Aug 22-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: August: Aug 22-10
Shopping 70 years ago    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos from Melodie Hayes
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Photos from Melodie Hayes
Great Prices    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos from Melodie Hayes

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 09:24 am:

Ted Anderson has shown up several times on the Pasty Cam during our dozen+ years of daily exploration of the U.P. He grew up in the southern region of the Peninsula, in Iron Mountain, where he attended the Swedish Mission Church as a boy. When he was 16 he saw Babe Ruth get struck out by a local pitcher named Fungo. One year we joined Ted with his Sunday School class on a New Year's skiing trip. For this week's Shoebox Memory his daughter shares another glimpse of Ted's life:

Some more photos related to my dad, Ted Anderson...

I was going through some boxes and found this store ad for the specials my dad had going at the time. I wish it had a date on it, but the prices are pretty amazing.

The other photo shows my dad (on the right) with his brother Willard and two young shoppers. Dad and uncle Will had the store together for a while and then Will went on to other things.

Melodie Hayes
Our thanks to Melodie for taking the time to scan and share this photo in Pastyland. As for the date, if you look over the boys' shoulders it appears to be 1940:
I wouldn't mind a few dozen of those eggs (as we're probably going to see a big price jump this month because of the current recall).

Have a good week :o)
David Soumis (Davesou) on Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 09:46 am:

great prices :)
good sleuthing on the date !!
Kellogs PEP ...don't remember that one. The packaging was plain for sure. Simpler times.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 09:58 am:

Keep those Shoebox Memories coming. They're great!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 10:20 am:

I, too, like the Shoebox memories!

By Donna (Donna) on Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 10:30 am:

No shoulda been a Private Eye!

And Kellogg's PEP...Interesting...I thought perhaps there was a "secret ingredient", but, according to this;
It was among the first "fortified" cereals.

By Heikki (Heikki) on Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 10:39 am:

Prices adjusted for inflation:

Ritz Crackers....$3.23

By Leslie (Leslie_in_tx) on Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 12:16 pm:

Possibly even in August of 1940:

By Paul H. Meier (Paul) on Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 12:38 pm:

How did they ever get kids to eat breakfast without Fruit Loops, Frosted Flakes, or Count Chocula? Crisco is still around but I haven't seen Spry in years. Campbells soup cans haven't changed much. Then there is oleomargarine - that would have been a big seller in a border town like Iron Mountain since it was illegal to sell in Wisconsin.
Thanks for sharing this snap shot of the past.
On a grimmer note, the young men in the photo only had a little more than a year left before WWII involved us. One has to wonder where they were in 1946.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 12:47 pm:

Ted's Grocery:


Schellots, 4¢/bunch


Ya can't hardly find any "schellots" anymore! (Or even shallots, for that matter. All the "top chefs" seem to use shallots, but you can hardly find but a meager little cellophane packet of 'em in the grocery store, and certainly not for "4¢/bunch". <grin>
Paul H. Meier (Paul):
"How did they ever get kids to eat breakfast without Fruit Loops, Frosted Flakes, or Count Chocula?"

The kids probably preferred those cereals to mom's lumpy oatmeal (puuro). But hey, I actually liked my grandma's lumpy oatmeal (Isoäidin puuro)! <grin>
Melodie Hayes (Herblady) on Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 04:02 pm:

Thanks for posting my photos! Excellent job of noting the calendar date :-) I'm just not sure of the date of the sale flyer.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 06:26 pm:

I love and still eat oatmeal daily, with brown sugar and half n half. Does a body good!

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 09:14 pm:

especially without the half and half and brown sugar :) not so good tasting, but more healthy...

try fresh strawberries, blueberries, bananas and walnuts, etc etc.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, August 23, 2010 - 04:29 am:

Don't 4 get 2 try thimbleberries.

By Joy Brewer (Joy) on Monday, August 23, 2010 - 09:07 am:

Thanks for the photo from my home town. My mom lived on A street when she was growing up. Have a wonderful day everyone.

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