best deliverer of bottles of bubbly - 2003
WALTER BACKERMAN (A/K/A WALTER THE SELTZER MAN)
WALTER BACKERMAN (A/K/A WALTER THE SELTZER MAN) bounds to my doorstep each week, hoisting his wares on his shoulder, much as his father, and his father's father, did long ago. He brings with him oft-mistaken-for-art thick glass bottles housed in a satisfyingly rough wooden crateall older than the man himselfand takes the empties away. The bottles, while gems themselves, house the purest bubbly ever perfect for egg creams and slapstick water wars. Walter is an avalanche of history and humor as well.