There Is Only One Vintage Woolworth Luncheonette Left In America

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Do you remember when Woolworth’s was one of the most popular department stores in the country? Many people probably remember shopping there for a multitude of items. Created in 1878, it quickly became the model for what department stores would shape into. It also helped coin the term “five and dime stores” because most items, in the beginning, were five or ten cents.

In Bakersfield, California, there is a place called the Five & Dime Antique Mall. In the back corner of the building, past all of the vintage trinkets, you’ll find something very nostalgic. There sits a full-functioning former Woolworth luncheonette counter. It has the 22 counter seats and an open kitchen. It looks just as it did in the past! The place is called Woolworth’s Diner.

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Woolworth’s Diner holds the last functioning luncheonette counter in Ameria. Not only that, the Woolworth Diner wants to create an entire nostalgic experience. They offer a small selection of food items, but the menu contains things you would order back in the day. Think burgers, chili dogs, fries, potato salad, and milkshakes. Everything is under $10. It sounds so delicious!

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The decor also aims to tug at your nostalgic heartstrings. They want to celebrate the old five and dime stores with signs for old five cent Coca-Colas and more. While the Woolworth company officially went under in 1997, the Woolworth Diner hopes to live on to remind others of the past. Some of the original signs are still up and the luncheonette, chairs, and other items are all original.

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The Woolworth luncheonette counter isn’t just a nice memory, it also helped to shape history. There were many sit-ins at Woolworth’s during the times of segregation. At the time, Woolworth’s was so popular, protestors knew that having a sit-in there would gain attention. After sales started dipping, they finally desegregated the lunch counters. Do you remember when this happened?

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Have you ever visited the Five & Dime Antique Mall and Woolworth’s Diner in Bakersfield? If not, do you plan to make a trip out there to see it for yourself and order a delicious chili dog? If you enjoyed this article, please SHARE with your friends and family who would love to see this place for themselves!

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WATCH: Mr. Rogers Talks To The Original Wicked Witch Of The West, Margaret Hamilton

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Mr. Fred Rogers was truly a national treasure and still is to this day, and that’s something we can all agree on. The man had a heart of gold and saw the good in the world and the people in it. It was no different for Margaret Hamilton, who played the iconic role of the original Wicked Witch of the West in 1939 Wizard of Oz film.

Mr. Rogers sat down with Margaret for a little interview, talking about her role as the evil Wicked Witch in Wizard of Oz, make believe, and much more. The alleged rumor is that Margaret requested the interview because children were afraid of her because of her role in the film. We can all agree that the audience sees the purest and most gentle side of Margaret in this lovely 1975 interview.

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At the start of the interview, Mr. Rogers asks Margaret about her time playing one of the most widely-known villainous roles in film history. Margaret reveals that she had always wanted to play a scary role, perhaps the role of a witch, so when she got the opportunity she just had to take it.

She also says that she believes the Wicked Witch is often misunderstood. She says most children see the Wicked Witch as an evil person, but Margaret says that while she enjoys what she does and is happy with it, she never truly gets what she wants (the ruby slippers) and is frustrated because of that.

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Margaret also talked about how things were behind the scenes, especially while in character. She said she had to be very careful with her costume because the green makeup could easily rub off on her black dress and she also had to have someone else help her with her lunch for that day so she wouldn’t smudge her face makeup.

She said that while the making of the movie was a lot of fun, it was also tons of hard work and even frustrating at times when costumes came into play. Speaking of costumes, Margaret even put on a witch costume for old times’ sake!

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Mr. Rogers even helped her put on the witch’s cape, an important piece of the costume! She also did an imitation of the iconic Wicked Witch voice along with an evil cackle, which Mr. Rogers tried his best to imitate.

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We’re sure that all children watching saw the Wicked Witch in a much different light after this heartwarming interview.

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Mom Doesn’t Understand Why People Are Making Fun Of Her Child’s Unique Name

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Naming your child is a huge responsibility. While naming your child something unique or unconventional may sound incredible to you, it could potentially set up your child for a lifetime of teasing and also people getting their name wrong for the rest of their lives (which is mighty annoying).

One mom, however, is standing up for her daughter’s unique name, Disney, as she has received a slew of disapproving comments and people making fun of her name.

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Jade Jeanes and her husband Joshua are both 27 years old and huge fans of everything Disney-related. They thought that by having their first child together they would be able to share their passion of Disney with their little one, and what better way to start that off than by naming their first child Disney?

