I wonder how many people even know of a mom and pop ice cream shop anymore.
All I know, is I enjoyed a really good one as a kid.
My dad would take me and my sister there as a treat on occasion, and we really loved it during the summer time, in particular. We might go to an early dinner and then see a movie and then end the evening at the ice cream shop. I distinctly remember that the ice cream shop had an air conditioner unit that could stand up to the worst of the summer weather. It got to the point where the three of us fully anticipated tha fresh cool breeze from the A/C as soon as we opened up the jingling doors and walked inside. The ice cream shop itself was rather small with only a few tables for seating. I remember seeing the air conditioner unit mounted on the wall. Even as a kid I could tell it was its own complete system and I marveled at how well it was able to keep the whole store nice and cool. Later on in life, I discovered just what that air conditioner unit was called. It was a ductless mini split air conditioner. Me and my wife ended up getting one for a room add on to our house. The air conditioner unit was just as effective in that room as I remembered it was in the ice cream shop many years before. It’s a funny little memory, but I miss that place.