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Mike Hamer
Engineer

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Posted - 08/22/2012 :  10:45:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote


I think I'll have a Super De-luxe Ham Sandwich, with a slice of Apple Pie and a glass of Orange Juice and finish it off with a Banana Split, and only for a buck!

Ahhh, remember when! [:-apple][:-apple]

Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca
http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca
http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

jatravia
Fireman

USA
2831 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2012 :  11:34:11 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
... so that is what poppop is talking about! Sometimes I think I was born too late in history.

Joe <><
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fireman93514
Crew Chief

USA
826 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2012 :  11:43:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
in 1957 I was in the fifth grade. I remember eating at woolworths.
The cafe was in the basement and a deli was upstairs. I always likes the hoagie's
at the deli.
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Orionvp17
Fireman

USA
6072 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2012 :  1:47:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Eating at Woolworth's was a real treat when I was a kid, but it usually followed an excruciating visit to the dentist across the street. Remember the slow-speed drill that rattled every bone in your body? The sound still gives me the willies. [:-shake] [:-scared] [:-shake]

Mike, lunch sounds good to me. When? I'll buy!

Pete
in Michigan
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slimrails
Moderator

USA
8077 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2012 :  6:05:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit slimrails's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hmmm...I have 75 cents for lunch. Think I'll have the ham salad sammich and a malted. That should leave me some change for the bus home.
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jatravia
Fireman

USA
2831 Posts

Posted - 08/22/2012 :  9:42:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Orionvp17

Eating at Woolworth's was a real treat when I was a kid, but it usually followed an excruciating visit to the dentist across the street. Remember the slow-speed drill that rattled every bone in your body? The sound still gives me the willies. [:-shake] [:-scared] [:-shake]

Mike, lunch sounds good to me. When? I'll buy!

Pete
in Michigan


Oh man ... I don't mean to get off topic here but ... as a kid, at the dentist, I would get my choice of the highspeed drill or the old rumbling drill. I took the rumbler everytime! The whine of the high speed drill makes my blood crawl! Memories!

Joe <><
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MarkF
Engineer

USA
13725 Posts

Posted - 08/23/2012 :  12:20:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, that brings back memories! Of course that particular menu is a slight early for me, but I do remember eating at Woolworths!

Now, as for the dentist, did you have to bring that up? Remember watching the belt running around the arm that held the drill? Ugh, just the sound of that thing brought tears to my eyes, literally!

Mark
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Mike Hamer
Engineer

11492 Posts

Posted - 08/23/2012 :  06:55:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike Hamer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Pete, lunch can be any day of the week until September...then it's "back to school" time for this teacher! One thing's for sure. I'd rather go back to school than visit the dentist, although, we've got a new hygienist...and she's really "purdy" so maybe going to the dentist isn't too bad after all! [:-apple][:-apple]

One thing I remember about Woolworth's was their cool looking wrap-around metal sign. I know some of the manufacturers have brought it out over the recent years.

Mike Hamer
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
http://www.bostonandmaine.blogspot.ca
http://www.craftsmanstructures.blogspot.ca
http://modelrailroadsivisit.blogspot.ca

Edited by - Mike Hamer on 08/23/2012 06:57:25 AM
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brakie
Fireman

USA
6979 Posts

Posted - 08/23/2012 :  07:20:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ah yes..

There was a Woolworth on South High Street in Columbus and one habit I picked up was going to Woolworth's for a snack Saturday morning after going to Halls hobby shop..

I usually got a milkshake or a coffee with apple pie-I started drinking coffee when I was around 10.

And if I may.

There was a elderly lady that worked there and if she was working I knew better then to buy coffee because she knew my aunt Dot and would tell on me and Aunt Dot would inform my dad I was drinking coffee at Woolworth.Kinda of a double standard since aunt Dot and my dad was coffee drinkers.[:-bigeyes2]

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Chuck Doan
Fireman

USA
1558 Posts

Posted - 08/23/2012 :  12:23:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Someday todays youngsters will get all misty eyed remebering the Mcdondalds inside of Wal Mart.

Department store lunchrooms...I was too little to remember, but they sound great.
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Thorn Creek and Western
Fireman

USA
2456 Posts

Posted - 08/23/2012 :  4:50:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit Thorn Creek and Western's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A very fond childhood memory is of my mom buying me a strawberry ice cream soda at Woolworths. It was a rare treat at the time. Those sodas cost a quarter in the '50s.

Here is a period child's menu from Howard Johnson's--



Sorry about the image quality but it is mostly readable.
-Dave

-Dave
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rutlandfan
Engine Wiper

Canada
313 Posts

Posted - 08/24/2012 :  11:14:01 AM  Show Profile  Visit rutlandfan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
When I was in Lake George NY last week, I drove by one of the few remaining Howard Johnsons on US Route 9. Sadly it was closed and for sale. My Grandmother worked at the Woolworths in Brockville Ontario during WW2 and she showed me menus when I was growing up of food available then, and the prices. Now I can't take my kids to McDonalds without it costing $40+.

Times change, sadly.

Phil

Phil

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Phillip Blancher - Morrisburg, Ontario
Membership Chair, Rutland Railroad Historical Society - http://www.rutlandrr.org
Personal Sites: http://www.rutlandrailway.com | http://phillip.blancher.ca
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postalkarl
Fireman

6862 Posts

Posted - 08/24/2012 :  12:08:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Mike:

We had a Woolworths in Ambler, Pa. where I grew up. That menu doesn't have the burgers and fries on it. They were in the same type price range. When I was growing up my allowance was 25 cents a week And a $1.00 for mowing almost an acre of grass. But that buck and a quarter went a pretty good way in those days.

Karl S.
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k9wrangler
Engineer

USA
9567 Posts

Posted - 08/24/2012 :  1:03:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jatravia

quote:
Originally posted by Orionvp17

Eating at Woolworth's was a real treat when I was a kid, but it usually followed an excruciating visit to the dentist across the street. Remember the slow-speed drill that rattled every bone in your body? The sound still gives me the willies. [:-shake] [:-scared] [:-shake]

Mike, lunch sounds good to me. When? I'll buy!

Pete
in Michigan


Oh man ... I don't mean to get off topic here but ... as a kid, at the dentist, I would get my choice of the highspeed drill or the old rumbling drill. I took the rumbler everytime! The whine of the high speed drill makes my blood crawl! Memories!

Joe <><

Let's face it, a trip to the dentist is a white knuckler no matter the drill. I've had both, I'm not sure but I think the one in my childhood had a foot pedal, not really but it was nothing more than fancy dremel.

Karl Scribner
HMFWBIC
Kentucky Southern Railway
and associated lines
Midwest Lower Michigan
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Philip
Fireman

USA
2423 Posts

Posted - 08/24/2012 :  3:31:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
http://img499.imageshack.us/img499/5662/1930woolworthswilmainthefront7.jpg

Woolworths on Dixie Hwy Louisville KY

My Aunt 12th from the left.
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MarkF
Engineer

USA
13725 Posts

Posted - 08/24/2012 :  4:59:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Philip

http://img499.imageshack.us/img499/5662/1930woolworthswilmainthefront7.jpg

Woolworths on Dixie Hwy Louisville KY

My Aunt 12th from the left.



Cool photo! I love the sign in the backgroud that advertises a 20 cent lunch!

Mark
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