I can’t stop myself for my life is filled with Happy Places.
She’s closed now but, my, the marvelous breakfasts we had. Corned Beef Hash with eggs and cheddar cheese, biscuits and gravy and stuffed French toast gave way to Hot Beef Sandwiches or ‘the Special’ for lunch. We went together, often had guests and always sat at the counter so we could marvel at the short order cooks as they worked their magic. When all was said and done; a malted milk shake or homemade pie ala mode sent us out into the cold night under a sweet benediction.
She faded slowly and now sits empty but the memories are good and just all that. If I smile I can taste the crispy hash browns. Mommy!
This is from a comment made to a reply from Mike: There are three empty diners on the site now. All were collected by an area artist and teacher, Jerry Berta, who loved diners and made ceramic diners. One entire diner was turned over to his atelier, plus kiln, as a matter of fact he fired some of my clay work in exchange for me working there once. Alas, he over extended, bought that third diner and tried to change it into a chi chi wine and supper place and it turns out we lowly customers want our diners to be greasy food castles. That final purchase was followed by a death in the family (if I remember correctly.) and the diner has since changed hands. Jerry also built a fantabulous mini golf course on the site. It is heartbreaking when we pass Rosie’s now as she is a little worse for wear and sits empty.
Look at Jerry Berta’s great diner art! Oh man, look at those prices. I should have bought one for a hundred dollars or so back when I could:http://fineartamerica.com/featured/neon-diner-jerry-berta.html
And for you American’s who remember the old commercials you have seen this diner in commercials. Yes, it is THAT Rosie’s