Saturday, May 08, 2010

The Milk Man and his Horse-Drawn Wagon

When I wrote the other day about the garbage  men and their horse drawn wagon, my sister pointed out another of the those with wagons - the 'rag men.'   She was right about that.  The 'rag man' would yell out such calls as, "Rags, papers, clothing, . . ."  Another with the horse drawn wagons was the milk man.  Very few people didn't have milk delivered to their house.  The milk was generally put in the 'milk box' that had a door on the outside and another on the inside.

The brains of the operation was not the milk man but it was the horse.  The horse knew the route by heart.  How he did it, I don't know, but he did.  The milk man never said a thing but the horse would only stop at houses that were on the route. Today not only does the horse drawn wagon not deliver milk to our houses, nobody delivers it. We drive to the supermarket.

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