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bodger

Blue tits?

Who remembers having their tin foil bottle tops savaged by blue tits in their quest for the cream from the top of their milk? Come to think of it, who these days still has milk delivered to their door?
I might be wrong about this and Karen might correct me but I don't think that we've ever had a milkman deliver to our door since we got married back in 1980. I do remember when I lived at home with Grandma Bodger having to get the milkman to put flat stones on top of the bottles to prevent the blue menace having it away with our cream though.
Polly

Blue tits?  I don't know I haven't looked Bodger!  
bodger

There's always someone who has to lower the tone of the conversation. Get your circulation sorted out dear.   I was talking real tits,
Seabird

I had milk delivered when I lived in the Midlands, right up to the time I moved here 14 yrs ago. I don't see many milkmen round here now - even though my brother in law used to be one.
Way back in time, when I became pregnant, we used to get vouchers to get 1 pt of milk a day for 6d (2.5P in new money!), and used these towards our milk bill when the milkman came for his money. Guess the milkmen were among the first to know the good news!
Magpies used to make off with the bottle tops along with some local schoolkids who took the whole bottle!
bodger

Do you remember those little glass bottles of milk you used to get at school?
Jonty

bodger wrote:
Do you remember those little glass bottles of milk you used to get at school?


Ahh, the ones they left in the sun in summer and next to the radiator in winter....
12Bore

Jonty wrote:
bodger wrote:
Do you remember those little glass bottles of milk you used to get at school?


Ahh, the ones they left in the sun in summer and next to the radiator in winter....

I preferred the cardboard pyramids, you could throw them farther and they exploded better.


So I believe  
debbie

Jonty wrote:
bodger wrote:
Do you remember those little glass bottles of milk you used to get at school?


Ahh, the ones they left in the sun in summer and next to the radiator in winter....


put me off of milk and milk puddings for life - still can't even have milk in coffee, eat a rice pudding or custard or even have fresh cream the memory is so strong.

There is a regular milkman around here - doesn't deliver to us though - we have an Amber...do see milk bottles with the tops pecked out down in the village though
devonbound

We have milk delivered to our doorstep 3 times aweek and even throught all the snow last year he only missed 1 day, none of those plastic bottles for me.
He usally arrives about 3am but luckily no blue tit invasions so far.
Also remember the school milk bottles.
Border

bodger wrote:
There's always someone who has to lower the tone of the conversation. Get your circulation sorted out dear.   I was talking real tits,


So was polly.  

I can remember them taking all the gold tops before they ever took a silver top.

That really used to wind my old man up.
Rena

bodger wrote:
Do you remember those little glass bottles of milk you used to get at school?


I barely remember those! Must have been when I went to school in a one room schoolhouse-one room for all grades with a fireplace at to back.

Never had milk delivered to home, but have always thought it would be cool! (At least cooler than the milk Debbie spoke of! ewwwwwww-have to have my milk almost frozen!)
Polly

Border wrote:
bodger wrote:
There's always someone who has to lower the tone of the conversation. Get your circulation sorted out dear.   I was talking real tits,


So was polly.  


   
bodger

Rena
I went to Norton Old School, where all the classrooms had a large pot bellied stove as there only means of heating. Its log since been demolished now but there has been a plaque erected where it once stood. It says " Bodger learnt  nuffink Here"
ClaireK

I can remember the birds taking the tops off the milk and my dad shaking each bottle as me and the youngest 2 of my brothers used to fight over who was having the cream off the top.

We have milk delivered to our door three times a week, it saves me having to go to the dreaded supermarket each and every week

Claire
Rena

bodger wrote:
Rena
I went to Norton Old School, where all the classrooms had a large pot bellied stove as there only means of heating. Its log since been demolished now but there has been a plaque erected where it once stood. It says " Bodger learnt  nuffink Here"


.       ours quite possibly had the same fate (demolished) but would bet the plaque would have reference to the kids in our family and a LOT of missing chocolate bars!
sod

When I was at school in Petone which has gone along with the college I went to we had milk in small bottles with cardboard lids that had a hole in centre for straw which when washed was great for making pom poms  with. Ours was in a milk stand with a roof and slatted side  under trees so was cool in summer cold as in winter great as I hate warm milk and things like debbie as Rena said cold is good . When I got older became a town suppy dairy farmer then had milk man releaf job but no milk delivered here now and all milk is in plasic or cardboard even ours from shed to house in plastic bucket, guess I'm milkman again
Rena

sod wrote:
.... guess I'm milkman again


Ha!!!! That's funny! *I* am the 'milkman', and in a stainless steel bucket,  I bring fresh milk to the house daily! And even further, it leaves my house in glass jars too! Not little with cardboard tops, but still!....hehehe...learn somethin' new every day, eh?! (Guess y'all 'ave figured out I wasn't the sharpest pencil in the schoolbox! !! )
avvy

I also got put off milk for the same reason
I also blame school milk for not passing the scholarship, the milk was full of ice and i had to drink it and it gave me a stomach ache for the second part of the exam
Baldybloke

I still have milk delivered here 4 times a week as I try and keep my purchasing of plastic containers to a minimum. Glass bottles are pretty much infinitely reusable. With 4 pints a week on average, the extra cost also isn't that noticable. It is also great to support local businesses as I'm a great believer in 'Use them or lose them'.

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