It looks like they are going to be quite popular, but I must confess the shopping experience won’t quite replicate my child hood memories. Unlike candy, comics and soda which were purchased in a small corner store, the best way to buy ice cream was from the ice cream man. Who doesn’t remember running to their mother for a nickel or dime to buy a frozen treat when they heard the clang of the bell as the big white truck circled the neighborhood? When I was a kid, the ice cream truck did not have a serving window like they do now. Instead the truck was divided into multiple freezer units loaded with dry ice( I assume). Depending upon what you ordered the ice cream man would open each door which was held closed with a giant latch. Nothing beat the quick burst of cold on a hot summer’s day as the door was opened to reveal dozens of tasty treats. I was always fascinated by the little change maker on his belt. It was a metal device which clipped to his belt. It had four little cylinders from which he could dispense coins with the flip of a small lever.
I don’t know if ice cream trucks patrol neighborhoods any more or just sit at ball parks and beaches waiting for customers. I think I’ll go buy a bell and push our freezer around the block. Anyone have a 10,000 foot extension cord?