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Page B-22, HERITAGE, Florida Jewish News, Friday, September 21, 1979 by ISRAEL GINSBERG Condensed from Senior Summary Older residents of the Lower East Side recall with nostalgia the pushcart peddlers of the past. The regular or steady peddlers were stationed in one spot. They dealt in specialized items and buyers flocked to this section for the articles they sought. Fruit and vegetables plus fish and dairy products were sold in one area. Variety in prices and merchandise enabled buyers to choose, at their convenience, their daily household needs. This arrangement satisfied both peddler and customer. Crockery and such items that were factory-damaged or cracked and chipped in transit were also sold by these pushcart peddlers. Religious Jewish women never purchased any household dishes, pots, or pans unless assured by their "steady" peddler that these items were from factory-broken sets. They wanted to be sure that these articles were not used or second hand from restau- rants, summer resorts: or hotels that went bankrupt to allay any suspicion that non- kosher food was cooked in the kitchen utensils or sewed in the plates. This guarantee bound both peddler and customer for continuous sales. Such pledges of honesty by pushcart peddlers were equivalent to the true state- ments by reliable storekeepers in the neighborhood and meant a bond of friendship that was valued by the two Push Car of a Past Era parties. Pushcart peddlers sold numerous items -- candy and chocolate, playing cards, soap, perfume, razor blades, and shaving products. Odds- and-ends in hardware, paint, brushes, even wallpaper were sought by eager customers. Age or type of customers was not confined to a single individual, group or nationa- lity. Children too purchased needed items from pushcart Peddlers peddlers -- belts or suspenders, socks or shoe laces, pocket watches or fobs, tie pins or rings -- at moderate prices: Children usually selec- ted such items and their parents, who accompanied them, paid for the articles. Many trustworthy pushcart peddlers sold with a policy of "no-good, return item next day, and get money back." There was no flaw in this return system. Countless pushcart peddlers sold different articles each day. Hence, to retain the good will of a customer, the pushcart peddler had a one-day clause in a sale. Some itinerant pushcart peddlers would try to sneak into a neighborhood where the regulars had permanent stalls, for which they paid a regular fee and were licensed. Of course the intruder would be cursed and threatened. His pushcart plus contents would be overturned. if that did not effect his vacating the premises, a summons from a policeman would. A super pushcart peddler devised a plan that enabled him to tour the city, make hasty sales, go away for a few months; then return to the same station with open open "1 am and in flower buy and want t01 my old here, gave away song, was his greeting choice spot. Artistic pail religious specialty Jewish did not feel be wearing cap), while religious cards! "It is distinction encourage such noble masterpieCe not A//oppy 00/ew YOVA ALTAMONTE MALL (Yellow Parking Area m Rear of Mali) All you care to eat r for one low price To the Chinese, this is the Year of the Ram. For all peoples, especially the Jews on this occasion of their 5740th year, we hope this brings a year of peace and fulfillment. HAPPY NEW YEAR! CHINESE RESTAURANT  "JUST R|AL CHINESE WAY COOKING" CANTONESE, MANDARIN & SZECHUEN Conveniently located at the New England Wharf 400 South Orlando Ave. (17-92) Winter Park 628-2660 New Altamonte Location 707 E. 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