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GGJ

Member Since 02 Nov 2009
Offline Last Active Nov 15 2009 03:32 AM
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In Topic: Toy Stores

15 November 2009 - 02:40 AM

Mason's Hobby Lobby was and is a local treasure!

Another toy store that I remember as a kid growing up in the 1980's was Children's Palace. Although it was a chain, it stood out due to its castle-like facade. According to Wikipedia, the chain went out of business in 1992.The one I occasionally was lucky enough to check out was at Grapevine Highway and NE Loop 820 in North Richland Hills across from the now demolished North Hills Mall. The location later became a Best Buy, and then that moved to Hurst, and now the location is an off-price Children and Baby Store.

In Topic: Colonial Cafeterias

15 November 2009 - 02:19 AM

What a great topic!
Giraffe, I especially enjoyed your referencing the sociological background of cafeterias...really interesting stuff.

The only Colonial Cafeteria I remember was the one near 183 and Precint Line Road and Hurst right near NE Mall. Even though it is now a Furr's, the building is the original, as it is a faux "colonial" (get it?) style house. I think about its former life as a Colonial Cafeteria on the couple of times I have been there to Furr's.

I'm in my mid 30's and I don't have a problem with cafeterias (or buffets) at all, I just dislike bad quality food, regardless of where it is served. Although, I have to say that it is a bit more inconvenient to have to ask someone for seconds (or thirds) than it is to just serve myself! closedeyes.gif

In Topic: Colonial Cafeterias

15 November 2009 - 02:04 AM

QUOTE (empty @ Jun 25 2008, 11:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If memory serves, the Colonial in Haltom City was originally a Wyatt's, but I'm not sure.

The Colonial at 8th and Pennsylvania brings up an old memory.

In junior high, I had an algebra teacher who was fairly old (probably about my current age). His wife had passed away and he'd moved into an apartment in that area. He told us that he ate almost all his meals at Colonial--he particularly loved their fried chicken.

One day, we had a substitute teacher. We were told that our regular teacher had suffered food poisoning from the cafeteria. He was out at least a week.

When he came back, we said, "You're not going back there, are you?"

He replied, "That's where I had dinner last night! Everyone makes a mistake now and then."



Great story about the teacher and the food poisoning incident!
Also, I believe you are correct about the Wyatt's Cafeteria on Denton Highway in Haltom City, in Haltom Plaza. I remember eating there in the 1980's.

In Topic: Your first videotape rental...?

15 November 2009 - 12:56 AM

Hey Ya'll:

I"m a longtime lurker, and first-time poster to this incredible forum.

My first video rental was from Clark's Video in Keller, right before the railroad tracks on Golden Triangle Blvd. We also rented alot from Diamond Food Store in Keller, as well as from Kwik Kountry in Haslet. (Remember when gas stations and grocery stores had video sections?) Later we were fans of Video Update in Fort Worth, as well as the local libraries.

Now, we also do Netflix...and still do the libraries!