Contact Us

Ice Cream Truck Reminds Me of My Youth

Ice Cream Truck
Ice Cream Truck

On Saturday (Aug. 24), saw and heard something that I haven’t seen or heard in a long time: the sound of an ice cream truck coming into the neighborhood. It reminded me of my youth, living in Germany, where after school I would keep my allowance and spend it on ice cream or candy. We had a special name for the truck and the server that we’d see each day: The Goomi Man. I think it came from the fact he not only served ice cream, but also Gummi Bears and other great sweets.

My brother and I would keep every penny we’d find or earn just to get the tasty sweets they’d serve each day. My favorite was Spaghettieis. The best way I could describe it is a mountain of ice cream shaped like spaghetti. To this day, it is still my favorite type of ice cream.

I don’t think my kids quite get the concept of the ice cream truck. They still believe to get ice cream you just go to the store or Baskin Robbins or Dairy Queen or Russell Stovers. Earlier this summer, they heard the ice cream truck and asked, “What’s that?” They heard the music playing about two blocks away and didn’t know what it was. I didn’t see it stop then, but this weekend I did.

The truck stopped in front of my house and some neighborhood children got some ice cream. By the time I found my wallet and cash, it was gone. I think I’ll start saving up some cash and coins to get some from the truck the next time they come around.

I have to admit, it was nice to hear the music from the ice cream truck that reminded me of my youth, even if I didn’t get some ice cream on this go-around.

Best of KXKX

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.