Friday, September 3, 2010

stuff I got from woolworths

13 comments:

Vickie said...

Another wonderful memory! In addition to your list, I loved the distinctive smell of Woolworths (all the plastics and rubber and pets, etc.) and the creaky wood floors.

Anonymous said...

I remember buying 45s at Woolworths, too! You have a great memory. -Cin
(My word is "weremati" today.)

Melanie said...

I miss woolworth's



Melanie

Chef E said...

I have told several people lately about how I got wranglers from there, and I hated, HATED them, but what can I say, my parents were poor, and it was cheap...what about Benjamin Franklin? Now there is cheap 5 & 10 place for ya...

Donna said...

I STILL love "Don't Bring Me Down". It was popular when my kids were in high school, and I don't know about Rachel, but my son hated it. It's amazing how many of their songs I ended up liking.
Oh, and my first job was at Woolworths, a part-time, after-school job.

Beth said...

They really don't make stores like that anymore. Walking into the rare one I find now brings back similar memories.

Rachel said...

I freaking LOVE that song! Now it shall be in my head all weekend. Thanks.

I bought a parakeet once and took it home and placed it in a cage with all of the proper things. The next morning, it was stiff on the bottom of the cage.

Due to the 72 hour return policy, I put it back in the cardboard box and returned it. They said, "He's really dead?" I rattled the box a bit and said, "Um, yeah. Wanna look?"

I'm a hag. Oh, and todays captcha is imitatio.

Paula said...

My parakeet did learn to say a few words. I was always told to get a young male if you wanted it to learn to talk.I had 45's too. Mine were Elvis Presley's first two Sun records.

Rachel said...

My first 45s were gifted by my Aunt Charlene. I had 9-5, Doctor My Eyes, and These Boots are Made for Walking. Ahh, memories.

Debra said...

when i was a teen, we had these punch cards that with a few extra bucks, i used to get jewelry. i never really wore jewelry all that much, but would give it to friends who did. but the whole process of obtaining it was something that i likened to the process of getting and using S&H green stamps...

FrankandMary said...

Ours sold hot pretzels. My dad would always split a hot pretzel with me.

I had the exact same bag-o-stamps experience. I thought I had a HUGE rarity. I'm not sure how I thought that since they were plentiful on the shelf, but somehow I did.

Big Mark 243 said...

Wow. 'Don't Bring Me Down' comes with so many memories. For some reason, 'Xanadu' comes with it.

Chris said...

I only ever got candy from Woolworths but was always fascinated by everything in there.