November 3, 2012

Woolworth's And The "Lunch" Counter

We had a couple of Woolworth's stores in my town when I was growing up. For some reason, my mother didn't like them and felt they were dirty...this is odd, because (I think I've mentioned in this blog), she grew up in Belleville, Kansas which had a huge Woolworth's where you could get things that were unavailable elsewhere.

Here are a couple of Woolworth stores, locations unknown, circa 1966.

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Ah, but this is my favorite: a Woolworth's lunch counter menu from 1966. It makes me hungry:

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The one below, from 1970, is even better for the sheer gluttony of the food. Imagine eating all this food at a halfway point during shopping. #2, Roast Turkey Dinner, would be good for that. Ooof!

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