However, when Jade shared the unique name to a parenting group on Facebook, she was heartbroken when she received a ton of backlash for the name.

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Jade, while not regretting her daughter’s unique name, doesn’t understand how people couldn’t see the fun side of it and that they would rather have such negative comments.

“It’s just a name, there are ordinary names that people give that I don’t like, but I don’t tell them that they shouldn’t give those names,” Jade explains, “It was more of a fun post that I assumed people would be okay with. In the end, people just either hate it or love it.”

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“My husband’s siblings have young children and they like Disney films so she’ll be brought up in a big, happy Disney family,” Jade continues, “She’s a bundle of joy to be around.”

Completely ignoring the negative comments they have received on their baby’s name, they’ve decorated Disney’s room in, of course, Disney-related things! This includes silhouettes of Mickey Mouse and they say that she is always mesmerized when they put a Disney movie on the TV for her.

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Baby Disney has apparently already outgrown her Tangled outfit, but her Disney-loving parents plan to buy her many more. They also plan to take her to Disneyland Paris in a few years.

“We really can’t wait to take her to Disney World but since Josh and I both are afraid of flying, we thought we’d start with taking her to France first,” Jade says, excited about the family’s future plans, “We’ll wait until she turns two, but that can’t come around quickly enough.”

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You Have To Watch This Incredible 7-Year-Old Girl Sing For Celine Dion

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An adorable seven-year-old girl named Anjali recently got the chance of a lifetime to sing with Celine Dion. Anjali Singh was invited to sing on stage at a recent show by Celine. The best part? Anjali sounded amazing and stole the show! People all over the world are now falling in love with her voice. 

Anjali sang during Celine’s show during her Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace last week. Celine handed the little girl the microphone and kneeled behind her while she sang Celine’s song “I Surrender.”

How Was Anjali Able To Get This Chance To Sing For Celine?

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Sooooo excited for tomorrow to see my idol again:) thanks to my parents…front row! 😊 Hope she sees me singing with her…. I would love a chance to sing with her ! ☺️❤️🎤 #lasvegas @celinedion #celinedionfan #celinedion #myheartwillgoon #isurrender #caesarspalace #ashes #imalive #ilovecelinedion #frontrow #singer #7yearsold #lastshow #amazingsinger #celinedionlasvegas #celine #celinedionlasvegas #thecolloseumatcaesarspalace #dreambig #vegas

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How did Anjali get this amazing opportunity to sing onstage with Celine? She was sitting near the stage with her mom at the show. She held up a sign that asked if she could sing with Celine. Bless her heart, Celine saw the sign and invited her up near the stage right then and there!

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“Friday is the best day” because I met YOU Celine Dion ! Thank you so much for a memory of a lifetime and giving me this opportunity to meet you and sing to you and all your fans in the Las Vegas Caesar’s Colosseum. @celinedion #celinedion #lasvegas #thecolosseumatcaesarspalace #thecolosseum #bestfriday #7yearsold #memoryofalifetime #blessed #thankyou @caesarspalace @caesarsentertainment #lasvegasentertainment

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After Anjali finished the song, Celine told her she was the best and asked for her autograph! How sweet is that? Then Anjali gave Celine a card explaining how much she liked her and asked if she would follow her on Instagram. Oh, kids these days!

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PLEASE SHARE:) …My dream came true tonight! I got to sing to my idol, Celine Dion at the Caesars Colosseum. I even got a kiss and a hug, please SWIPE to the right. Thank you Celine Dion for giving me a memory of a lifetime😘❤️ @celinedion @caesarspalace #celinedion #celinedionfan #celinedionfans #celinedionvegas #celine #caesarspalace #thecolloseumatcaesarspalace #celinedionlive2019 #isurrender #dreamcometrue #iloveher @vegas #vegas @celilian._.official @celinediondaily @celinedion_fan_off @celinedion_family @caesarsentertainment #7yearsold #amazingsinger #agt @agtauditions @buzzfeed @todayshow @now.ive.seen.everything @whatstrending @theellenshow @ellentube @goodmorningamerica #goodmorningamerica @celinedion1_fans @tricey3115 @celine.universe @always.celinedion @nbcthevoice @ktnv #ktnv @fox5vegas #fox5vegas @nbcla #nbcla @abc7la #abcla @kearth101 @ryanseacrest #ryanseacrest @howiemandel #howiemandel #queenofvegas #celinedionvegas @iisuperwomanii @priyankachopra @russellpeters #ktla5news #ktla #ellendegeneres #ellen #buzzfeed @buzzfeed @celinedionswe @entertainmenttonight @etcanada #disney @disney @india.today #indiatoday @time @ranveersingh @viral_trnd

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Anjali’s mom said that Anjali’s dream has always been to sing with Celine and grow up to be just like her! It appears some of her dreams have already come true and she won’t forget this special moment. Perhaps Anjali will grow up to be a professional singer!

