A Plea for the Driver— Almonte Gazette 1903
Gilbert Moir in his Almonte hardware store c1900– Photo-Almonte.com
Complaints are sometimes made of the unreasonable habit many people have of shopping late on Saturday nights on which night there is no set time for closing. Now most business
places .close at about ten o’clock, when the clerks are free. But not so the deliveryman, people leave orders right up to ten o’clock and it is often much later when the faithful
carrier of parcels completes his work for the night. If shoppers would only see it that way, it is just as easy to make their purchases before eight o’clock Saturday night as it is to make them an hour or two later. Have a thought of the deliveryman when you shop next Saturday.
James Robertson’s Almonte store- Photo-Almonte.com
Mary Ann Bannon Robertson sent me this photo but Donovan Hastie was the originator of the photo– the picture of the fellow riding the horse and wagon and I am sure that it is my Grandfather Osie Hastie. He would have been about 16 then.
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