The Blue Cow's Tale
Everyone seems to like the blue cow, so I thought I'd tell what I know of her story.
She started out as one of those fiberglass art project cows. She might have been one of the Cows on Parade in Chicago back in 1999. The owner of Sherman's Dairy Bar bought her after the show was over, and for years she stood inside the brown garage door next to the entrance to the dairy bar. I remember her as white with flowers and leaves painted on her.
A couple years ago she showed up on the roof, painted blue-moon-ice-cream-blue, with a cowbell around her neck (and chains and a padlock to keep the wind or vandals from carrying her away).
They tell the kids "That's where Blue Moon ice cream comes from!"
She stands up there all year round, and in the winter I've often thought I should get a picture so I could say it was so cold even the cows turned blue.
I just found out that Sherman's has a Facebook page.
Since we're local, we usually go to Sherman's on rainy stormy days. The lines are shorter then, and that's when you'll find old farmers and their wives in there, enjoying a waffle cone and the flowers on the table.