Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Ice Cream & Flowers

Oh do you
hear the 
ice cream man?

I can't remember the last time I heard that ding-a-ling-ling song of the ice cream truck.  Can you?

As a child, we rarely stopped the ice cream truck for an ice cream.  My mother thought it too expensive to buy four children ice cream from the ice cream man. We had a plentiful supply of ice cream and ice cream bars in our own freezer.

I remember loving 50/50 bars (now called Creamsicles) and Fudgesicles.  Dixie Doodles were also a favorite.  Dixie Doodles were vanilla ice cream bars covered with chocolate on a stick.  I wonder why they stopped calling them Dixie Doodles? I think they renamed them Eskimo Bars.

I was never, even to this day, an ice cream sandwich kind of girl.  I don't care for the soggy cookie and they end up being rather messy.  I don't care for Klondike ice cream bars either.  My husband loves both of them.

Did you buy ice cream from the ice cream man in his ice cream truck?  (I don't remember there ever being an ice cream woman back then.  Times have changed!)

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I've  been stopping and smelling the flowers!  This floral card turned out beautifully and was so simple to make.


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12 comments:

  1. Hi Gina!

    Yes, I remember the ice cream man! We would sometimes get to buy and ice cream bar from him, but it would depend on how many pop bottles we took to the store to get the nickle! What a great memory! Thank you for bringing that to mind . . . I haven't thought about that, or seen and ice cream truck in ages!

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Barb, I remember collecting bottles to get the $$ back from recycling them. It's too bad we don't do that any more. The same for newspapers.

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  2. We did not have an ice cream truck out in the country where I grew up but we could buy ice cream at school and it was always a treat.

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    1. Arlene, we could buy ice cream at school too for 10 cents. They had a good selection too!

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  3. When we lived in Illinois years ago there was a truck that came through the neighborhood. My kids always loved the drum sticks!

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    1. Chrissy, I love drumsticks too. I bought some recently and they are sooo small compared to what they once were!

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  4. I LOVE creamsicles! And fudgesicles! We didn't have an ice cream man, but we did have a Roman Candy man. He would come down our street about once a week, a huge wagon pulled by a beautiful horse. He sold roman candy, taffy. You can go to romancandy.com and see a picture of the wagon. That was a real treat for me as a child. :-) One stick cost a nickle "way back then". ♡

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    1. Anne, I've never heard of a Roman Candy man. I will have to google it. A nickel could buy a lot back then!

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  5. We have an ice cream truck that comes around here, it was the same when we grew up, mom had popsicles in the house, but we were able to get them at least once in a summer. I can't remember what they were called but they were a cherry filling inside ice cream and there were sprinkles on the outside. Oh and I like the ice cream sandwiches.

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    1. Connie, I don't think I've had the cherry filling ice cream but it sounds good. There is/was an ice cream flavor that is called Burgundy Cherry. That was delicious. Sprinkles - Mmm

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  6. Loved the ice cream man, but didn't get to buy very often either. I always let my kids buy a little something. :) I don't remember the name Dixie Doodles. Always loved Nutty Buddy's. Thanks for sharing your childhood memory with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Dixie Doodles might have been a California thing, Jann. I've heard of Nutty Buddies but I've never tasted one before.

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