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#1 shotsup

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:45 PM

As a kid I loved eating ice cream sundaes at the lunch counter. Was like 10 years old and felt like an adult.

Then very non adult of me was getting dressed in my rental tux on wedding day and realized I did not own dress socks.

Went to Woolworth an hour before my wedding to buy dress socks.
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#2 Voltaire

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:52 PM

As a kid I loved eating ice cream sundaes at the lunch counter. Was like 10 years old and felt like an adult.

Then very non adult of me was getting dressed in my rental tux on wedding day and realized I did not own dress socks.

Went to Woolworth an hour before my wedding to buy dress socks.

GB lines of work that doesn't involve dress socks. :cheers:

 

Oh, if you really are giving up drinking, I'll have yours if you don't want it. Or we can use orange juice.


Using that "who's been irritating me less" criteria seven months in.... still not Trump and his fans. I grew up with these people. I understand them. They actually seem normal, surprising as it may seem to you. These liberals on the other hand: cop bashing, white shaming, trannie loving, kneeling during the national anthem. Fock them. They're the ones that really freak me out and it's not even close to being close.

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#3 vuduchile

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:53 PM

Yep. And also Woolco, which was similar to a Walmart.

#4 shotsup

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:01 PM

Knew a lot of the story but read their Wikipedia page. Very interesting beginnings
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#5 shotsup

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:07 PM

GB lines of work that doesn't involve dress socks. :cheers:
 
Oh, if you really are giving up drinking, I'll have yours if you don't want it. Or we can use orange juice.


I didn't read the OJ thread and slowing down and giving up are two different things.

I seriously have slowed down minus this lost weekend. Gave up beer and bloody Mary's.
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#6 titans&bucs&bearsohmy!

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:12 PM

I dont think we had them in the south. We had service merchandise and castor knot, both archaic retailers that no longer exist.

So I pick what I want, pay, take a ticket to the window, and stand around waiting for them to bring it? Wouldnt it be easier if they just put it on the floor like every other store?

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:24 PM

I dont think we had them in the south.


Not sure about TN but they were famously in the Carolina's
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:28 PM

I dont think we had them in the south. We had service merchandise and castor knot, both archaic retailers that no longer exist.

So I pick what I want, pay, take a ticket to the window, and stand around waiting for them to bring it? Wouldnt it be easier if they just put it on the floor like every other store?

Pretty sure Woolworths was based in the south. It was a small store, think Walgreens but smaller, with a grill and stools to eat lunch at.

 

I believe the store in Greensboro NC was famous for a protest back during the Civil Rights era (they had segregated seating areas)

 

eta: https://www.npr.org/...toryId=18615556

 

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:30 PM

Yes I have shopped there

 

 

And to this day I still wonder how much is a Woolworth  :dunno:


             

 

 

 

 

 


#10 shotsup

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:37 PM

And to this day I still wonder how much is a Woolworth  :dunno:


I get your joke. But to answer that question $30 Million in 1912.

Five and dime store chain in 1912 $30 million is insane.
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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:50 PM

Then very non adult of me was getting dressed in my rental tux on wedding day and realized I did not own dress socks.

Went to Woolworth an hour before my wedding to buy dress socks.


You didn't need socks. Just grab yourself a black Sharpie.
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#12 Voltaire

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:51 PM

I have. We had a Woolworth's at Eastland Mall when I was a kid.

 

While I'd known about the lunch counter protests in the south, I'd not known they were done at Woolworth's.


Using that "who's been irritating me less" criteria seven months in.... still not Trump and his fans. I grew up with these people. I understand them. They actually seem normal, surprising as it may seem to you. These liberals on the other hand: cop bashing, white shaming, trannie loving, kneeling during the national anthem. Fock them. They're the ones that really freak me out and it's not even close to being close.

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#13 Hardcore troubadour

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:55 PM

How about Korvettes?

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 10:56 PM

My father bought me my first lawn mower and rubics cube there. Crazy Christmas.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:04 PM

My father bought me my first lawn mower and rubics cube there. Crazy Christmas.

Finally last year, while I was in Malaysia with the family I learned how to solve the cube and taught my son. Then, just last week, we bought the four-square cube and I'm in the process of teaching myself how to solve that one too. I can solve the four now, but not on my own, I still have to have the algorythm cheat sheet there to help me.


Using that "who's been irritating me less" criteria seven months in.... still not Trump and his fans. I grew up with these people. I understand them. They actually seem normal, surprising as it may seem to you. These liberals on the other hand: cop bashing, white shaming, trannie loving, kneeling during the national anthem. Fock them. They're the ones that really freak me out and it's not even close to being close.

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#16 shotsup

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:06 PM

You didn't need socks. Just grab yourself a black Sharpie.


Dude. I was ready to wear white socks and my mother (none due to cancer) was having no part of that. Demanded I go out and buy black socks. She was right.
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#17 shotsup

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:07 PM

How about Korvettes?


Yup. And TSS !
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#18 shotsup

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:12 PM

Cube.

