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Old 05-09-2016, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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RIP Mr. Softee

That would be a great slogan for Viagra.

Mick
And for musical accompaniment:


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5gV-kTMGUwI
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Old 05-11-2016, 08:46 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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We got chased by the ice cream man after trying to hich a ride on the back of the truck once.

In addition to the various ice cream trucks, our particular 'hood in northeast Baltimore had Will who drove a dilapidated little truck from which he sold sno-balls which were cups of shaved/crushed ice doused with your choice of 20-30 different sickly sweet syrups. Reason I mention his name is that this goofball called everyone else "Will," even the housewives!! But I digress.


As his truck crawled thru the back alleys of the 'hood, five juvies would ride along on the back bumper, holding precariously to a ledge at the top of the truck. He begged and pleaded for them to stop, explaining that his insurance wouldn't cover their injuries. Naturally they ignored him. He asked one housewife customer, "Aw Will, do me a favor and call the cops on these thugs."


When hitching these rides thru the back alleys became boring, they started bouncing up and down and you could hear the bottles of syrup clinking inside. He stopped the truck every few feet to chase them, finally slamming his brakes whereupon all the bottles fell on the floor. CRASH! They got back on the bumper and by this time he was really PO'd tearing thru the alleys and entering a main drag, going as fast as that ol' truck would go.


About a mile away from the 'hood, he made a sharp turn onto another main drag at high speed and the guy on the extreme right of the bumper flew off and got pretty well scraped up, but he said it was worth it. Poor ol' Will never returned after that night.
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Old 05-12-2016, 02:24 PM
 
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I have three dogs that make Mr. Softees in the backyard.

How much do you sell them for?
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Old 05-12-2016, 02:31 PM
 
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In addition to the various ice cream trucks, our particular 'hood in northeast Baltimore had Will who drove a dilapidated little truck from which he sold sno-balls which were cups of shaved/crushed ice doused with your choice of 20-30 different sickly sweet syrups. Reason I mention his name is that this goofball called everyone else "Will," even the housewives!! But I digress.


As his truck crawled thru the back alleys of the 'hood, five juvies would ride along on the back bumper, holding precariously to a ledge at the top of the truck. He begged and pleaded for them to stop, explaining that his insurance wouldn't cover their injuries. Naturally they ignored him. He asked one housewife customer, "Aw Will, do me a favor and call the cops on these thugs."


When hitching these rides thru the back alleys became boring, they started bouncing up and down and you could hear the bottles of syrup clinking inside. He stopped the truck every few feet to chase them, finally slamming his brakes whereupon all the bottles fell on the floor. CRASH! They got back on the bumper and by this time he was really PO'd tearing thru the alleys and entering a main drag, going as fast as that ol' truck would go.


About a mile away from the 'hood, he made a sharp turn onto another main drag at high speed and the guy on the extreme right of the bumper flew off and got pretty well scraped up, but he said it was worth it. Poor ol' Will never returned after that night.

I like to browse the "for sale --> business" listings on Craigslist, as they are entertaining and informative. The variety of B2B products available is truly amazing, and a great endorsement of capitalism.

One of my recent discoveries - someone was selling a Sno-Cone machine and included a volume of syrup - is that the "sickly sweet syrups" are 6x concentrated - no wonder they're sickly sweet.
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Old 05-12-2016, 04:24 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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South Jamaica Queens, summers of the 70's ***sigh****

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Woodside, NY

1980s

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Brooklyn, NY late '60s/Long Island 70's. Sprinkles for everyone today... even if your not a winner!!
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South Ozone Pk, a few years earlier. That big *sigh* goes for me too. It has gone by too fast.
Woodhaven Late 70s early 80s. Great memories.

The ice cream truck still comes around out on Long Island. Not sure if it is Mr Softee, Good Humor or something else. Whatever it is, I am going to get myself a nice vanilla cone next time I hear it!
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Old 05-13-2016, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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Woodhaven Late 70s early 80s. Great memories.

The ice cream truck still comes around out on Long Island. Not sure if it is Mr Softee, Good Humor or something else. Whatever it is, I am going to get myself a nice vanilla cone next time I hear it!
Something else would most probably be illegal immigrants.
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