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I: Ice Boxes
A popular item in days from the past, the old time ‘ice box’ was a vital part of each kitchen. Replaced by the newfangled refrigerators that began to be introduced in the 1930’s, the ice box, along with the popular ice man was gradually displaced to a mention in history.
My mother, born in 1936, has early memories of the ice box the Jones’ family had in Glendora. She remembers the weekly visits of the ice man, delivering the huge block of ice to the house.
Can you imagine the mess from the slowly melting block of ice? The problems if you missed a delivery? The food that spoiled from not staying cold enough. My goodness, and we whine if our electricity goes out for several hours, or the light bulb goes out in the refrigerator.
I do believe that this newfangled living has spoiled us!