I can get it all he way down to last step on my own. Need the cheat sheet for last algorithm- son laughs at me because he can do the whole cube in less then 2 minutes

He also rides unicycle juggles beat anyone in 3 card monte throws cards as hard as darts. Talented kid.
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#19 titans&bucs&bearsohmy!

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:50 PM

My students all do rubix cubes. They are all complete. I was astonished, since they are borderline retarded usually.

Then I saw one taking it apart and snapping it back together completed. Then it all made sense.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 12:04 AM

Finally last year, while I was in Malaysia with the family I learned how to solve the cube and taught my son. Then, just last week, we bought the four-square cube and I'm in the process of teaching myself how to solve that one too. I can solve the four now, but not on my own, I still have to have the algorythm cheat sheet there to help me.


Hmmmm! When I was twelve, I was seconds away from turning that mother fawking puzzle into completion. The green and yellow dot were on opposite sides. I fawking had it. I fawking had it.

And my cousin with huge t!ts walks in the door (38dd) and takes off her entire bathing suit and her porky self paraded around me and the rest of us young cocjs.Got a boner just writing this.

Never did it. Never completely did the cube. Fawked a cousin? I'll never tell. Shopped at Woolworth?

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#21 supermike80

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 12:12 AM

Worked at the lunch counter in college

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 01:10 AM

I have. We had a Woolworth's at Eastland Mall when I was a kid.

 

While I'd known about the lunch counter protests in the south, I'd not known they were done at Woolworth's.

You from Charlotte?



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Posted 12 June 2018 - 01:36 AM

Shoplifted from there once.


We played one hell of a lot of berserker there. Was a pretty great video game for back in the day.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:07 AM

You from Charlotte?

Aren't we both from Macomb County, Michigan?   I know the inspiration for your username comes from Macomb but I'd always gotten the sense until now that you were as well. The Eastland Mall I'm talking about is in Harper Woods at 8 Mile and Kelly about a five minute bike ride from my mother's house.


Using that "who's been irritating me less" criteria seven months in.... still not Trump and his fans. I grew up with these people. I understand them. They actually seem normal, surprising as it may seem to you. These liberals on the other hand: cop bashing, white shaming, trannie loving, kneeling during the national anthem. Fock them. They're the ones that really freak me out and it's not even close to being close.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:34 AM

Worked at the lunch counter in college



Town/State ?
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:08 AM

Anyone have a Hills near them...similar to kmart.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:49 AM

Town/State ?

East Lansing Michigan

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:58 AM

There used to be one at Southland Mall in Hayward, CA. Lunch counter was downstairs. We'd go there a lot when I was a kid. Hadn't thought about that place in years. :thumbsup:


ETA: I have an old Liberty Mustang 6 shooter that my Grandpa bought at a Woolworths back in the day.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:59 AM

Yeah there used to be one at the Stuyvesant plaza in Albany NY...I think Rachel Rae worked in the same plaza before getting discovered. Still have a two drawer file cabinet I bought there years ago.
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#30 edjr

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:02 AM

mommy, what's a woolworth?


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:04 AM

It was already in decline by the 80s, but we did have one. 


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:05 AM

How old are you? I never even seen a woolworth in real life and I was born in 76. 


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#33 edjr

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:06 AM

Only poor people shop at woolworths and TJ max


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:15 AM

How old are you? I never even seen a woolworth in real life and I was born in 76. 

 

I think the Birmingham one had closed, but there was one on 13 and Woodward until mid 1990s.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:16 AM

after woolworths, I bring the family to brighams for ice cream


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:33 AM

I didn't realize my pathetic hometown of Wilkes-Barre, PA was relevant in the lore of Woolworths.  I remember both Kirbys and Woolworths, but I can't recall if they were one store or separate.  :dunno:

 

 

In 1884, confident enough to open another store, Sum partnered with his longtime friend Fred Kirby to open a store in Wilkes BarrePennsylvania, a neighboring town to the west of Scranton. Fred had been working as the head of wholesale operations at Augsbury and Moore of Watertown, New York. Each man put up $600 to launch the Wilkes-Barre store called "Woolworth and Kirby". Fred managed the new store and, while sales were initially poor, the store soon caught on. By 1887 he used his profits to buy out Sum and expand the store under his name; Sum and Fred remained the best of friends. During this time, Frank was expanding with more stores. Sum's approach was different; he worked to perfect the look and feel of his Scranton store. It had mahogany counters with glass dividers and glass-fronted showcases. The store was brightly lit, new, and the wooden floor was polished to a lustrous shine. The layout was soon adopted by Frank for his F. W. Woolworth stores and became the standard as the two brothers persuaded family members and former co-workers from Moore's to join them in forming a "friendly rival syndicate" of five-and-ten-cent stores. Each of the syndicate chain's stores looked similar inside and out, but operated under its founder's name. Frank Woolworth provided much of the merchandise, encouraging the rivals to club together to maximize their inventory and purchasing power.

 

https://en.wikipedia...olworth_Company


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:14 PM

You're old, but yes.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:15 PM

And stay outta the Woolworth! :nono:

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 05:16 PM

i was a jc penny guy


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:52 PM

i was a jc penny guy


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