallowed by a fish for three days? Daddy he was sincere and I said, yes, of course I do, but I really didn’t know what to say, it made me feel kinda bad, I didn’t have a better answer, because he was sincere.”

For all sorts of reasons this conversation touched my heart in a good way, yet, naturally the next question is, “what would you say?” I mean that as a question to you the reader; what would you say? I really have thought about it for 3 days, that’s how long by the way, Jonah was in there and the more I have processed and sought others with the question the more amazing it gets. Yet the really cool question I think is: what did Jesus mean when he said a number of times, ” an evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the … seeks a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah “? What was the sign of Jonah? Most would say it was three days in the tomb and resurrected, yes, I love that but I think there is more.

At a Bible Study Thursday morning a good friend shared that the people of Nineveh worshiped a fish God, so Jonah’s street cred went up drastically with this fish story, I have also herd that others who have been swallowed by fish were bleached white and lost all hair, so this may also have added to Jonah’s street cred. My friend also shared that Jonah had led one of the biggest and fastest revivals in the history of the world. AHA, that could be the sign Jesus was referring to, perhaps the largest revival of gentiles, EVER, and right under the Judgemental Jew’s Noses, again.

If you re-read the story and its well worth it, there are so many, Jonah had a phenomenal conversational intimacy with God. Jonah by the way was no poser, he told God exactly what was on his mind, kinda like, Cain.

Jonah 4: Then God said to Jonah, “Is it good for you to be so angry about the plant?”

“It is,” he said, “I am angry enough to die!”

1But Adonai said, “You have pity on the plant for which you did no labor or make it grow, that appeared overnight and perished overnight. So shouldn’t I have pity on Nineveh—the great city that has in it more than 120,000 people who don’t know their right hand from their left—as well as many animals?”

There are so many signs here its phenomenal. “My sheep hear my voice”, you bet we do, I believe Jonah was enjoying a prayer life that was beyond cool and what Jesus did made a way for us to have that. Jonah had a bad attitude it would appear, as did Cain, but God still spoke to them, it couldn’t be clearer. To me one of the coolest signs here is that God is hanging out with a suicidal, depressed, narcissist and loving on him in amazing ways. GRACE, GRACE, Jonah was God’s favorite in spite of all the shenanigans, SOOOOO – even I got a chance at THAT!

Adventure, oh what an adventure Jonah goes on with His Friend, God. I’m thinking it might be kinda cool to go on that fish ride, if you knew you would live to tell about it. Don’t tell me we haven’t all thought about it as we name our cars Barracuda or Marlin, Stingray, and these ain’t no wimpy cars by the way, they will take you on a ride. Jonah’s comfort zone gets beyond stretched, he learns to trust God in ways only Jonah could explain. The sign of adventure, I have to admit God has pulled me into things I thought I’d drown haven’t you?

One thing I am absolutely convinced of: ITS A LOVE STORY, God loved Jonah, Nineveh, 120,000 people/Kids who didn’t know their right from their left, God even mentions the animals of Nineveh. UNCONDITIONALLY!!!

Yet, don’t miss that love didn’t change the rules, they still had to repent, turn from the wicked and turn back to Daddy. Jesus gave us that sign all right, we just need to believe it, which gets back to my daughters answer which I don’t think was so bad… “yes, I believe”.

Consider Yourself One Of Us
06 Jul

Consider Yourself One Of Us

No doubt Charles Dickens encapsulated the Orphan Spirit in Oliver Twist. All alone no one really cares, if its going to get done, its up to me. How I felt when I prayed up until Monday morning.

My normal morning I hope to be up by 4am, feed the animals get my coffee and praying by 4:15 fortunately that was the case Monday and I pray along the lines of the daily prayer I spoke about in my show a year or so ago and posted here. When I get to the part that says, “Heavenly Father thank You for loving me”. Lately I imagine my self rising like Solomon in my show, “Getting a Lift From A Lion”. Then placed in the Father lap for an intimate time of anointing as described in my article, on the 23rd Psalm. Monday as I was delighting in the Father, I looked up and asked, “could I ask You, a question?” He laughed with approval and I asked, “Am I the only one up here, in Your lap?”.

Oh, words can not describe the joy that was in His face as He said, “I’m so glad you asked, Robby.” Then it was as if a veil was lifted and I became aware that everyone I cared about was there, my wife and children, grand children my dear friends and even some who aren’t so dear. Multitudes were there, or should I say are there.

What I then became aware of was the veil was the orphan spirit, perhaps one of the greatest evils that befalls mankind, that feeling that Jesus cried out on the cross, “My Father, My Father, why have You forsaken Me?”

Then I noted the pluralistic way Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father – Give us and forgive us as we”.

I also noted Daniel’s prayer in Daniel Chapter 9 : “I prayed to Adonai my God and confessed, saying: ‘O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and mercy with those who love Him and keep His mitzvot, we have sinned; we have committed iniquity; we have acted wickedly; we have rebelled; we have turned away from Your mitzvot and from Your rulings. We have not listened to Your servants the prophets,[a] who spoke in Your name to our kings, our leaders and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.

Nehemiah’s prayer in Chapter 1:6 please let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open to hear the prayer of Your servant that I am praying before You today both day and night on behalf of Your servants, the Bnei-Yisrael. I am confessing the sins of Bnei-Yisrael that we have sinned against You—yes, I and my ancestral house have sinned. We have acted very corruptly against You. We have not kept the mitzvot, the statutes, nor the rulings that You commanded Your servant Moses.

With an understanding of the antidote for the Orphan spirit gained by ingesting Charles Dickens’ “Oliver TwistMartin Horsey, Keith Hampshire wrote these lyrics, Consider Yourself

” Consider yourself at home
Consider youself one of the family
We’ve taken to you so strong
It’s clear we’re going to get along
Consider yourself well in
Consider yourself part of the furniture
There isn’t a lot to spare
Who cares?.What ever we’ve got, we share!If it should chance to be
We should see
Some harder days
Empty larder days
Why grouse?
Always-a-chance we’ll meet
Somebody
To foot the bill
Then the drinks are on the house!
Consider yourself our mate
We don’t want to have no fuss,
For after some consideration, we can state
Consider yourself
One of us! “

So are we alone when we pray, I’m thinking “NOT”! So how about your driving, do you consider its you against every driver out there or is it a team effort, we all need to get places and by helping the traffic flow WE can enjoy the Fellowship of The Father’s Delight as we let that other driver in… Just sayin. So as a opportunity to take on the Orphan Spirit next time your behind the wheel… “We don’t want to have no fuss,
For after some consideration, we can state
Consider yourself
One of us! ”