Bringing Back the Milkman!

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Bringing Back the Milkman!

Post by Moops » Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:35 pm

As a child growing up in the Okanagan, I remember our family getting our milk delivered to our door. It's one of those things that you think is well & truly in the past ... but sometimes a good thing is reinvented!

Kamloops residents can experience that retro feeling with a family run business called Kamloops Dairy Delivery. I can see it being a welcome service for seniors and families with children.

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Re: Bringing Back the Milkman!

Post by RhB_HJ » Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:58 pm

Pretty good, but far removed from the days of yore!

My dad was a milkman i.e. my parents ran one of those combo groceries/dairy stores. Way back then (60+ years ago) my dad was still delivering milk using a push cart, the milk was in one of the large milk cans (40 liters) and was laddled out in 1/2 liter or 1 liter measures. Refrigeration on the tour? Nope! Along for the ride was butter (table and cooking) in 100gr and 200gr packaged blocks, also table cream.
I also had the "pleasure" of helping on the tours, not to mention re-stocking the grocery shelves moving 110Lbs, sacks of potatoes and delivering orders. In a cane handbasket. Back then I had never heard the expression "Going to hell in a handbasket", but trust me, I know exactly where that one comes from.
:wink :)

My dad was very disappointed when I decided to make an apprenticeship in a tool and die shop.

BTW at a recent surplus book sale my equal half discovered a book chronicling the great moments of the 20th century from the Swiss perspective. Oh dear. what a reminder some of that stuff is!



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Re: Bringing Back the Milkman!

Post by Moops » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:21 am

Thanks for sharing your memories of days gone by. I'm sure the modern day milk run is far different from yesteryear ... and judging from after what you've described, thankfully!!


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