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Brown gravy days
When I was a kid in the 50's and into the 60's, every Woolworth's store had a lunch counter. Prices were economical. Fast food probably put those out of business. But I remember the K-Mart in-store eating area in back. They had tables where groups could sit. Low prices, as the 1977 ad shows.
 
(Derp) I got 102nd/82nd cornfused. Yeah, that 82nd store is a scary area!
The 102nd store ain't exactly Shangri-La.

Being close to the Potland/Gresham line we make a point of buying everything possible in Gresham. Will drive out of the way to deny Potland their 10 cents/gallon gas tax. F Potland and everyone that supports what it's become!!
 
When I was a kid in the 50's and into the 60's, every Woolworth's store had a lunch counter. Prices were economical. Fast food probably put those out of business. But I remember the K-Mart in-store eating area in back. They had tables where groups could sit. Low prices, as the 1977 ad shows.
I had completely forgotten those places having food like that. When I was a kid it was always a treat to go to those stores and have lunch. Damn that brings back memories.
 
When I was a kid in the 50's and into the 60's, every Woolworth's store had a lunch counter. Prices were economical. Fast food probably put those out of business. But I remember the K-Mart in-store eating area in back. They had tables where groups could sit. Low prices, as the 1977 ad shows.

I had completely forgotten those places having food like that. When I was a kid it was always a treat to go to those stores and have lunch. Damn that brings back memories.
When I moved to Portland in '83, "Newberry's" across from Lloyd Center Mall had a cafeteria in the back corner. Walk in the door and you smell it. Those places always smelled like the school lunch rooms. K-Mart in Utah didn't have a cafeteria I don't believe. They did have the ice cream and sandwich counter though. I remember cheap hoagies, or some sandwich, that were cheap and dad would buy a couple dozen and freeze them. Ahh, depression era kids! :D
 
Lipman's had a nice little restaurant also. Meyer and Franks had a pet store on the 4th floor that sold skunks ..... and even Gibbon Apes! Then of course the cool Xmas 10th floor monorail. Ride for ... a DIME. That was the early 70s. Pretty much everything was better and people hadn't lost their desire to enjoy each others company like today. M/Fs elevator ladies were pretty awesome also. Which floor sir? - even though I was just a kid lol.

At age 7-8 I'd roam all over downtown, no problems at all. Then a large paper route at age 9-12, same, no issues.
Try that today in our new enlightened world.

Thanks SM 2007+
 
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At age 7-8 I'd roam all over downtown, no problems at all. Then a large paper route at age 9-12, same, no issues.
Try that today in our new enlightened progressive world.
 
I had completely forgotten those places having food like that. When I was a kid it was always a treat to go to those stores and have lunch. Damn that brings back memories.
I'm "Gen X" and remember all of these places right up until I was a teenager. In Phoenix, AZ, Smitty's (like a Fred Meyer) had both a restaurant and a cafe/pizza area. So good.

Maybe the worst thing about being "Gen X" is I got to sample all of the good things from the past, but now I have to suffer what the world is becoming.
 
I'm "Gen X" and remember all of these places right up until I was a teenager. In Phoenix, AZ, Smitty's (like a Fred Meyer) had both a restaurant and a cafe/pizza area. So good.

Maybe the worst thing about being "Gen X" is I got to sample all of the good things from the past, but now I have to suffer what the world is becoming.
What's painful to think about is it's late boomers, and Gen-x children's, children that are the problem.

As a child I relished and had deep respect for the elders where I lived, and still do, naturally give respect to people. The only difference is, I ARE one now!
 
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What's painful to think about is it's late boomers, and Gen-x children's, children that are such nasty animals.

As a child I relished and had deep respect for the elders where I lived, and still do, naturally give respect to people. The only difference is, I ARE one now!
Wait, you're a child or an elder now?
 
Wait, you're a child or an elder now?
Still a child in a lot of ways, don'tcha know? Unlike a lot of people, from what I hear, I respect people from the get-go. If after that they show they don't deserve respect? They won't get it. Maybe that's part of the big problem now? People not respecting others.
 
"Respect all women? Not a chance. Every woman is like any other person. You earn respect. It isn't just assigned to you. Most women are not worthy of my respect anyway" - Tom Leykis
 
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Aloha, Mark
 
"Respect all women? Not a chance. Every woman is like any other person. You earn respect. It isn't just assigned to you. Most women are not worthy of my respect anyway" - Tom Leykis
When you look up what a "leykis" is in the dictionary there is a picture of a dick.
 
I am guessing that most members here don't believe hyperinflation is a likely event that will happen in the US?

For the few that do believe it's going to happen, how are you preparing your finances to deal with it?
 

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