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Old 08-29-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
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Well.... how many of you remember that little jingle from your childhoods? It was a clothing store for kids. My dad was a teacher and refused to go there because it started about August 1, and he considered thst he had another two weeks of time and this was an invasion of his personal privacy.'

I watched the busses go by my house this morning for the first time in 58 years. It was the first September in 58 years that I wasn't either in school, or working in a school.

My wife retired with me in June, but lost it. She was lured back to teach at the school that she had emeritus/FOUNDER status for starting it back in 1994. The current head of school(a job she held herself until she hired this woman to replace her and went back to her joy of teaching kindergarten kids), was hoping to get her to return to teach the 3 and 4 year olds science in the afternoon. When she agreed, under her breath the Head whipered, "Thank you Jesus"!

But I'm not lured back. I cleaned the house today, worked on my study of digital editing, and am getting dinner ready, since I am the new house husband.

I'm working on my bucket list.
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Old 08-30-2011, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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Hate to say that I remember it, I vaguely remember their Christmas jingle as well.

Actually they were a decent company too bad they vanished.
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Old 08-30-2011, 05:51 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Remember it well, as well as many others. No lure to return for me although a great number of my former employees still wish I would. Not happenin' and no, as in zero, regrets. My wife, who was in the same field (politics/public policy) and retired early, has no regrets either. We were both reminiscing today and laughing at some of the absurdities. No going back, ever!
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:25 PM
 
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Remember it very well in the Chicago area in the 1950's. It was received with universal boos by us kids.
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Location: Location
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I remember Robert Hall stores quite well. It wasn't just a kid's clothing store. They had something for everyone in the family. Dad could get a pretty decent suit for a good price. I do agree that the jingles would get on your nerves after hearing them just about every hour.
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Old 08-31-2011, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Remember it very well in the Chicago area in the 1950's. It was received with universal boos by us kids.

Me, too! That was where my bother and I got our Easter outfits every year....UNTIL MALLS began being built.

BUT more importantly your wife went BACK???? WHY??????? Thirty-four years come this June will be enough for me!!!
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:52 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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Remember it very well in the Chicago area in the 1950's. It was received with universal boos by us kids.
It was first of the warehouse type stores and ahead of its time.

You should be happy to know that the chain went bankrupt in 1977 and disappeared, along with their jingles.
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