Monday, August 22, 2011

MEMORIES.......

Here's a picture of antique scales I have.  It has nothing to do  with my chilehood memories, but it brings back memories of the first job I had after high school.  I worked at F. W. Woolworth  5 and 10 cent store behind the candy counter.  The scales were something like this.   I remember chocolate covered p-nuts were 59 cents a lb.  Cashews (hot) were $1.59 a lb.  There were a lot in a lb. too.  I wish they were that cheap today.  I remember cooking the cashews and when they came out of the cooker you could smell them all over the store.  My wages were $18.00 a week and I had more money than I do now.    I remember the first payday I ever recieved....I gave my Daddy two dollars and I think he still had that two dollars in his wallet when he died ....about fifty years later.  Do any of you remember F. W. Woolworth's?  I wish it was still in existence.

5 comments:

Margie's Musings said...

Newberrys and Kress went away with discount stores. I worked briefly at Newberrys while I was waiting for a proof reading job to open up.

Those were the good old days alright. At least then there was a middle class.

Rose said...

Dang it, I forgot it was Monday memories...I like to do that when I think about it.

I do remember woolworth's....and I do miss them.

Beth said...

I remember Woolworth's, Clara. I loved that store---it had soul. Walmart does not compare.

And I remember, too, that you could always smell roasting nuts there, at least in the store I went to. Heavenly.

Marie (once The Tile Lady) said...

I came by your blog from my Mom's (Down the Rabbit Hole) and enjoyed my visit. Will be back again.
Marie

marlu said...

I remember Woolworth's. However, I worked at S.H. Kress which was right across the street.
We had a small lunch counter and lots of candy and nut choices. My first time on the hardware counter, a customer asked for a female plug and I didn't have a clue as to what he was looking for.