Put enough miles on your car driving around this state and you'll see a variant of these little family run crunched ice eateries on just about every Main Street in just about every small town in Oklahoma.
I think ours is one of the classier establishments of this summer seasonal cool treat industry. It has an actual cement foundation, a roof, sealed sliding service window, wall mounted A/C unit (no one likes to buy a snow cone from a sweaty snow cone maker), city power (those gas generators are pretty loud), and a menu board that is printed instead of handwritten by the owner's 4th grade remedial speller.
Others I've spotted in various small towns near and far included the following:
They also included a flavor which was obviously named after their daughter, Caster (Vanilla and Strawberry Cheesecake).
Wonder if they had had a son, would they have named him Camber...or Toe-In.
Sorry, car guy inside joke. Move along.
Wow! You guys really have an e-leet snocone stand!! I wanna come live in your town!!
Actually my husband will stop at all snocone stands and buy the biggest one they got! In rainbow colors!
There is a permanent [permanent in the summer anyway] stand a little ways from here, very similar to what you have. Our own little piece of snocone heaven!!
I've read your blog for quite a while but just had to finally comment. I am a small town OK girl (transplanted to MI, still an Oklahoman at heart) and I had to laugh at your list of musts for the towns. You have it down to a T - especially the abandoned FotoHut. Thanks for the laugh - and the memories!
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