Steven C. Barr(x) wrote:
> Well, here in "the Frozen Northland," virtually all houses built between
> the early twenties and the mid-fifties had a two-doored compartment next
> to the rear entrance, where the "milkman" could leave your milk order...
> and you could then reach in, retrieve that and place it in the "icebox"
> (in earlier days, this appliance needed ice...in later days it just
> plugged into a wall socket...). About nine months out of the year, one
> didn't have to worry about the milk spoiling (though in a few cases one
> had to retreive it before it froze solid!). However, the "milkman" (were
> there ever any "Milkladies?") has long since become history!
Along with his horse and the souvenirs he left. Ditto the bread man and the ice
man (mygawd, I'm old!)..