Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Delivery Time

From Mick Melvin:


My wife suggested I go take some pictures of an old milk truck she spied in Farmington, CT. We took the trip down Route 4 to Farmington Miniature Golf and Ice Cream Parlor. I played miniature golf with my wife and niece about two years earlier and didn't even notice the truck. I don't know how I could have missed the bright orange truck parked outside of the parlor, but I did miss it. The truck is evidently decorated during various holidays. When we first saw it, it had a lighted shamrock sign attached to the side.


I'm glad she suggested going to this spot. I was instantly transported to an earlier time. I actually remember milk being delivered to my house in Pennsylvania from the Becthel's Dairy. I still remember anticipating delivery day. I loved going out to the porch and retrieving the glass bottles from the box when it was my turn.


The orange A.C. Petersen milk truck is definitely more colorful than the plain white Becthel's milk truck, but I'm sure if I ever see a Becthel's truck, I will have the same nostalgic feeling. I have no idea how long this orange truck has been parked in front of the ice cream parlor, but I do know that as long as it's parked there, it will bring many of us back to what seemed to be a simpler time.


  1. They sell AC Petersen Farm's Ice Cream in the Ice Cream parlor there. Evidently the owners saw this old truck rusting away at the old ACP Farm in Bloomfield so they bought it to display it in the lot of the mini golf venue. JBT

  2. Hey, thanks for the info, JBT!

  3. Excellent! We need to add that as an update. Thank you, JBT.