Date: Mon, 2 Oct 1995 09:45:15 EDT From: David Bergdahl Subject: icebox Ohio University Electronic Communication Date: 02-Oct-1995 09:36am EST To: Remote Addressee ( _MX%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UGA.CC.UGA.EDU ) From: David Bergdahl Dept: English BERGDAHL Tel No: (614) 593-2783 Subject: icebox b. 1940 Brooklyn, lived on Long Island since '42: we had an icebox until the early 50's; the iceman came regularly just as the milk- and breadman did. I remember added the water to my fish tanks (NEVER acquaria!) in the winter when evaporation was a problem. Maybe the variable in this discussion that's been overlooked is the size of the urban area. The iceman came until it was economically impractical to do so, so that smaller places "lost" their iceboxes before larger ones. No one I knew went down to the river and cut blocks of ice: it had to be delivered to a warehouse & stored all summer in sawdust. In all probability the NYC area had ice from upstate or NE rather than the Hudson anyway. Anyway, what I'm reading on the list the last few days is that "iceboxes" can be remembered by people in their 50's in NY but only as hearsay from grandparentsin other places. BERGDAHL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OUVAXA.CATS.OHIOU.EDU David Bergdahl Ohio University/Athens "Where Appalachia meets the Midwest" Received: 02-Oct-1995 09:45am