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Posted by Tree on Thursday, October 5th 2017:

In Reply to: junk man posted by patty on Wednesday, October 4th 2017:

In the late 50's, the old junkman that passed my block on Cabrini had the old wooden wagon with a skinny swaybacked horse that seem to always drop a load between the home base sewer and the second base sewer. Stickball was over until the next rain storm. It was worse than when the seltzer truck would park on the stickball field for local deliveries.

The knife sharperner guy was slightly hunchedbacked, walked slow with some wooden framed wheel on his back, and in a sing-song voice chanted "knifes to sharpen". And I think he rang a bell as he walked.

We had a singer lady who belted out some old tunesin the 75-81 courtyard. She sounded good but gave a weird quack noise when the paper wrapped coins would hit near her.

This was in lieu of TV entertainment back in the radio days/daze

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