Friday, May 29, 2009


I was leaving the train station on what I think was the last sunny day New York will ever see, when I heard the official start of summer. Forget Memorial Day; the first notes of the ice cream truck jingle are the beginning of the season.
No one really knows the history of the ice cream truck, though the ice cream wagon was mentioned in newspapers as early as the 1820s.
Nothing like Mister Softee to make you wax nostalgic about the good old days of chasing down the truck. Eddie Murphy has the best take on it.

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