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Ice Cream

2006-04-04 18:32:47.687976+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Pushed by this entry over at Sgt Stryker's Daily Briefing about having a first flight in a Stearman in 1962 for "a penny a pound", I found the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Consumer Price Index calculator. I'm not convinced. Back in 1984 there was an ice cream shop in Newtown Connecticut that ended up on the tail end of many of my bike rides. I believe that for $.35 you could get a soft-serve cone, and I think that for $.75 you could get a soft-serve cone big enough that I, a sixteen year old who'd just burned a thousand or two calories, had trouble getting through it.

Can you get a small soft-serve cone anywhere nowadays for $.70?

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-04-04 21:11:35.797963+00 by: markd

Western Pennsylvania is littered with mom-and-pop soft-serve places. Small cones are frequently in that price range. And the large cones frighten my arteries too much to contemplate.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-04-05 01:53:52.447858+00 by: ebradway

I know there is a place in Albany, Vermont, that I'm sure has been a serious contribution to my Uncle's bypass-surgery needs... The challenge there was to try to eat it all before it melted - consumption speed limited by brain-freeze.