Saturday, January 3, 2009

Memories

The Seale-Lily Ice Cream Co. was a regional company located in Jackson, MS.  Not only was their product in stores, but they also operated company owned ice cream stores and soda fountains through out the state.  

In 1939 a store was opened in my home town.   I was 12 years old and was lucky to get a job as a "curb boy".  We served customers like a drive in, hanging trays of ice cream treats on cars.  The pay was $2 a week plus tips.  It was a great job as I got to become friends with all the high school boys and girls when they would all come by on dates.  You always bought your girl a soda.  

The big bonus of this job was the free ice cream from a black guy named " PineApple" who assisted the driver on the truck that bought our ice cream.  He would always toss us a pint as the truck pulled out.  This was a treat one never forgets. 

 I know, that's T. M. I.  So I'll stop for now.   P.S.   Seal-lily no longer exists.   




10 comments:

Tita Moma said...

Love to hear stories about "way back when." Where did you get the picture?

bennie and patsy said...

I love memories and ice cream back then it was a real treat.

deedee said...

I love memory stories! I worked for Meadow Gold for 18 years - ever hear of them? (Elsie the cow - Bordens?)

Winifred said...

That's a nice story. Sad these businesses have gone.

With the passing of Woolworths this Christmas I was just thinking about shops that I remember from my childhood and how few remain now.

deedee said...

Thank you for your prayers - I'll pass them on to his wife, my daughter, and his young daughter, my grand daughter, too.

Andy said...

When I was young, we never bought ice cream at the grocery store, but something called "mellorine." The only ice cream we had was when Mom made it herself with an old crank freezer and rock salt.

I haven't seen mellorine in years and wonder if I'd like it at all. I sure did as a child.

Fred said...

That of which Seale-Lily ice cream reminds me, or should I say, the person of which I am reminded, is Bob Neblett. I remember watching him eating it in a commercial during a WJTV newscast when I once stayed with Peg and Bobba. Being too young to understand at the time, I guess I don't recall first-hand that infamous thing for which Neblett would always be remembered...

Frank Baker said...

I'm sure old Bob ate lots of ice cream, but he also drank lots of something else.

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cath1 said...

Hi Frank! I'm in Tucson, AZ and I'm interviewing a gentleman who worked for Seale-Lily back in the 40's and 50's (it started out here as Elite Ice Cream then slowly changed over). He is now 80 and remembers his 35+ years with the company with fondness. Thanks for the great memories, I will share them with him and I know he'll be delighted!

 

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