You Might See Anjali On Television Soon

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Thank you all so much at Access Live for having me on your show today! It was so nice talking to you all! Nice meeting all the Crazy 8 dancers today too, who are on the show World of Dance! The clip will air today on NBC4 Access Live at 12pm and again at 7pm on Access Hollywood ! @accessonline #access @nmoralesnbc @iamscottevans @kithoover #iamscottevans #kithoover #nataliemorales @jdixon215 @nbcworldofdance @thecrazy8s @thecrazy8soc #worldofdance @nbc #nbc #worldofdance2019 @agtauditions @agt #agtauditions #agt Thank you again Celine Dion @celinedion #celinedion ❤️ @theellenshow @ellentube @ellen #ellentube #ellendegeneres @ryanseacrest #ryanseacrest @onairwithryan @disney #disney

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She has already been performing around the country. She has been singing the national anthem at local events since last year. She has even auditioned for the show America’s Got Talent but hasn’t heard back yet. Maybe we will see her on the next season of AGT! We certainly hope so!

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7 year old Anjali got to sing two songs at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood last night, here are some clips of her singing Wrecking Ball and Shake It Off #hardrockcafe #hardrockcafehollywood @hardrockcafe @hardrockla thanks to @casualencounterskaraoke #mileycirus @mileycirus0ficial #taylorswift @taylorswift #shakeitoff #wreckingball #7yearsold #7yearoldsinger #talent #talentedkids #futuresinger #casualencounterskaraoke #agt #ellentube #ellendegeneres #littlebigshots #steveharvey

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Anjali’s mother said that Anjali and her family are just very grateful that she received this opportunity. She must love Celine even more than she already did. What an amazing story. Anjali really deserved it because she is such a great singer at only age 7!

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What an amazing night, I finally got to see my favorite singer in person! I didn’t get to sing with Celine Dion but I persisted to get her attention and was able to give her a note I made!! Yay! (see the pics! ) I will be back again soon to see if I can get an opportunity to go on stage with her… ! Hope she will follow me:) on Instagram !❤️ @celine_d_i_o_n @celinedion @celine.universe #celinedion #celinedionlive2018 #celinevegasshow #amazingvocals #7yearoldsinger #ellentube #ellendegeneres @ellentube @theellenshow #agt #giftedsingers #lasvegas #caesarspalace #celinedionfans #celinedionlasvegas #bestdiwaligift thank you to @el_bee_c for capturing the pics ! @celinedionfan4life #bestnightever #célinedion #celinedionrocks #celinedionfan #thecolosseumatcaesarspalace @thecolosseumatcaesarspalace #celinedionlive #celiniac #thedionfamily @thedionfamily

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Little Boy Let His Best Friend Buzz His Hair Off To Raise Money For Cancer Treatment

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When Lulu DeVries was diagnosed at just 6-years-old with a rare cancer called high-risk neuroblastoma, her parents were devastated. It’s a type of cancer that mostly affects children, and it starts out slowly. Her parents began noticing that Lulu was constantly fatigued and would even fall asleep in class. She was shown to be anemic and started taking iron supplements.

After problems persisted and her fatigue worsened, she was sent to a local hospital where after many tests were performed, they discovered the rare, cancerous tumor on her kidney the size of a grapefruit.

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“We heard the words that no parent wants to hear – your child has cancer. It felt like a dagger. The first few days after the diagnosis were a total daze,” Lulu’s father, Rob, said.

The type of cancer Lulu developed was from nerve cells in the fetus called neuroblasts. After birth, the neuroblasts usually develop as normal, but in some cases like Lulu’s, they came become cancerous and turn into neuroblastoma. In Lulu’s case, her tumor had been silently growing for quite some time after birth.

