Thursday, April 6, 2017

Metro Van

The Metro Van

Metro van, the happy van, 
all steel and streamlined
brought bread to the Valley,
cake to the hills,
milk, meat, and mail
to driveways and doorsteps,
filled neighborhoods with music
and ice cream and cotton candy.

A multi-stop, walk-thru  cabin, 
designed for democracy, 
with the cab high up 
over the engine and 
a smiling driver free 
to sit or stand as he 
rounded the corner,
or lurched along Main Street.

The Metro body was designed in 1937 
by the  the Metropolitan Body Co., of Bridgeport, CT.
It remained little changed into the 1960s.