Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Independence Day is approaching--are you cooking or crafting anything?

Remember the ice cream truck? They're still around here and there, but I think maybe they're creepier now than they used to be. I used to adore that bell sound when I was a kid. I'd dash in the house to grab change and I'd go flag him down so I could have a 7up big stick. Oh yum. Remember those red, white, and blue popsicles? Ooh, here's a fun recipe for some!

7 Comments:

Blogger The Calico Cat said...

Yes, I remember them, but they a "bad" memory for me as I was told "no" more often than not...

Around here & in Baltimore they still have some that are the uncreepy variety - the guy in a uniform and no ads on the truck... Good Humor is the brand/employer...

On PBS there was a documentary on Ice Cream - like this one (and mentioned in the write up) http://www.pbs.org/previews/unusual_buildings/ & one of the ice cream shops that they mentioned is not to far from here in Virginia - we have been meaning to try it out for a few summers now...

The documentaries are actually interesting and well done - I think. (I have seen the ones on Ice Cream, hot dogs, and cemeteries....)

5:27 AM  
Blogger The Calico Cat said...

Actually I have seen all of the documentaries by this guy... (The sandwiches & the flea markets too.)

5:28 AM  
Blogger Barb said...

A guy I work with (he's a friend too) is turning 50 next week, and his wife is throwing him a little kid's type party. She hired this guy from a local ice cream shop to come over and they're having an ice cream bar. She also has balloons and a cake with a pirate. I suggested she send out invitations with his pic as a kid on it, and have guests brings toys for gifts...but she didn't want to make the effort.

2:36 PM  
Blogger tricia said...

I live in Orlando, and we too have ice cream trucks, and yes they are creepy. It plays the song, "Whos afraid of the big bad wolf."

4:44 PM  
Blogger sue b said...

I do remember those red white and blue popsicles ! and italian ices - remember those with the little wooden spoon? and we used to love the ones that came in a clear plastic cone shaped holder with a gumball at the bottom. I think I remember them being filled with sherbert. Boy that takes me back !

12:47 AM  
Anonymous Patty said...

We called the red, white & blue popsicles "bomb pops." You can get them in the grocery store -- they're made by Popsicle. They also sell Big Sticks (the yellow/orange/red swirly combo that I ate every day for snack in 9th grade). In fact, they are on sale at Vons, two boxes for $4.00 right now.

Patty, who only bought one box

3:08 AM  
Anonymous Aubrey said...

BIG STICKS. Every time we went to Marina Del Rey, we'd go for a swim in the suspiciously warm water, feed the ducks outside the marina and run across the hot sand for one of those lovely popsicles.

And was this the same guy who did the docs on amusement parks, and roadside architecture? They were grand.

9:59 PM  

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