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  The Chatter Box : Blathering On
  
  
  
 
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Re: Wimpey or McDonald? by elina on 26 March 2008 1:05pm
 
Yes, I thought it was my internet connection that wouldn't let me in, but apparently it was a bigger thing... Glad it is and you all are back!
 
Re: Wimpey or McDonald? by Spursfan on 26 March 2008 2:13pm
 
Yes - it's been off since Friday night !

I've been having withdrawal symptoms!
 
Re: Wimpey or McDonald? by kazzzz on 26 March 2008 2:33pm
 
Oops didn't see the posts here, started a new thread about the site being down.
 
Re: Wimpey or McDonald? by mrsthing on 27 March 2008 1:28am
 
Speaking of ice cream treats: I remember running after the ice cream truck with a nickel in my hand to buy a fudgesicle (we called them fudgeickles) or a blue popsicle. My brother liked the push-ups, which were 7 cents.

But the absolute PINNACLE of ice cream delight was the hot fudge sundaes at Bailey's ice cream in Boston. Oh, man; better than anything you can think of! Creamy homemade vanilla ice cream with genuine hot melted fudge on top, then a layer of thick marshmallow (I think it was heated up Fluff, but I'm not sure) or whipped cream whipped by hand on the premises, and topped with a maraschino cherry with a stem. All served in a frosty cold silver-plated cup set on an ice-cold silver-plated dish, with the fudge and marshmallow dripping over the fluted edges of the bowl onto the dish.

Bailey's went out of business years ago; done in by the new chain ice cream stores. But the memory lingers on...
 
Re: Wimpey or McDonald? by Spursfan on 27 March 2008 9:14am
 
Sounds delish Judy.
 
Re: Wimpey or McDonald? by Rox on 27 March 2008 12:52pm
 
Yum, Mrsthing...Sounds perfect...I want one :)
Bah humbug, down with the chain stores ! One day the whole world will be shopping under the guise of one almighty chain store.
 
Re: Wimpey or McDonald? by mrsthing on 27 March 2008 2:19pm
 
I can't remember which Olympics it was, but one year the huge corporation, Beatrice, made itself known. They owned a startling array of brand names which in turn owned other brand names (the way Pepsi owns Frito Lay, for example). But instead of us all going ga-ga for Beatrice, it seemed to stir up a lot of paranoia, and Beatrice jokes made the rounds for a long time afterward.

So maybe we're already shopping under the guise of one almighty chain store that's laying low to allay suspicion. lol
 
Re: Wimpey or McDonald? by Rox on 27 March 2008 3:35pm
 
Who knows ! One thing is for sure, that over here in Australia, Coles and Woolworth supermarkets have 80% share of the market PLUS they too own petrol outlets, liquour outlets and some hardware stores to name but a few........Now if Coles and Woolworths merge and then another company from overseas purchases them - lets say Beatrice.....well all I can say is "Bring back the Knickerbocker Glory and Boston's Baileys Ice Cream parlour"...... :) I'm all for supporting the little guys......
 
Re: Wimpey or McDonald? by mrsthing on 27 March 2008 11:42pm
 
We patronize the independent shops as much as we can. But there are a few things I can ONLY find at Wal*Mart. And I get nostalgic for McDonald's every now and then.
 
Re: Wimpey or McDonald? by Rox on 28 March 2008 4:21pm
 
......... and I shopped at Woolworths today :)
 
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