Last Monday night, before “putting my computer to bed,” I jumped on-line to order from one of hundreds … or rather … thousands of firms that offer on-line ordering for their merchandise.
With all of today’s technology, it’s not even necessary to go to the store anymore. I have discovered that if it is not available on-line, it probably isn’t even being made.
Almost instantly after hitting the “go” button, I had confirmation that my hair gel would soon be on its way. And by golly, Saturday morning, there it was when I opened the mailbox.
Even back in the 1930s and ’40s, people had their way of on-line ordering … over the party line telephone. And, a day or so later, their merchandise was delivered.
Back then, two local produce companies – Knopp and Metzger Produce and Schneider Produce – would send trucks into the rural communities to make deliveries to farms as well as to pick up eggs, cream and butter.