In my parts, Rum Raisin was also referred to as "Frozen Pudding." For the life of me, I don't know why.
Good free hand drawing, by the way.
Yeah, but you also called the ice cream truck the Pony Boy!
Indeed, it was called the Pony Boy amongst me and my friends. Maybe JS can weigh in on this, as I didn't grown up far from the RI border.
I grew up a mere 2 hours from the RI border (heh), and there were no Ponies or Boys to speak of. Only ice cream and men.
Pony boy? No. Wait.... okay, definitely no.
Maybe the ice cream man in that neighborhood had a ponytail or something. I can't think of any other explanation.
Well, we couldn't have been the only ones saying it, as S.E. Hinton named one of her characters "Pony Boy." His brothers' names were Dairy and Soda Pop. It just follows suit. Ok, I've just done some research and this makes complete sense now. Acushnet, a neighboring town to New Bedford, was home to "Pony Boy Ice Cream." This company must have sent the ice cream trucks out to we kids at East Beach. The one thing that doesn't make sense is that Se. E. Hinton grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Maybe Pony Boy distributed its ice cream all over.
ohhh, okay. So it's like when we'd get the "Blue Sky Bar" truck. Or the classic "Good Humor" truck. I actually have fonder memories of Blue Sky Bar truck. Was there an actual Blue Sky Bar? Why did it say that on the top? Either way, the ice cream truck ruled. So exciting.
Even crazier still. Pony Boy Ice Cream is also known as White's Dairy Farm. This farm was loitered often by me and my friends. We accessed it through the woods at the bottom of my parents' dead end street. White's Dairy Farm competed with Frate's Dairy - famous huge milk bottle style ice cream joint at the top of my street. And they served all the old people flavors you listed. NUTS![Sorry to use your comments section for all this useless information memory lane biz. Jere started it.]
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