Milkman

@Anne18 (11036)
December 11, 2008 6:50am CST
Does the milk man deliver milk to your door? The milk man these days brings so much more to the door than milk, ie juice, bread, eggs etc. Do you have any of these delivered from your milk man, or anything different delivered with your milk? We drink so much milk in our house it would be far too costly to have the milkman bring milk to the door. We used to have a milkman when we were children.
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
11 Dec 08
We don't have milk men where I live well unless you call my husband the milk man
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@busyB4 (875)
• United States
12 Dec 08
I didn't know that anyone had the milkman anymore! We did when I was a child and it was so nice to have it right there at the door. I haven't seen that in years!! It is a fond memory though
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@oldboy46 (2133)
• Australia
11 Dec 08
Gee it would be at least 30 ears since the milkman delivered in most places in Australia or certainly in the towns and cities. Yes there are some areas where the milkman still does deliver and that is to the outlying areas where many farms are. They also deliver bread and sometimes juice and butter as well. The deliveries are often made only once a week but for people who live in or close toa city or town, milk is readily available on supermarkets, delicatessans and the corner store. The only other instances where I know that milk is delivered is when the mail is also deliverred to some of the outlying areas. It is actually the mailman who delivers to the farmers and whatever it is that they need, he takes when be delivers their mail. That would usually be 2 or 3 days a week, depending on the distance from the town. Yes milk is good for us and the best of all is that these days there is so much variety. That means we can drink a decent amount of milk and if it is reduced fat so much the better. As a matter of interest when we do our big shop every couple of months, we also buy some milk which we freeze.
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@bbsr13 (4199)
• India
11 Dec 08
Hello,Anne! Our milk lady supply us the required milk every morning.Another man comes to supply breads and cakes.Sometimes some people come to sell vegetables and fruits.We purchase our required commodities from them often.thanx.
@gemini_rose (16194)
11 Dec 08
Yeah we have a milkman he comes about three times a week. We have a lot of milk too, I have 3 four pints delivered three times a week and then I buy another two four pints as well! It is more expensive to have it delivered but it just makes it easier with having to have so much milk!
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
11 Dec 08
We always lived in the country when I was growing up and for several years after I got married. So we never had a milkman to deliver the milk. My folks usually had their own milk cows and sold cream to a dairy in town. The only time I knew there was such a thing was when I visited mt aunt in Arizona in the 50s and from seeing them in the movies. So no we don't have milk delivered to our house. it would make the milk too expensive. I don't believe that there are any milkmen here in the United States any more. There is a company that will deliver some frozen food from door To door. It's the Swans company I believe. They are too expensive for us to buy from them.
@teka44 (3425)
• Brazil
11 Dec 08
Hi Anne. No, we don't have milkman anymore. We buy the milk at market once a week. We buy enough milk to have it all the week. I miss the milkman that we had in my childhood and I don't know if in some where it still existing. When I was a child we had milkman, greengroser and baker all these at our door. Good days! I really miss it. Have a nice day Anne.
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@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
11 Dec 08
We don't really have a milkman here. We just buy our milk in the groceries. But it'll be cool though if there's a milkman...that'll be nice...
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@SuzyLong (775)
11 Dec 08
We don't have a milk man anymore. I think the last time I had a milk man was when I was about 8 or 9. We just make sure we buy enough milk for the whole week when we go the shopping. I buy 2 pint bags of milk as they don't go off as quickly because it's not a big jug that's going to go off.
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• Philippines
11 Dec 08
in our country we don't have milkman but our pediatrician recommend us to drink milk in order to have strong bones, because that is what we all need strong bones! Happy mylotting!
@savypat (20248)
• United States
11 Dec 08
Where do you live? We don't have a milk delivery to the door anymore, haven't had one in forty years. I did when my kids were tiny we drank about 4 gallons a week at that time. I think toward the end of service he started to bring other product also.
@Anne18 (11036)
11 Dec 08
I live in England
• United States
11 Dec 08
There is a company that is revitalizing oldfashioned milk delivery though we do not partake in that service. There was no milk man around when I was a kid that I know of. The only other service I know that does more than milk is the Schwans guy and they do mainlyf frozen items a lil on the gourmet side and a bit pricey but not outragious or anything. My mom used to buy things from them once her mobility went down hill.
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• India
11 Dec 08
no ma milkman jus delivers milk...sad... lol... thnks
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• Australia
12 Dec 08
Milkman? I remember the milkman. I think. The last time I saw a milkman I was still in short pants, and I used to try to be up early enough so I could run out and pat his horse, which was called Daisy (my nickname then, thanks to a stuck-up pommie sheila called Philipa, who couldn't stand someone else in the group having the same name, sort of) and wore a straw hat. I think I realised that the world as I knew it was changing beyond recall when he traded Daisy in for a white truck. Not long after that we got town sewage, and then the night cart stopped calling by, and the milkman disappeared not long after. The last straw was when they stopped putting milk in bottles. Ah, nostalgia. Lash
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@sharra1 (6344)
• Australia
12 Dec 08
Yes I remember it too but I think it stopped fairly early in my childhood. I used to love the horses, they were so gentle and so well trained. Sometimes I would wake up early enough to go out and pat the horse but being a girl I was not supposed to. Still the milk had to be brought in before the birds got the cream. I had forgotten all about that. It is a lovely memory.
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@mjhicks (319)
• United States
13 Dec 08
We haven't had milk delivery in my area since I was in grade school. Back then delivery was two or three times a week. I don't remember what it cost. He came in the dark early morning hours. The milk came in half gallon glass jars with paper caps sealed with a foil strip you had to peel off. If you ordered two or more jars the milkman left them in a wire basket. With 5 kids we usually got 4 jars at least twice a week. On delivery days we would put the wire basket with jars out on the front porch with a note saying only 2 today or ring the bell for payment. Thanks for the almost forty year trip down memory lane.
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@riyasam (16582)
• India
13 Dec 08
some amount of milk is delivered daily at our place by the milkman.he does of course charge a fee.we do need a lot of milk.our kids mostly survive on milk..thr rest we buy it from the local diary shop.
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• Italy
13 Dec 08
We still have milkman in our country and they used motorbikes to deliver the milk from door to door. They dont carry other things like bread, eggs or something like that they dont charge any additional charges for home delivery. Milk is provided on the same market price but its difficult here to get pure milk, they used to mix water to increase the quantity for money and you have to use it coz everywhere in the area is same situation.
@tjburcham (690)
• United States
13 Dec 08
My father in law was the last home delivery man in his town. I wish that I still had the newspaper article about him. His customers were great to him at Christmas time, lots of home made goodies. It was great to be able to step out to his truck and grab some milk.
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
13 Dec 08
We don't have milkmen anymore. It is a lovely childhood memory though. The milkman used to leave milk by the door in glass bottles, don't know about you, but we don't have those anymore either. I still think milk in bottles tastes better than in a carton and I used to love opening a new bottle and get to the cream on foil lid. Thanks for this discussion it brings back good memories of another life.
@taface412 (3177)
• United States
13 Dec 08
I wish I could have any of my groceries delivered where I live. If I do not make a detailed shopping list and get everything I need I notice I hve to stop at the store every other day. And usually it is not a big deal, but around the holiday season I try to avoid it. I want a milk man (whine) Have a great day.
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@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
13 Dec 08
Wow! I didn't know that milkmen still existed. Learn something new everyday.
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