Milk Man Calls It Quits After 70 Years

1 decade 3 years 3 months ago Monday, August 21 2006 Aug 21, 2006 Monday, August 21, 2006 3:50:14 PM CDT August 21, 2006 in News
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Eighty-year-old Clyde Priest delivered dairy products to five generations of Hannibal residents. An emergency appendectomy in July forced his retirement, although he had no plans to end his career. While he recuperated in the hospital, his family made his last delivery for him. At age ten, he began delivering milk with a coaster wagon to help his father. By the time he retired 70 years later on July 20, he had outlived eight local dairies that provided his products. Priest was so trusted that customers allowed him to put dairy purchases in their refrigerator when they weren't home. He delivered to homes, convenience stores, and in the early days, to taverns, dance halls and houses of prostitution.

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