Well, I was going to post more photos of the Museum of Natural History in Washington, but once again blogger isn't being agreeable and wouldn't let me upload photos. So let's take a walk down Memory Lane.
On the weekend, the local paper had an article on the bakeries that were in town in the 1950s. McHutchions was on the main street, two blocks away from downtown. I remember the smell of baking bread as I walked down the street when I was a teenager. If I had a few cents in my pocket, it would draw me in to browse over the large selection of cookies, candies, cakes and other delicious bake goods. Often I would chose a date square and be on my way.
When I was younger, Dad would bring Mom, my younger sister and I to town on the odd Saturday morning and we would wait at Uncle Jim's or Aunt Theresa's for the stores to open at 9am. We would browse Kresge's, the Metropolitan and Woolworth's.
Not far from Woolworth's stood the White Bakery. They handed rainbow sugar cookies out to children and we would coax Mom to stop in so we could get our treat. Those cookies would melt in your mouth. I can still remember how they tasted.
Today, there is only two bakeries in town. One is at the far end of the city and the one that is near us isn't anything like the bakeries of the 1950s. There is no smell of baking bread, but there are some nice baked goods on display. About twice a year I stop in to get a small treat, but it just isn't the same.
Do you remember going to the bakery when you were young? If so, I'd enjoy hearing about your experience.