Monday, January 20, 2014

#sliceoflife2014 Home Delivery: It's Back!

My mother often bemoans how life is moving too fast.  She complains loud and long about computers and considers the recent "credit-card-breach" to be "expected" for those who use plastic rather than "tried and true" cash.  Yet, she is starting to see that shopping online (for groceries) and home delivery of food may be "helpful" to some people!

Indeed, there are some "old ideas" that are "back again!"  Thanks to online shopping, Peapod, and the many other grocery stores offering home delivery across America, older, handicapped, and just plain busy households have the opportunity to experience what grocery shopping was like in the old days.

Long ago, in the era before people drove cars to their neighborhood grocery stores, those essentials that families needed to buy were often delivered in wagons such as the one above. In cities, home delivery of groceries never completely stopped; although delivery bikes replaced horses! Yet, for those of us in the suburbs and in rural areas, grocery shopping, even for my mother, meant driving to the store, picking out the food needed, and then driving it all back home!

Peapod delivery
I for one, am very grateful that this practice has returned to the "burbs."  It offers me peace of mind and shortens the amount of time it takes me to do their shopping!  Peapod is helping those I love to live in their own homes. 

Now, if only I could get them to do their own orders....on their own computers......hmmm!   Virtual walking down the aisles at Stop and Shop is what I am calling this phase of our lives!


LInda Baie said...

Our family has a few old containers that say 'Baie' on them from grocery delivery of my husband's grandfather's store. And I remember well the groceries being delivered at my grandmother's house, Anita. My daughter takes advantage too, & there are the 'green' businesses who deliver a box of veggies/fruit each week. It is truly a blessing. I don't know about Peapod, will go to look to see if it's in Denver! So glad this is helpful to you!

Tara said...

I started using Peapod when I went back to work, Anita - and I love it. We just have the stapes delivered: milk, eggs, paper goods, but it makes this working mother's life so much easier! And you are right - this is, in a way, a return to the way things were...itness Linda's story.

Stacey said...

Wish we had Peapod here. Wait... No. I wish we had Fresh Direct here. (Do you have that in your part of NY?) Now that's what I really miss!

writekimwrite said...

I do not think we have this in my area but what a great idea, especially for those you mentioned. The way you related the old and the new was perfect.