In addition to the Merry-go-round on the back of a truck, and the Ice Cream Man, both mentioned here...there were others who walked the streets and became part of our memories. Not just in Pittsburgh, but surely in the good old days. I can remember sitting on the porch steps...waiting for: The man who came with a pony and cowboy outfits and took pictures. The ice truck...that we all followed up the street, to pick up pieces of ice that fell off. The umbrella man...yes, we used to fix our umbrellas, not throw them out. The scissor/knife sharpener man on his funny looking bicycle. The vegetable and fruit carts the farmers brought around..and we always hoped they would give us a free piece of fruit, but it never happened. The coal trucks in the winter that delivered coal down those metal shutes through the little windows into our cellars. Any other memories of the people who roamed the streets selling their services and whares, and who sometimes brought us fun...and sometimes were frightening to us as little children?
Posted on: Sat, 08 Mar 2014 02:13:18 +0000
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