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Old 12-24-2013, 07:25 AM   #11
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We would follow the Ice truck on our bikes until the driver would finally give us some (Ice chips). When he told us that it caused (Polio) we stopped asking! (50s) Youroo!!
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Old 12-24-2013, 07:44 AM   #12
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Who had $1.00 to spend on ice, it was always 25 or 50 cents worth.
The 25,50,75 & 100 represented the pounds you wanted, not the price. I have no idea what the cost was as it wasn't my concern. I think we got an electric refrigerator in 1945 or 46.
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snow ice cream brings back lots of good memories
In the late 50's and early 60's, we had to wait until the SECOND snowfall, figuring that all the radioactive fallout in the atmosphere would have been brought down and disposed of by the first snowfall. Go figure.
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Being born in 1967 (post caveman days). I can't recall milkmen, icemen, or such around these parts.

I do remember using/seeing telephone exchange names on phone numbers, like FAirfax 5440...............on a rotary dial phone (which were heavy enough to substitute for a boat anchor). I can remember our rich neighbors getting a touch-tone phone.

I also remember that when you bought a 26 inch television, you had it delivered, as it took several men to move it.
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'Watch out where the huskies go....and don't you eat that yellow snow'.
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Old 12-24-2013, 01:37 PM   #16
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In the late 50's and early 60's, we had to wait until the SECOND snowfall, figuring that all the radioactive fallout in the atmosphere would have been brought down and disposed of by the first snowfall. Go figure.
Being raised in upstate NY, I should probably know,but how do you make snow ice cream?
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Being born in 1967 (post caveman days). I can't recall milkmen, icemen, or such around these parts.

I do remember using/seeing telephone exchange names on phone numbers, like FAirfax 5440...............on a rotary dial phone (which were heavy enough to substitute for a boat anchor). I can remember our rich neighbors getting a touch-tone phone.

I also remember that when you bought a 26 inch television, you had it delivered, as it took several men to move it.
My family lived in what I'll call a "semi- country" area of upstate NY South of Rochester and I remember a man who had a big Chevy truck with a wooden body that he peddled groceries from. The thing was painted red and had numerous compartments,shelves,etc. containing canned goods,bread,vegetables,pastries and several other types of food - everything but perishables IIRC.

I wish I had taken pictures of it.
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The 25,50,75 & 100 represented the pounds you wanted, not the price. I have no idea what the cost was as it wasn't my concern. I think we got an electric refrigerator in 1945 or 46.

Jimmy our local iceman used to charge 25, 50 or 75 cents depending on the
size of the block he would deliver, granted this was in brooklyn, ny in the 40's.
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Jimmy our local iceman used to charge 25, 50 or 75 cents depending on the
size of the block he would deliver, granted this was in brooklyn, ny in the 40's.
We lived in Trenton, MO and the numbers were weight of the block of ice he would deliver as noted previously.
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