Several times a week, though, people write to say they love our pops, and seriously, guys.....that really is what keeps us keepin' on.
We'll say it here: OUR POPSIFANS ARE THE BEST, EVER!
So in the interest of celebrating y'all, see below for some of the best mail of the past 3 summers.
Here's the first-ever letter we got, sent Aug 17, 2008, from a woman who's come pretty much every weekend since:
Hi! Just wanted to drop a note to let you know that you're doing AWESOME things and my boyfriend and I look forward to your popsicles every Sunday. Even when you aren't there!
Caroline Rogers of the beautiful Looks Good To Me made our day by sending us this gorgeous watercolor she drew from the inspiration of our pops at the DUMBO Flea. The shape is wrong, but I really love the way it looks.
This one made us feel like heroes:
Dear People's Pops,
Long story short, the strawberry rhubarb people's pop I had today SAVED MY SUMMER!
This rad-looking chick sent us a picture of herself in front of a snowscape. We liked it so much that we put it on the "Who We Are" page of our website.
From a chatty Cathy who befriended David one day....
how are things going?
I checked out the pear pop a few days ago and I loved it!
Lee Ann from Dallas was psyched:
I live in Dallas and am currently pregnant with our second child and in the middle of awful morning sickness. I am surviving on popsicles, and thinking every day about how wonderful your pops are. So, here's to hoping that you are someday soon in a Whole Foods or other venue within driving distance of Dallas. Until then, you will be a planned stop on all my future trips to NYC. There is nothing like your pops in the stores here..... Keep it up!
I had a blueberry and cream pop at the Chelsea Market back in June.
I wish I could have another, but unfortunately, I live many miles from there.
Perhaps I will visit again this summer and have another even though I know it will be a differetn flavor.
And who could forget the German tourist who hand-felted a People's Pop and sent us the photo:
Running a small business is BRUTAL. Every day, we have multiple moments when we wonder why we put up with the aggravation. When you write to tell us you love the pops, though, we remember why we do it, and....this makes everything worthwhile.
In love & pops,
Joel, David & Nat
Following this post, popsifan Lia sent us this sweet pic: