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Feedback: Coupeville won't be the same

This is for Neal Antmann, the Ice Cream Man of Coupeville.

How do we graciously say goodbye to our beloved Hole in the Wal ll — pride of Coupeville, joy of ice cream lovers both on and off the rock? No Baskin-Robbins ever served such delectably delicious ice cream in such a uniquely cozy, friendly atmosphere or was so reverently held in the hearts of its customers. No time spent in our village was truly complete without a visit to the “holey wall.”

Farewells to old traditions come with sadness and reticence. Robert Frost surely felt this when he wrote:

“Ah, when to the heart of a man

Was it ever less than treason

To go with the drift of things

To yield with a grace to reason,

And bow and accept the end

Of a love or a season?”

With a bow and grateful thanks for the memories, we say goodbye to the Hole in the Wall, to the Ice Cream Man of Coupeville and all his staff who have made our ice cream days memorable.

Marilyn G. Ridge

Shoreline and Thistles, her cabin in Coupeville

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