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Re: Pushcarts on Blake Avenue


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Posted by Nate Goldman on Sunday, September 8th 2019:

In Reply to: Pushcarts on Blake Avenue posted by Harold on Wednesday, September 4th 2019:

I don't remember the pushcarts, although I've seen photos of them. On Westminster Road, during the 1950's, and possibly the early 1960's, there were no pushcarts,but there were some merchants who used to have a cart pulled by a horse; the guy would be yelling "hey-peaches and tomatoes". He would sell the produce from his cart. I don't know how many customers he had. In addition to his horse drawn cart, there were other merchants who would come around with a truck to sharpen kitchen utensils. We also had merchants who would come around with trucks full of soft drinks (i.e. seltzer, soda, chocolate syrup); last, there were also merchants who would deliver eggs, and milk. Those milk bottles were made out of glass, and I remember hearing the milkman clanging the bottles. Last, there was the laundry man, who would service laundry, such as shirts.

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