Jul 20, 2015

Un-Ice Cream Truck



Everyone by now knows of my obsession with ice cream trucks. In New Orleans they have trucks that go around selling ices. A bit weird but makes sense if you eat one in hundred degree weather. They must be in more states than Louisiana. I've never seen one up north. Now in Brooklyn, we have old ladies who go to the parks with a little 3 wheeled cart selling Italian ices. Soon I will draw one to show you.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nqvjFQN7ZQ

I loved hearing the Mister Softee song when I was a kid, my mother hated it.
She said it drove her nuts. I think I get it now.
Ed Beard

Mike Szwarc said...

When I lived in Japan as a boy, there was a man who had a cool three-wheeled bike with an ice-chest on the back. He sold only popsicles, kept frozen with a big block of dry ice. Once when he came through the neighborhood, ringing his bell, I ran to find my mom, to get a nickel for a popsicle. I ran all through the house trying to find her before the popsicle man was gone. I finally found her hiding behind the bathroom door, holding her purse and laughing. I did get my popsicle, and mom had a good laugh. It's my best memory of her.

kane said...

Great tale

Marcia said...

When I lived in Dallas in the 80s-90s there were so many of these trucks it was like "dueling banjos" on hot summer days. One would play "Swanee River", another would play "La Cucaracha", and so on. My favorite was "The Godfather". I wondered if the driver was making an offer the kids couldn't refuse. There were also the Hispanic men pushing the "paleta" carts full of Mexican ices. They just had a single bell on their cart. Unfortunately they were also often the victims of armed robbery.

Fallingladies said...

Here in small town upstate NY we have an ice cream truck called Uncle Pat's. It's brown and boring looking though.

Liz Luscomb said...

We call them snow cones in the south. At least that is what I am assuming you are referring to. A bunch of shaved ice with flavored syrup poured on top? If it is, there is one on every corner in Texas but here in North Carolina there isn't a single stand.
Great story, love the artwork.

Cap'n Dave said...

Kona Ice has some of the best gourmet shaved ice around! The best thing about them is that theyre all across the country, bring the shaved ice to YOU, and you get to flavor it yourself on their patented flavorwave. Great drawing!