Today on the tray: Ice cream

tall ice cream coneJuly 21 is National Ice Cream Day.

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July as National Ice Cream Month. He also established National Ice Cream Day as the third Sunday in the month.

Annie Oakley book cover
Gail Davis as Annie Oakley

But it doesn’t matter whether you’re a gun-toting Republican or a Ben & Jerry’s liberal—everyone can enjoy this delicious treat (unless you are lactose intolerant).

Just ask Annie Oakley. When she’s not out shooting her rifle, she’s enjoying Carnation ice cream. This classic commercial features characters from the Annie Oakley TV show: Annie Oakley (Gail Davis) and Tagg (Jimmy Hawkins).

Carnation ice cream commercial, Annie Oakley cast (1950s)

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