You scream, I scream, 'Gay 90s' roar in Roseburg for ice cream

You scream, I scream, 'Gay 90s' roar in Roseburg for ice cream

A Taste of Tuesday: #liveonkval Tuesday, March 5, 2013 or KVAL.com/LIVE or on this website's TV affiliate

ROSEBURG, Ore. - When Joy Easterly was a kid, her father opened an ice cream parlor. 

Instead of falling in love with the business, Easterly found herself doing just the opposite.

"I vowed when I got married never, never, never get involved in a family business," says Easterly. "Especially an ice cream parlor."

But in 1975 she opened The Gay 90s, a small ice cream shop you'll find at the corner of Harvard and Umpqua in Roseburg.

"You eat your own words a lot of times," Easterly said with a smile.

Inside a building built during the 1890s - a time period also known as the Gay 90s - and surrounded by a collection of antiques, they serve up Umpqua Ice Cream in old fashioned ways. 

They also offer up scratch-made soups along with sandwiches made on bread baked daily.

It's an old-fashioned find that keeps things simple, including their goals.

"I hope they go away with a full stomach," said Easterly, "and a bite of friendliness."