News of the Day

THE MILK MAN STILL COMETH

by Craig Altschul

George Warner of Shoreham has been delivering milk for 61 years. He’s still doing it at 82. George started when he was just 20 years old, hauling Addison County milk for Brox’s Dairy in 44-quart cans. He continued until he had collected 300 cans, said the Addison County Independent.. Then it was off to Rutland to pick up ice to keep the milk cold until it reached the Brox processing plant in Methuen, Mass. Technological advancements took over the necessity to keep the milk in cans when milk was siphoned directly from the farm’s holding tanks into the truck. He’s worked for a number of hauling companies over the years, including Cumberland Farms, Holdman, Garelick Farms and, currently, McDermott’s Trucking. How does George feel about his job? “I like it. You get up in the morning, you go to your work, and nobody bothers you as long as you do your job.” He has no plans to retire. Is this what they mean by “milking a career?”

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Craig Altschul

About Craig Altschul

Craig Altschul is Editorial Director of SnoCountry.com. He is a veteran snow journalist, having covered the sport for more than 40 years. His syndicated snow sports humor column, Ski Tips, ran in newspapers across the country for 20 years. He was Global Editor-in-Chief for OnTheSnow for 12 years and has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers. Altschul is past president of both the Eastern Ski Writers Association and the North American Snow Journalists Association.

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