Wednesday, October 16, 2013

In Fred Meyer's - 3 Word Wednesday

Thom writes:
Each week, I post three words. You write something using the words.

Then come back and post a link to the contribution with Mr. Linky (but please, link to the exact post, not your blog, by clicking on the exact post title and paste it to Mr. Linky below). As always, there's no hard-and-fast rule that you have to post on Wednesday.

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This week's words:

Daunting; Fastidious; Intensify

In Fred Meyer's

Trying to keep love,
I would go out to Freddy's
late at night for that.
I would go back there
however daunting the store
might be to keep love
alive, how I feel now.

Mister fastidious, me-
I'm all squeaky clean
and scrubbed pink in part,
a ritual bath taken
to intensify
my presence tonight
among you all, with all your
different plain Jane
stories just like mine,
trying to keep love alive
just like me tonight.

‎October ‎16, ‎2013 6:29 AM

Wiki says:
"Fred Meyer, Inc., is a chain of superstores founded in 1922 in Portland, Oregon, by Fred G. Meyer (not to be confused with Frederik Gerhard Hendrik Meijer, former chairman of the Meijer superstore chain). The company was one of the pioneers of one-stop shopping, eventually combining a complete grocery supermarket with a drugstore, clothing store, shoe store, fine jewelers, home decor store, home improvement center, garden center, electronics store, toy store, sporting goods store, and more under one roof.

"Fred Meyer stores are located in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska. Before the company's merger with Kroger in October 1998, it traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol FMY. Although the company is now a division of Kroger, the stores are still branded Fred Meyer, and the western region of the Kroger Corporation is headquartered in Portland.

"Fred Meyer is sometimes known as "Freddy's", a nickname the company was given by its customers and which is used in its advertising. For a number of years, the company has used the marketing slogan What's on your list today? You'll find it at Fred Meyer! or, more simply, What's on your list today? in its advertising."


  1. A nice piece with a nostalgic feel.

  2. It is good to click on the picture to really get into the store!

    1. Eek! There is nothing like really being there. You can furnish an entire home and stock it too. You only have to visit one time to do it. Oh yes, you can completely clothe your whole family and gather everything for your pet and all your sporting needs too. And more, get the wedding ring while you're at it and a whole music library for the reception plus the equipment you need for playing it, and the newest TV too. This plus the groceries. I avoid this store as much as possible.

    2. They even have a comprehensive health food section, super store style.

  3. just don't get stores like that in the UK (yet - we're almost there)..when i lived in Cleveland Oh (briefly) it was Giant Eagle..the name was so fantastic to me..I remember reading a book set in a Staples store..there is much to learn about life in the aisles!


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