Wow… I just stumbled across this page! What a trip- back in time.. Yep.. I, too, grew up in Fresh Meadows… right near the old Food Fair… there sure were 3 ice cream trucks… Vito drove the Bungalow Bar truck… (tastes like tar, the more you eat it, the sicker you are!).. We liked Vito, he gave out ice cream sticks, the Good Humor guy didn’t! But, he had the ‘premium’ ice cream bars with the chocololate ‘bar’ in the middle! There was also the Chow Chow Cup, Mister Softee, later on Hoodie (late comer ice-cream!)… and, the knife sharpener… the rides… (whip!) and.. Thursdays,Ciro the Fish man… who, I found ten years later, repainted his truck to sell hot dogs by Francis Lewis HS! (ice got to his hands!!!)…. What else- egg creams.. well, you can’t really make ’em right unless you have Fox’s U-bet!Ahhhhhhh.. the school yard at PS26! Anyone here got a Pensy Pinky?
Original author: Vinnie Rinaldi [e-mail]