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Posted on March 27 at 8:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Such wonderful memories. Some of mine are that in the 50's I "worked" on the local Friehofer horse and wagon along with the route man, John Rosata or Rosato after school every day in Mt Pleasant. I called it work but it was enjoyable and thrilling because I knew that at the end of the week, (collection day) on Saturday, I would be going home to my parents and 10 siblings with arms full of cakes and pastries that would be enjoyed all weekend at our house. As a previous writer mentioned, yes, the horse did know the route on his own, but I would pretend to be the driver with riens in hand. Also knew exactly when to stop and put the feed bag on him, and how he loved it. As the years passed and the customers got to know me, a women asked if I would accompany her young son onto the Freddie Friehofer Show so that he might be on television and get a box of chocolate chip cookies. As I was older and much taller than the rest of the kids I feared embarressment from my friends and classmates. But to be a nice guy, I reluctanly agreed. I slopped down on the bleacher during the show and could not believe at my age, I had that hat on. Since I asked the camera man to be kind to me and skip over me, he did just the opposite and had that camera on me for what seemed to be the entire show. At times, I still ghet kidded about that show. Oh, what memories... Richard DiCristofaro, Rotterdam Jct 518-378-5052

From: Many fondly recall Freihofer deliveries

Posted on August 12 at 9:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Loved the subject matter here Jeff as well as the adjectives used. Great blog, and so true. Rich the barber

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Posted on July 27 at 10:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Next time you're in the Grog Shoppe Jeff, give me a holler next door and I'll be sure to buy you a COLD beer. Rich the barber....

From: Cold, hard facts

Posted on July 15 at 9:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Because of such wonderful reporting the community response was very supportive and very heart touching. Thank You for helping us help Emily. Great job!!!!
Dawn Taylor

From: Barbers 4 ... For Emily

Posted on July 14 at 8:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Jeff, Thank you again for all your nice words and support.The Emily Quick family is very much appreciative as you must know. Rich DiCristofaro

From: Barbers 4 ... For Emily

Posted on December 4 at 2:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

What a terrible tragedy. If a fund is set up for financial aid, please let me know. My prayers go out to this family and especially those injured the worst. Thank you

From: Child in a coma, mother, five other children recovering after being hit by truck

Posted on November 6 at 8:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Just subscribed to this site and enjoyed reading your blood letting experience. Been there-done that Jeff. Hope to see you for a Wedgeway trim soon. Happy days. Rich the barber (Close to Joe the Plumber)

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