Memories of a Time Past: Part 5

I grew up in Brooklyn NY (Yay!)  When an ice cream vendor turned onto our block, and we kids heard the bells, there was pandemonium on the street.  All the kids went running home to get money.  And, we were afraid that the truck would pass us all by, by the time we got back outside with ice cream money.  It was an ice cream frenzy going on!

There was Mister Softee;

Mr. Softee

There was the Good Humor man;

My favorites were the toasted almond bar and the one that had the real chocolate in the middle (can't remember what it was called).

My favorites were the toasted almond bar and the one that had the real chocolate in the middle (can’t remember what it was called).  I’m still a sucker for chocolate.

And then there was Eskimo Pie!

Eskimo Pie

Sometimes there was a guy who sold a non-descript ice cream and pedaled a three-wheeled bike with this huge freezer box on the front end (and sometimes it was an Eskimo Pie vendor).

ice cream bicycle

and Bungalow Bar!

bungalow bar

The Bungalow Bar truck was designed like a bungalow cottage with a roof and chimney, and a gate for a door. Even though I preferred the flavors of the Good Humor, I enjoyed the Bungalow Bar truck better, because it had more “character.”  The man was nice, too!

 

[images from bingdotcom]

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6 responses to “Memories of a Time Past: Part 5

  1. It’s only 11:00 am. and you’ve got me wanting ice cream Carol! We had Good Humor, Mr. Softee and one that sold Italian ices growing up. I still see Mr. Softee now and some other ice cream truck. Glad this is a tradition that continues,

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  2. We have a driver who comes through my neighborhood once a week delivering bottles of seltzer. It’s an old dilapidated truck. I’m surprised anyone even needs seltzer deliveries anymore!

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  3. If those came around here, we would both weigh 500 pounds!

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