Along with the billy cans of hot soup and portioned out meals, they were also delivering bunches of flowers to their city customers.
Their daily visits, , bringing with them all the news of the steamy and a friendly smile, were a Godsend to housebound Glaswegians.
The ladies, members of the Women's Royal Volunteer Service, used to be a common sight in the city, buzzing around Glasgow in their blue uniforms in a fleet of Bedford vans. This one, if you can read the small print on the door, had been sponsored by local stage star Jimmy Logan.
Today, the council provides the Meals on Wheels service, with users receiving frozen, three-course dinners which they can reheat at home. Special health, vegetarian and ethnic minority diets can also be catered for.