October 24, 2007 Last week I shared some columns of the ALMONTE' from 1935. Business places from downtown would place ads on the back page. The prices will knock your eyes out. TERPENINGS was one of the several grocery stores in Almont. "A special discount will be given to schools and churches on holiday candies.'' Some of the prices are as follows: Chocolate covered cherries...1 lb. box 25˘, all 5˘ candy bars this week 4˘, Fancy salmon steak large can...25˘, Fresh link pork sausage...lb. 22˘, Frankenmuth full cream cheese...lb. 25˘, Homemade bread 7˘, pies 20˘, assorted cookies...2 dozen...25˘, pineapple buns...dozen...20˘, lunch rolls...dozen...20˘. Good ol' 1935, life was so simple for a teenager.
Time is passing too fast until Daisy and I will be moving to Frankenmuth. The Tri-City Times gang gave me a great send off. I thought it was to be just Delores and her family. What a surprise when I walked into the banquet room at Tietz's and there was the whole gang. What fun they are! I was presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers and vase for my table and a card signed by all, to take with me. But, I intend to keep writing.
Back to packing...tah, tah.
— Country Cousin
Gertie is an Almont native and historian. She has been writing a local column for us for over 30 years. You'll enjoy her friendly and colorful style of writing.