Amazon in their logo shows an arrow under the word. I was sitting in the Dr. office and with my Kindle Fire to continue reading Rick Watson’s book after they called Sherry. I looked down at the cover and realized the arrow starts at the A and ends under the Z. It HIT me then, that is on purpose, Amazon from A to Z. (Yeah I am a slow learner!)
Then I got to thinking. I was fished into one of Amazon's programs called Prime. I joined partially by mistake. But I joined. As a prime member some products they guarantee two day delivery. I received the little freezer (still working great) in two days.
Lately for some reason I have been a little nostalgic, I was thinking about deliveries.
The first thing that comes to mind is milk. In large mouth jars with a cardboard stopper. It was pretty with the neck of the jar being cream. It must have been a daily thing or maybe M_W_F set up. I just know early in the morning, there it was sitting by the door.
Ice was the second thing I remember being delivered. Most families back then had an Ice Box. Mama had a card that went in the window to tell the Ice man how many pounds she wanted.
(It was delivered right to the ice box, even if you weren’t home, no doors were locked.)
The number of pounds she wanted was turned up. I loved to see the iceman use that pick to get the 25lb and 50lb blocks off the huge hunk of Ice. He let the kids get the chips that flew. Those tongs amazed me, he hooked them in the ice and could carry the hunk with one handle. It looked sorta like magic to me.
Kerosene delivery only two or three times a year. Another fun one. It was interesting to me. I liked to stand and watch the meter as numbers flew around recording the gallons and tenths being delivered.
Daddy sometimes picked up the groceries, but most times mama called her grocery order in or I took the list to the grocery store on my bike and left it. The owner would say,”Tell you mama one of the boys will have it at your house this afternoon. (Now that was faster than Amazon!)
The world has changed but in many ways it is the same, life depends on deliveries. EVEN CHILDREN! (Especially the Grands and Great Grands.)
I forgot mail deliveries, still important, but now some are delivered electronically, like this one.