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'The good old days' of packaging


January 9, 2020

Dear Editor,

Who’d have thought that I, at 77, would be able to look back on the good old days of glass, paper, wood and foil packaging.

My first recollection of packaging was when my parents offered me a drink of milk from a quart paper container on a late night ride home from somewhere. I had only seen glass milk bottles delivered at our doorstep or from a refrigerator case at the market. What a luxury, they didn’t have to pay a deposit at the little mom and pop grocery and gas station along the two-lane highway on the way home.

We had soda pop rarely from small glass bottles purchase...

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