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Old 04-29-2016, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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My wife called me Mr. Softee the other night. So, I just popped a blue pill, hummed the Mr. Softee theme song a few times...and was ready to go!
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Heck, I still get excited when I hear an ice cream truck.
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Old 04-29-2016, 08:41 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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RIP Mr Softee, your vision lives on
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Old 04-30-2016, 03:53 AM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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All throughout Brooklyn in the 1990s and 2000s. Mr. Softee was/is definitely still something close to my heart/childhood.

Mr. Softee and Kool Man ice cream trucks hold a very special place in my heart.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WhXo7txmN8
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Old 04-30-2016, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Ice Cream Vans/Trucks were a happy memory for many children the world over. They all had names like Mr Softee or Mr Whippy.

Meet the owner of the longest serving ice cream van in the UK
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, LA
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In my neighborhood when I was a kid, Mr. Softee didn't play tunes, it only had a big "DING". That's how we knew it wasn't the Good Humor Man, his truck had bells on a pull chain (honestly!), "Ching, ching, ching!"

The Good Humor Man only had bars and frozen treats, Mr. Softee had that fabulous soft serve.

When my kids were growing up, same neighborhood (hell, same house!), Mr. Softee never came around. There was an ice cream truck, but it wasn't Good Humor. This one did play the music. Very LOUD music!
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Deep 13
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Old 04-30-2016, 08:02 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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I'm surprised that "Good Humor," "Softee," etc. trucks were still rolling thru Brooklyn, Phila., 'hoods in the 70's to 2000s. Shucks, I didn't see them in Baltimore after the mid-60s and assumed it was because the trucks were getting robbed.
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Old 04-30-2016, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I remember playing outside with the other kids, and how everything stopped and a mad dash ensued to get the ice cream when the tune was heard approaching our street. We got chased by the ice cream man after trying to hich a ride on the back of the truck once. Good memories, simpler times in what at least seemed like a less hostile and divided world.
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Old 04-30-2016, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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^ now there's probably some xbox game that does the same thing. sheesh.
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