Posted by Southwest Beverages on 8/15/2016
Almost every day last winter my best friend, Joey, got off
the school bus with me at the end of the school day and came to my house where
my mom always had waiting cookies and hot chocolate. Today is Joey’s birthday,
which also happens to be the first day of school.
“Happy birthday, Joey,” I stated to my best friend when I
saw him at the bus stop this morning. “Are you coming over this afternoon? My
mom wants to know. She has a present for you.”
No sooner had Joey replied, “yes,” then the bus arrived to
take us to the Jefferson Middle School.
“Good to see you guys again,” the bus driver stated as Joey
and I walked up the steps of the bus. “Happy birthday, Joey,” the bus driver
Later that afternoon Joey got off the bus with me at my
house and when we got inside my mom gave Joey a big hug and said, “Happy
Birthday, Joey. Let’s start the school year off right. I made chocolate chip
cookies and iced chocolate marshmallow hot chocolate for you guys.”
“Wow! Mrs. Danielson,” Joey stated as he entered the kitchen
and saw two talk glasses of Sippity iced chocolate marshmallow hot chocolate
topped with whipped cream and fruit loops.
A few minutes later, while Joey and I were enjoying our snack,
my mom came into the kitchen singing Happy Birthday and holding a present. “Happy
birthday, Joey,” she said after she had finished embarrassing me my singing
happy birthday. “Here, I got you a present,” she stated as she handed the
present to Joey. Without saying a word (because that’s what 9-year-olds-do),
Joey quickly unwrapped the present.
“Sippity hot cocoa mix!” he announced with excitement as he
tore away the wrapping paper. “Thanks, Mrs. Danielson.”
“I thought you would like a box of Sippity gourmet hot cocoa
mix,” my Mom stated. “And I got your favorite flavor, chocolate marshmallow.”
“Your mom is so cool,” Joey stated to me after my mom had
left the kitchen.
“Hey, Joey. I told her to get it for you since you’re my best
friend I know how much you enjoy Sippity gourmet hot cocoa mix.”
Written by Bob Jenkins, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of
Bob has had the privilege of working for some of America's largest
and well run public and private companies, including Philip Morris, Canada Dry, Dr
Pepper, Cadbury Schweppes, Snapple Beverage Corporation, Tasker Capital Corp. and
The Water Club and River Cafe - two of New York's finest fine dining restaurants. He
has worked in various capacities as Finance Manager, Controller, Director of Finance,
Vice President Finance & Administration, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and
Bob holds a Masters of Business
Administration degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of
Science degree in accounting from the University of Arizona.
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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
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