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January 25, 2014

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I remember the long lasting but very screechy brakes. As I recall the driver had a single pedal that was a throttle when pushed and applied the brakes when they lifted their foot. This enabled them to jump from a slowly moving truck. People today think UPS drivers are fast movers.

You do recall that these trucks weren't refrigerated. They carried a whole bunch of chipped ice to keep the products cools.

As kids, we would chase the trucks and ask the driver for some ice. He'd (it was always a he) give us some using, my God, his bare hands. Ice from the filthy racks of that old truck given to us by a bare handed driver...and...we'd...eat it. It's really a wonder that we didn't die.

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