Remember When for the week of 4/4/2012

Keri Taborkski
Feather Publishing Historian


75 YEARS AGO........1937

Advertisement: Grocery items for your Easter dinner-- Royal gelatin 5 cents a package, large eggs 21 cents a dozen, ham 23 cents a pound, fresh asparagus 12 cents a pound, coffee 28 cents a pound--Kilpatrics, Quincy.


50 YEARS AGO........1962

Advertisement: The best of everything for your Easter dinner: ham 45 cents a pound, asparagus 17 cents a pound, leg of lamb 69 cents a pound.

Advertisement: Special at Hotel Quincy: Easter dinner $2.50 Noon 'til 9 p.m. Have Easter dinner with the family at Jack's Place at Virgilia--pan fried chicken or baked ham, $2.50. Easter Sunday breakfast at River Pines in Blairsden--buckwheat pancakes 50 cents or dinner featuring leg of lamb $2.95, ham $2.75 or beef stroganoff $3.25.


25 YEARS AGO.........1987

Advertisement: Grocery store items for your Easter dinner: ham 97 cents a pound, asparagus 69 cents a pound, strawberries 59 cents a basket, mayonnaise $1.49 a quart, yams 40 cents a pound, cream cheese 79 cents, frozen pie $2.50, cool whip topping 89 cents a tub, butter $1.69 a pound, eggs 79 cents a dozen, artichokes 49 cents each.

Advertisement: Eat out on Easter--Beckwourth Tavern featuring leg of lamb $10.95, prime rib $11.95. Sierra Valley Lodge--baked ham complete dinner $7.50.


10 YEARS AGO.......2002

Advertisement: Eat out on Easter--Cafe Mohawk Brunch featuring Bavarian eggs benedict (eggs benedict served atop a German potato pancake) $7.95, crepes $8.50, omelet ranchero $7.50. Or celebrate at home with these grocery store specials--Ham $1.29 a pound, asparagus $1.39 a pound, cauliflower $1.50 a head, baby carrots $1.50 a bag, grapes 99 cents a pound, hot cross buns $3.50 a dozen, potato salad $3.99 a pound, strawberries $2.50 a basket, six inch Easter lilies $6.00.

Note: items included in the weekly Remember When column are taken from our bound newspaper archives and represent writing styles of that particular period. The spelling and grammar are not edited, so the copy is presented as it actually appeared in the original newspaper.


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