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Friday, February 6, 2009


When I was growing up in Calgary, there was a store called Woolworths, which was the beginning of the stores like walmart, or target. It had a great
little restaurant with a long counter and lots of
stools. I just received a menu from Woolworths from a friend of mine, which was printed in the 40's and 50's. We always went there when we were downtown and it was a place where we met our friends. It sure shows how life has changed since that time. Their food was soooo good.

I wonder if any of you remember the 40's and 50's
and if you are Canadian whether you remember
Woolworths? Such a different time, but happy memories.
I am seriously thinking about doing posts about my life as it has been an interesting one. Will have to think about it. My friends have always said I should write a book, but never got around to it - grin.


Janet Hartje said...

It wasn't just in Canada, we had a Woolworth's in the town I grew up in. I lived in Iowa, USA. That was a great store. I don't remember ours having food though. Janet

Shirley said...

I guess it might have been an
American company. Once Woolworths closed down it became Woolco which was a much larger store, more along the lines of walmart.


Debbie said...

my girlfriend and I used to go to woolworths for bacon and tomatoe sandwiches .... hee hee

Shirley said...

They were the best toasted bacon and tomato sandwiches I ever tasted!
You must have been a baby Deb!
Although I guess it wasn't as long ago as I thought. The prices sure are different. S

PaulineC said...

We also had Woolworths here in the UK. I think it was the same company, also F.W.Woolworths. They had been in the UK for 100years and had a large network of stores. They have just gone into liquidation along with many other companies over here.

Arlene said...

We had a lunch counter in our Woolworths in New Mexico. I loved the tuna sandwich and cherry coke. They toasted the bread. Thanks for the memories!

Anonymous said...

I grew up half way between Banff and Calgary, so when we went into Calgary it was always a treat to eat at Woolworths. On very rare ocassions, mom would even let me have a banana split - of course we would share. Do any of you remember the guy taking pictures - usually he was hanging around the Woolworths. I still have a couple of pictures done by hime.

Shirley said...

You must be a 'neighbor' of mine!

where are you from. If you are ever in Calgary, I am in the NW so give me a shout on email and I will forward my telephone number. Maybe we could get together for a coffee! Nice to see some one who lives close. There are 3 or 4 of us in the Calgary area.