A joy of summer- The ice cream truck!


Sunday was the longest day of the year. Summer is officially here. Today is Tuesday and I know that summer is here because I am sitting at my desk¬† working away. Answering my mobile phone, my office phone and even my blackberry phone . Everyone is trying to find a vacation rental home for 4th of July weekend. The price of gas hasn’t affected our travel one bit- at least not for this weekend!


Those of you reading this who’ve already secured your home are to be congratulated! There are dozens of less fortunate folks who did not have the planning skill that you’ve exhibited who are extremely disappointed because they are not going to be able to stay at a Mermaid Cottage this holiday weekend! AND will miss seeing our fabulous 4th of July fireworks show on the beach!

But back to my purpose for writing…. I’m sitting here working and then I heard the sound. I am a child of the suburbs, but my urban friends have told me the same sound played in their streets while growing up. Baby Boomers ( like me) Gen X and even Gen Y know this sound. The ice cream truck jingle!

We actually had an ice cream truck on the island today! Right down Chatham Ave she drove! But she was too fast and I was too slow and couldn’t get out of my seat, and on the street fast enough to buy a dreamcycle or drumstick… Go to these websites and listen to some of the ice cream truck sounds! Great summer fun! http://www.songsforicecreamtrucks.com/ http://www.icecreamtrucks.com/ http://www.sweetpetesicecream.com/

Hopefully she’ll be back tommorrow with that happy sound playing!