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Does anyone remember going to the Five and Dime?

Woman of many faces~ijm 2012/05/15 02:39:27
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  • FPSRules 2012/05/16 05:33:25
    I do!
    FPSRules
    Yep, I sure do....but let's not go there, 'cause the pain of realizing how little value our currency has is intense......ohhhh, the humanity!
  • Pops 2012/05/16 00:29:44
    I do!
    Pops
    Woolworth was the first I think.
  • FencerCat 2012/05/15 23:03:43
    I do!
    FencerCat
    Well, my mother always called Woolworth's that... and 4 years ago, I went to one of the last Woolworths that was still open in the UK... on its last day of life.
  • firebird 2012/05/15 19:53:16
    I do!
    firebird
    +1
    NOW , we are dating ourselves... LOL
  • Wren77 2012/05/15 19:06:38 (edited)
    I do!
    Wren77
    +1
    Woolworth Newberry Kresge
  • FPSRules Wren77 2012/05/16 05:35:46
    FPSRules
    Did ya know that Kresge's became 'K-Mart'?
  • Tin Man 2012/05/15 18:12:51
    I do!
    Tin Man
    +1
    I lived in Small Town, America. Where there was one located on main street. I still recall which corner it was on in my home town. I guess today's equivalent is the "Dollar Tree."
  • ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒ 2012/05/15 17:14:12
    I do!
    ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒
    +1
    I miss Mott's and ME Moses. :(
  • SA 2012/05/15 17:02:56
    I do!
    SA
    +1
    LOL I might not "member" much but I "member" going with my Mom on Saturdays to the five and dime store....lol
  • sarah 2012/05/15 16:17:49
    I do!
    sarah
  • Charles E 2012/05/15 14:32:04
    I do!
    Charles E
    +1
    Met my wife there. Best deal I ever got.
  • thepastord 2012/05/15 14:28:43
    I do!
    thepastord
    +1
    Boy, I feel old................
  • Ron 2012/05/15 14:28:20
  • kraftymomma1979 2012/05/15 13:49:50
    I do!
    kraftymomma1979
    +1
    Every chance I got!
  • Mr. Rock "n" Roll 2012/05/15 13:11:32
    I do!
    Mr. Rock "n" Roll
    +1
    In Cleveland I remember - Woolworths, Kresge’s , Ben Franklin, Newberry’s and Grants.
  • tooner259 2012/05/15 13:01:38
    I do!
    tooner259
    +1
    JJ Newberry`s,and Richard`s 5&10
  • Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm... 2012/05/15 12:50:30
  • HarleyCharley 2012/05/15 12:45:49
    I do!
    HarleyCharley
    +1
    Those where the good old days...
  • Dan 2012/05/15 12:10:04
    I do!
    Dan
    +1
    As a kid, it was a great store to go to on weekends with your parents.
  • Mr.Steve 2012/05/15 11:39:25
  • tredzwater 2012/05/15 10:47:53 (edited)
    I do!
    tredzwater
    +2
    ME! ME! It was great!

    (Of course, since my mother always bought us a hot dog and a toy, what's not to like?) I even remember saving my allowance and buying my mother that disgusting "Evening In Paris" 75-cent cologne. She made a point of letting me see her applying it but, I imagine, she poured it down the sink, scalded the bottle and put her own favorite inside.

    But, I was so very proud.

    Southerners...remember Ben Franklins?
  • kraftym... tredzwater 2012/05/15 13:53:21
    kraftymomma1979
    +1
    I think they still have Ben Franklins in some areas. Do you remember Radio Girl perfume? Cool bottle and label but bad smell...
  • tredzwater kraftym... 2012/05/15 13:58:01 (edited)
    tredzwater
    Oh, yes! You just reminded me of it. I remember going out, when in 7th or 8th grade, with some friends and all of us doing the EWWWWWWWW thing. I think I chose that Evening In Paris because of the bottle and label, too. It was a beautiful dark blue and silver. I was only 9 or 10.

