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Memories of Woolworth's

Memories of days gone by,

sitting at the old lunch counter

chowing down a patty melt

and a chocolate malted

with fries that were so fresh

and hot.  Shopping there was

such a joy that found me there

on Saturday afternoon and many

times during the week also.

What a thrill walking up and down

those aisles searching oh, just searching

for things no longer with us, now they

can be found in a collectors shop,

for prices much higher than we paid

many years ago.

Woolworth's why did you leave us?

Your store was such a pleasure to

visit and to just spend some time with

friends and family.  Christmas shopping

was done there each year and now you're gone.

Why, oh why did you leave us?

Written 7-10-11

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  1. Date: 7/20/2011 10:58:00 AM
    Very interesting ride down memory lane, for me, I remember Hills department store. This was long before Walmart took over the

  1. Date: 7/15/2011 6:34:00 PM
    That write is so heartwarming. I'm 60 years old and I rember loving Woolworth's

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 11:56:00 PM
    WOW! I didn't think anyone knew of Woolworth's! You from up North? I mean this is pre-Sam Walton stuff here buddy! NICE! I believe the Aussie's still run Woolworth's maybe NICE MEMORIES!

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    Date: 8/6/2011 9:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I grew up with Woolworth's. In 1959 i worked next door to one of them. Yes I'm a Yankee.
  1. Date: 7/13/2011 4:22:00 PM
    Never heard of woolworths james, But through your words i can picture it. ~randa

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 8:40:00 AM
    James you brought back many memories of shopping at Woolworth's as a child. This poem takes me back to the good ole days of sitting at the lunch counter having lunch. love phyl

  1. Date: 7/13/2011 8:16:00 AM
    hi james, got a new one? miss your poesy! : huggs, nette

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 5:41:00 PM
    I used to like the Woolworth's in Brooklyn. Nice slice of Americana! Peace & Blessings Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 4:04:00 PM
    My ex-wife worked at Woolworths dear poet ! We enjoyed the employee discounts on their already discounted products ! *smiles* Fond mems my friend ! TY Have a blessed day...much love, james

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 1:54:00 PM
    Many a model of ships and planes I purchased from Woolworth's when I was a boy. It was a fantastic shop, and a travesty that it collapsed the way it did. Great memories James, thanks for bringing them back :)

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 12:11:00 PM
    Times changes is all we can say James.. i sympathise with the points you raise here..good to read your words today.

  1. Date: 7/12/2011 5:34:00 AM
    what a great memory James depicting not only the store itself but the neighborhood comraderie and simpler times. very nice. Read it to my wife and it brought back pleasant memories for her also. Thank you for your encouraging comments on natures superdome,

  1. Date: 7/11/2011 11:24:00 PM
    OH, my, I worked at the woolworth's in Muscatine, IA for a short time in HS. And they had that lunch counter there too. And I got many of my cheap record albums of the 60's in there too. Good time to remember!!

  1. Date: 7/11/2011 9:35:00 PM
    sad, sad, james... a truly superb piece from your quill..:) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 7/11/2011 6:46:00 PM
    JJ Newberry's, Woolworth's and the local stores on Main Street. We knew the owners or managers by name. They call it progress but it is sad. A lot of good memories revived in this one, James. If I could be a kid again, it would have to be back in the fifties. Vince

  1. Date: 7/11/2011 2:37:00 PM
    Thanks for the memories, james I loved that store too, and always spent my 10 cent allowance there on Saturday. It was a piece of heaven. Lainie

  1. Date: 7/11/2011 2:35:00 PM
    very true and well written, thanks for your comments on my poem, David

  1. Date: 7/11/2011 1:38:00 PM
    i like your poem, sure bring very nice memories, it's true what your words say. Too bad we can't go back into the past and visit Woolworth one more time. Thanks for nice comment about my poem, it's my first, I'll try to write another one, it's fun, except I do not have much time, or really know how to write. Have anice week.

  1. Date: 7/11/2011 12:43:00 PM
    Oh, what great memories I have of shopping at Woolworth's for Christmas presents. Unfortunately, the five-and-dime type stores have disappeared completely. Woolworths became Woolco for a while, but it was never the same as the old days and I miss the store too. Well said, James. Still having work done on my back, but I do drop by sometimes. Just can't be as active as I was previously. Always a pleasure to read your work. Hope you'll enter my contest. Love and blessings, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/11/2011 12:20:00 PM
    I used to buy my lead soldiers at Woolworth - swiped a couple too. Well, come on, I was just a little, little kid, victim of the depression. Bought some songs of the day there, like, Nature Boy and others. Thanks for the nostalgia. LOve, daver

  1. Date: 7/11/2011 11:41:00 AM
    Memories are so good to have..Thank God we have them..Good work ,here..