The “Proof” Is In The Hot Chocolate-SIPPITY Iced Hot Chocolate

Posted by Southwest Beverages on 5/24/2016

“Roger, please watch what you do with this proof,” I said to my son as I handed him the only picture I had of his grandfather serving in the Philippines during World War II. “Before you go out with your girlfriend tomorrow I want you to take that proof to the ‘I Got Framed’ store on 22nd and Sweetwater and ask them to double mat the picture in a nice chocolate colored frame. Tell them I need it before Memorial Day.”

“Speaking of chocolate, Mom, do you have any Sippity hot chocolate left? I’m in the mood for a tall glass of chocolate marshmallow iced hot chocolate.”

“There should be a box on the second shelf in the cabinet next to the fridge,” she replied. “If it’s not there, try the cabinet where I keep the sugar and flour, she added.

“I see you found the Sippity hot chocolate,” I stated as I walked into the kitchen only to find Roger with his hand in the glass of hot chocolate. “What are you doing?” I curiously asked.

“You don’t want to know, Mom,” he replied in a dejected tone. “Believe me, you don’t want to know.”

“Can I see the picture of your grandfather. Your Uncle wants me to scan him a copy to see if his son would like a framed picture of your Dad.”

“Please don’t yell at me, Mom. The proof is in the hot chocolate.”

“What!” I yelled. “How did that happen!”

“It seems that when I was reaching for the ice, the picture must have slipped out of my shirt pocket and fell in the hot chocolate.”

“Oh, Roger, I can’t trust you to do anything! That was the only picture I had of my Dad.”

“Here. I got it,” Roger stated as he slowly pulled the picture from the glass of hot chocolate.

“Let me have it,” I proclaimed as Roger handed the picture to me. “Let me see if I can pat it dry.”

A few minutes later I announced to Roger that I have dried out the picture and that it was OK. I then told him I would take it to the store tomorrow to get framed.

The picture you see in this blog is the actual picture of my Dad, Edward Schneller, taken in the Philippines in 1942. He was 27 years old and proudly served in the United States Army. As Memorial Day approaches I wish to remember, and sincerely thank, not only my Dad, but all the brave men and woman who proudly served in our armed forces since the inception of this great country to give us the freedoms we enjoy today. God bless each of you.

Written by Susan Jenkins, Co-Founder, Southwest Beverages

As a founder of the company, and a key member of the team, Susan has set up all systems and procedures that efficiently receive and process all orders. Passionate about what she does, Susan provides that critical administrative link between our customers and the company by answering all customers inquires, supplying product information, price quotes, processing orders and investigating, evaluating, and resolving any customer complaints. In addition, Susan maintains a close working relationship with all company employees, vendors, wholesalers, retailers and fund raising organizations to ensure that their needs and requirements are meet.

Southwest Beverages is a manufacturer and marketer of two brands of premium quality dry mix beverages: Sippity hot-cocoa mix and Kemosabe gourmet flavored coffee. All Southwest Beverages products are uniquely blended flavors that contain all the ingredients necessary for you to enjoy the ultimate hot beverage experience. Simply add water and stir-then sip, savor and enjoy.

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