    I'd love to go into a Ben Franklin again. I just googled it and, sadly, no store is within 50 miles of me.
  • kraftym... tredzwater 2012/05/16 19:43:12
    kraftymomma1979
    +1
    They are different today, but I like their craft and gardening sections if they even still have them.
  • Gunner 2012/05/15 10:01:31
    I do!
    Gunner
    +2
    Yes! Good 'ol Woolworths! One of many fond memories. Now, with inflation, they're dollar stores. I'm surprised there's no "credit-card-only stores."
  • FAM of the OMC 2012/05/15 08:26:09
    I do!
    FAM of the OMC
    +1
    I used to walk down to the 5 and 10 to buy a slurpee and browse through the 45s.
  • VERYwiseguy 2012/05/15 06:51:24 (edited)
    I do!
    VERYwiseguy
    +2
    In Stroudsburg,PA. 1911 the first Newberry's 5&10 store the building is still there.And in Lancaster,Pa 1879 the first Woolworth's 5&10 store. I went to one's in NJ never in PA. stroudsburg PA newberrys 510 store building lancasterpa 1879 woolworths 510 store nj pa lancaster PA fw woolworths lancaster PA fw woolworths I've been in the original Newberrys numerous times in Stroudsburg when it was a discount sore.I remember 3 levels in Perth Amboy NJ Woolworths and in
    Keyport NJ Newberrys had 3 levels also.My fave was eating and spinning on the stools.Great memories. Good post!
  • VERYwis... VERYwis... 2012/05/15 07:14:18
    VERYwiseguy
    +1
    OK triv time the tallest building in the world was the Woolworth building in NYC till 1930.Built in 1913 792 ft.One of the oldest skyscrapers in the US and top 50 tallest in the US 57 stories with 37 elevators and top twenty tallest in NYC. woolworth building nyc woolworth building nyc woolworth building nyc woolworth building nyc woolworth building nyc
  • Rebecca 2012/05/15 06:19:26
  • gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/05/15 06:19:17
    I do!
    gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +3
    What a great memory too. Thanks!
  • Quietman ~PWCM~JLA 2012/05/15 06:07:47
    I do!
    Quietman   ~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Hard to believe there was a Woolworths in Sout Coast Plaza once upon a time!!
    South Coast Plaza today:
     South Cooast Plaza
  • POWERSHAKER 2012/05/15 06:03:34
  • wysiwis 2012/05/15 05:29:15
    I do!
    wysiwis
    +1
    Used to go to Woolworths ALL the time. Great times they were!
  • Pat 2012/05/15 05:13:22
    I do!
    Pat
    +1
    As a kid I did all my Christmas shopping there. I bought my mother wonderful sparkling "jewels". Looking back they were pretty hideous but she always wore them proudly. That's what mothers do.
  • goatman112003 2012/05/15 05:11:28
    I do!
    goatman112003
    +1
    There were a number of them, Woolworth, W.T.Grant, Krieske's, McClories. These were chain 5 and dimes which were all over northeast 50-60 years ago. They were like Dollar General and other dollar stores.today.
  • GoodEncounter 2012/05/15 04:47:20
    I do!
    GoodEncounter
    I worked at one. It was my first job.
  • tredzwater GoodEnc... 2012/05/15 14:02:43
    tredzwater
    +2
    Mine, too! It was a Kresge's and I worked in the pet department. They started me out in "Candy" and said I could eat all I wanted. Poor them. They transferred me to "Pets" soon after. I imagine they thought I wouldn't eat the parakeets and goldfish. I worked after school.
  • GoodEnc... tredzwater 2012/05/16 00:45:09
    GoodEncounter
    +1
    How funny!!! Mine was at a local store-One I could walk to from home.
  • BlackwinterG36C 2012/05/15 04:21:32
    No
    BlackwinterG36C
    +2
    But Bryan Adams made a song about it.
  • Peewee ~PWCM~ 2012/05/15 03:59:51
    I do!
    Peewee ~PWCM~
    +1
    They finally closed their doors in 1981.

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