Friday was kind of a bad news day for me and I was feeling a little out of sorts when I went out in the evening to water a planter on the porch. A few moments after I went out I began to hear that tinkling calliope sounding music that signals the nearness of an ice cream truck. I love a lot of things about summer....the beautiful warm breezes, blooming flowers, little girls in summer dresses, but there is nothing that expresses the quintessential personality of summer to me more than the sound of an ice cream truck.
Just hearing that sound immediately took my mind away from the news of the day and back to the times when I was a little girl waiting with coins in my hand for the ice cream truck to come down my street, and to my own children, waiting with what by then had to be dollars, for the music to come closer. My spirit was lifted, at least for a time, by that tinny, tinkling sound.
Ice cream trucks come in many shapes and sizes,
lots of colors,
and, apparently, lifestyles.
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