Yes, wasn't it different? We had milk delivered in glass bottles, and fresh bread, too. Sometimes the whole family would walk to a Dairy Queen for cones. And traveling amusement parks would bring rides to the neighborhood; the Whip, and also pony rides.Lordy, I hadn't thought about that ice cream truck in forever!! I remember when we would hear it as kids we would all run home and try to get money from our Mamas. That was a big thing in the 50s and 60s.
The world was so different back then. There were all sorts of people that came on a regular basis to the neighborhood. Along with a milkman that just came in the back door and put the milk in the fridge we had a man that came by twice a month and sharpened knives and scissors, a seafood truck, Schwan that delivered frozen foods, AND then a plethora of door to door salesmen selling everything in the world. The newspapers were delivered twice a day by young boys on bicycles.