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Unfortunately, since Lulu’s cancer was already at high-risk, it meant that the cancer had already spread to her bones, bone marrow, and lymphatic system. This meant that she would not be a candidate for surgical removal, so she began treatment of chemotherapy, other types of surgery, a stem cell harvest, stints in isolation, and radiotherapy.

Lulu went through 11 rounds of chemotherapy before her parents were informed that her cancer was shrinking, making her a candidate for surgical removal of the tumor. She ended up having 95% of the tumor removed, followed by 17 doses of chemotherapy per week. Doctors are hopeful that immunotherapy will leave Lulu cancer-free, but with that there’s still a 50% chance she could relapse.

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However, there might be successful treatment outside of the UK (where they’re located)

Lulu’s parents found what might be a successful treatment in New York, called the bivalent vaccine. The vaccine has shown to be promising in preventing a relapse. “Before it felt like we were walking into a casino and betting everything on a 50/50 chance,” Lulu’s dad says, “But after being told that we felt the odds were more in our favor but unfortunately it comes at a price. But cancer leaves you with no choices.”

However, the trial for the vaccine is £162,000 (almost $215,000 in the U.S.). That’s when Oisín, Lulu’s best friend, took it upon himself to lend a helping hand. He decided on shaving off his hair to raise money for Lulu’s treatment.

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Oisín’s fundraising goal was £2,000, despite his parents urging him to go with an easier target of £100. But the boy persisted, and had Lulu do the honors of buzzing off his hair. “I look like you now!” Oisín said when Lulu was finishing buzzing his hair.

The young boy actually ended up raising £2,800, greatly surpassing both goals! “It was a special moment. He’s a determined young boy,” said Lulu’s dad, “At other fundraisers, he’d go up to people and tell them what he was doing and then come back to Jo and say ‘Here you go, mum. Here’s another fiver’.”

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In the meantime, with Oisín’s best efforts, Lulu’s family has also set up a JustGiving page to help raise even more money for Lulu’s treatment. As of this time they are about 34% there! You can check out the page and donate to help Lulu receive treatment in New York!

“She has been so brave, she is our little hero. But we’ll do anything to save our daughter’s life and prevent a relapse.”

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Homeless Man Says He’ll Work For Free, 16-Year-Old Finds Him A Real Job And A Home

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16-year-old Charlotte Howard of the UK recently came across a note on the streets on Hastings, East Sussex. The note was laid next to a tent and upon reading it, she felt compelled to do something about it. The note was written by 37-year-old Anthony Johnson who had been homeless for nine years and living on the street.

The note detailed that the man was willing to work a free trial to show he’s hardworking. It also said that he doesn’t do drugs or drink and is willing to show his skill-set for anyone interested in various different fields of work.

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The note detailed the following:

“Work wanted
I will do a trial for free to show how I work. I don’t take drugs or drink
I will also do:
Dog walking-minding.
Window cleaning.
Sloping.
Gardening.
Car valiting-washing
Housework, cooking
Anything to earn a living and make life seem worth living.
Help change a life”

After reading the note, Charlotte took a photo of it and posted it to Facebook to try and help. It was then noticed by Nelson Smith, a landscape gardener, who saw potential in Anthony’s skill-set. He contacted Charlotte and the two set up a gardening job for Anthony that he will start soon!

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“I have had problems with mental health in recent years and in this post, I saw someone trying to help themselves,” Nelson said.

Anthony was incredibly grateful for Charlotte and her efforts to help him find a job. “I wouldn’t have got anywhere looking for a job if it wasn’t for her – she really is incredible. It’s not like I haven’t previously been asking for help but all it takes is an open-minded person like Charlotte to come along and help.”

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Anthony revealed that he’s had a past with drug use and crime, but he’s turned his life around completely since then. “I didn’t want to do the things I used to do – my social circles used to be drug takers and criminals. Now it’s pastors and people doing outreach work. Getting a job is about having something to do rather than rotting away on a bench – it’s about having something in your life and at the moment that seems to be coming back.”

Anthony truly wanted to make a difference in his life, but he needed the extra help from a good soul like Charlotte, who also managed to raise over £1,000 by using GoFundMe for a caravan so Anthony would have a place to live while working.

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“Thank you for helping change what I have going on, thank you for understanding my situation,” Anthony says to those who donated to help out, “If I could write a message to thank every single person who donated then I would.”

What an absolutely heartwarming story that reminds us that there are truly selfless and giving people in the world, like Charlotte.

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