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Saturday, June 12, 2010


Explain this please: Why did ham and eggs, bacon and eggs, all with toast and coffee, taste better at the counter of the five and dime.....whether Woolworth's or Kresge's? Same for that morning cup of coffee and a donut. Explain it if you can. I can't, but I can tell you that there was something about eating at those counters that planted a thing in our minds that it tasted better here than "there." When I was dating my dear wife Judy there were many times when I drove her downtown for her job at Yard's. We made many early morning stops for breakfast at Clede's Luncheonette on E. Hanover Street. The very same "it tastes better here" thing happened! Completely beyond explanation. It must be a mental fixation.


Ralph Lucarella said...

Hi Tom....I'll tell you why. At the counters and at the restaurants, you sit down leisurely and they wait on you. At home it's a big mess and there's a certain amount of work. I've been doing it now for 12 years since my wife passed away and when I can sit down and get waited on, I really enjoy it. God Bless the old 5 ans 10s and do you remember Horn and Hardett's. Best Regards.

JoeZ said...

Ralph and Tom: I use to take my sons for breakfast every Saturday to the Casino, great breakfast not expensive and never rushed.

Anonymous said...

Tom - Woolworth's 5 and 10 had an entrance on State St. and another from the parking lot across Front St. from Lit Bros. Department Store. So convenient to get to State Street through the 5 and 10! Lakeside Girl