Some things just stop you in your tracks – especially with something so dear to my heart. My late Dad was Production Manager at Peter’s Ice Cream and amongst other treats he was the inventor of the Drumstick.
In the Geelong Advertiser Thursday 11 February 1915 I read this disturbing news:
Authority was given to the city inspector yesterday to prevent the sale of ice cream from carts on Sundays
This council decision followed complaints from Sunday school authorities and “other people”.
I have trouble comprehending this – I grew up surrounded by ice cream! The photo above is my Dad driving the “ice cream block” in a parade! You can read more about him in my blog ‘History: the men in my life’.
And you’ll find even more on my Memories Pinterest board.
Th ed Drummers in our famy thank your Dad
My brother and I jealously guarded our Dad’s inventions but once they passed official market research [me and my brother] and hit the open market, we were happy to brag! I chat to him regularly as I know he is always watching over me – I’ll pass on your thanks!
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