Tag: Woolworth

  • Shopping American Style

    Shopping American Style


    Across America, the most popular meeting places after churches and city parks were the five-and-dime stores. Everyone knew the names Penney, Woolworth, Newberry, and Kress. A lady I knew referred to these department stores as “initial stops.” The four most famous were J.C., F.W., J.J., and S.H.

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Past Article

Bob Teevan


“Aurelio Item” appears on a very old postcard and provokes a question with five answers. “Aurelio,” a boy’s name of Spanish origin, an Italian postcard, and a story of two old fools who mess with Mother Nature are all pieces of a search to learn what “Item” means!

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