Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Restaurant


This was known as The Restaurant in my youth....it was across the highway from our elementary school. Every morn the teachers' aids would come to each classroom and take our orders. This was back when you could get 5¢ and 10¢ candy bars or 5¢ and 10¢ bags of chips. Remember those days?

They took the orders for our morning recess for us to have a snack, or we could order something for lunch. All I remember anyone ever ordering for lunch was hot dogs. A dime for a plain hot dog, or 15¢ for one with chili. I don't know if they served more or not...most of us did not get to order lunch often.

And on holidays, when we had our little parties, we could bring money and order what we wanted to drink for our evening parties. I remember most of the time ordering root beer! It was such a treat for us to have pop!

If I remember correctly it only had room for 3 or 4 booths....but I really am not sure about this. I just know once I left home and went back, it seemed so small to have been so much a part of our lives. When we started to high school, I think we also caught the bus there part of the time.

It has been closed for I don't know how long now....but I would love to be able to go back inside.
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I had more to says but it is about time for Lorelei to get here. She has a bad cold and was all congested yesterday. So I need to finish getting ready for her.

14 comments:

dsmcaron said...

I enjoy memories like that. I had a second grade teacher, Mrs. Frazier, who made us Mexican food. I had never had it before (which seems incredible these days) and judging by the response the refried beans got, neither had anyone else in class!!

Deborah Godin said...

For some reason I can't see the photo, just that tiny red x in a box...I wonder if it's Blogger - I couldn't put a photo with my post today. Anyway, enjoyed your notes!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Rose, We had a 'hang-out' restaurant when I was growing up which was similar to yours. We would go there for lunch during high school. I could get 2 chili buns and a coke for a QUARTER....

Thanks for the memories.
Hugs,
Betsy

Carletta said...

They took orders in elementary school - wow! You must have gone to a small school. :)
We weren't allowed to go off school grounds when I was in high school.
Hope Lorelei feels better today.

Barb said...

Ahhhhhh you can't go to the restaurant today, but your memories are priceless and will always be with you! I love thinking back about things I did as a school girl! Thank you for sharing another glimpse of yours!

Small City Scenes said...

It would be neat if you could could find someone who owned it or was family to the owners and find out what happened or even go inside. If you went inside you would find even smaller than you remembered. MB

Tricia said...

Hi Rose!

I remember a lil place like this from my childhood too - It wasn't a restaurant though - it was a very small convenience store - no longer in business either.

Changing times

don said...

A fine nostalgic image that takes us all back... and back. I remember 5 cent Mr. Goodbars that were so thick they had whole peanuts in them...not the tricky bits of today!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Funny how we tend to remember places in our past as being much larger than they actually were. From the outside, it looks small compared to modern standards.

Yes, I admit to remembering 5-cent candy bars. I also remember being shocked when the price was raised to 10 cents. LOL

TSannie said...

We had something similar to that called "The Shack" It was on MU's campus and both MU students and the kids (me included) who went to the MU Lab School enjoyed many a lunch there...memories are just the BEST!

Mary said...

Wonderful memories. Thinks were so cheap back then! I love thinking about my childhood, but so many of the places are gone now. My house is buried under the Indy Airport parking lots, the drugstore where we hung out burned down, and I think they are doing to tear down part of the old schools I went to.....sign. Sometimes memories are the only way to go back.

George said...

What a nice post about the restaurant that was such a big part of your school days. Do you know if the building is still there.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Rose: What a neat rememberance of the past. We had a small store down the street that had penny candy.

dot said...

I remember those good ole days. We got cokes out of the machine at school for 5 cents. They went up to 6 cents and I was always amazed that the machine knew the new price. (dumb dot) lol

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