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@Retired Legal Secretary I do not recall a milkman but I remember Stanley products and Fuller brush being delivered.  We lived in the delta of Mississippi in the 60's and we purchased milk at our local Sunflower grocer.

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 @chlemma  I remember the monkey that begged for coins. He would put in in a slot and dance. Except he wouldn't dance for a penny!  He would stare and chatter. He really fussed when given a penny, it was better than the dance! 

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@chlemma wrote:

Sure did.  I still say that the milk that was delivered in bottles tasted way better than todays milk in cardboard cartons.  We had a Bond Bread man that once a week would come to the house with a large tray of bread products.  Our produce was obtained from a man who drove a horse-drawn cart and yelled out "produce, fresh produce".  And it was fresh!  He later gave up the horse and had a truck and stopped announcing his arrival lol.  I'm so old I remember the umbrella repair man, the knife sharpener, the ice man, coal man and of course the man with the little monkey who begged for coins.  


 

 

 

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we still have some locally owned grocery stores in our area where you can get milk, chocolate milk, cream, half n half, and egg nog in glass bottles from smaller dairy farms.

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We Did when I was just a small child.   Although they had many offerings Mom only got the milk. with the crdboard caps.  The only other thing I can remember her ever purchasing Was the glass Speed E Whipper manual whipped cream maker.  Still have it. Still works Just had to replace the little white plastic handle.  It is now at least 50 years old and barring incident I can see it lasting 50 years more.

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Our family had the insulated box, Mom's order, money, and glass bottles...the company was Thompson's Dairy, Washington, DC.  Home delivery was available through early 60's. Thompson's Dairy closed 1971.

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Oh wow, the memories!  My grandparents owned a dairy farm in Western PA, and I remember the fun of watching the trucks being loaded for the daily deliveries.

 

And I had forgotten about Charles Chips....loved those!

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@FLYERSGIRL wrote:

I recall that we had milk delivered in the early/mid 60s. Martin Dairy Farms. I would get so excited when my Mom would leave the note for the milkman to include a bottle of chocolate milk!

 

 


@FLYERSGIRL  My Dad worked for Martin's!! He worked in the office and stayed with the company after it was acquired by Lehigh Valley Dairy! 

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We had a milkman, a breadman, a (we called him this) ragman, sold cleaning supplies. My mom also belonged to a shoe club, so they would come and measure our feet for shoes. Our insurance man also came once a month and collect the monthly payment. No wonder my mom never got her license, she didn't need to. No, we were not wealthy, its just how they did things i guess.
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@PA Mom-mom Wow! That is so cool! Most people I know don't remember Martins. I loved their milk and those thick glass bottles.

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@FLYERSGIRL wrote:

@PA Mom-mom Wow! That is so cool! Most people I know don't remember Martins. I loved their milk and those thick glass bottles.


@FLYERSGIRL My dad designed one version of that bottle, and we saved one for each of our children! I can't find a picture at the moment.