Jul 26, 2010

the good old days...


I'm going to get off the "food channel" soon, but just for fun I thought I'd post this menu. It is from 1957, when I was 8 years old. We had a Woolworth's within walking distance in our home town, ("walking distance being about 12 city blocks and of course we walked!) and I can remember sitting at the lunch counter and seeing those huge German Chocolate Cakes on a pretty plate with a clear glass cover. This menu says a slice was 15 cents. A toasted 3 decker chicken salad sandwich is the most expensive item on the menu at 65 cents. A king-size coke is 10 cents! I also remember being served with a smile, and how leaving a few coins by your plate was an acceptable tip. Bring back some memories?

7 comments:

Judy said...

I remember! I always wanted to 'stand' at the counter to eat. My mother, of course, would have had to hold me. She would not even consider this. Not that I'm bitter...

Shirl said...

I used to go there and have their meatloaf

Shirl said...
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Shirl said...

Sorry. I somehow double-posted my comment and deleted the second one.

Dar said...

My oh my, how grand a memory. I was 7 that year and remember sitting at my great aunt's soda counter and having a root beer float in those tall float glasses with the fluted sides, on a stem, with the long-handled silver spoons. She never charged that I remember, but the menu said they were 15 cents. She would send me off with a Slowpoke or a liquorice. Thanks for the sweet memory.
BlessYourHeart

Deborah Ann said...

Heavens yes! We walked to Woolworth's too, a couple miles, if I remember right. And all uphill too, heheh...

I remember sitting at the counter, perusing the menu. Hmmm...good stuff!

Jackie said...

How neat! I don't think I ever sat at a Woolworths counter but my small town had a drug store with the soda fountain where we could get cherry soda's. MMMMM! I miss that place. It closed 20 years ago. You were asking me about what was in the ziplock bowl? Ice. My 4 year old keeps filling it with water and putting it into the freezer. That's about as creative as we're getting this summer LOL!!

Jackie