Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Vivian's

Vivian's was always there at the end of my paper route down Forest Avenue. Through sun, rain, sleet, and snow, one thing was constant, that gal flipping burgers at her grill. It was my last stop and after dropping her Evening Express on the counter, I often 'celebrated' with a Coke. Usually along with the refreshing drink, I sat at the windows and either counted my change, double checked for extras or briefly perused the Sports section. Fridays were special. Vivian always had a special treat for me: a delicious burger topped with cheese, grilled onions and my blend of ketchup and mustard. Vivian's Drive-In was there when I ended my 'work', and was STILL there, serving customers this week. Now, that's a stretch of burgers and red dogs!

20 comments:

  1. elle est belle cette maison toute en bois, cela fait tres année 1960

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  2. Looks a cozy place to enjoy a Coke with friends! :)
    Léia

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  3. ..Beautiful memories....
    And a dreamy photograph.
    Costas

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  4. A cheerful place with lots of memories. And, is your benefactor still there?

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  5. wow. that's really great! long live vivian's!

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  6. These little corner places are real treasures from the past. I remember a little German Bakery that I passed going to and from school. When I visit my home town in Illinois, I'm impressed that the little bakery is still there going strong.

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  7. Great color. Looks like a cozy place too. Nice post.

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  8. Hey BM, do you dad ever stopped here for an onion sandwich? Many happy Vivian returns to dad on his birthday!

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  9. Marchin, you are probably correct. Ah... onion sandwiches! And yes, Happy B-Day to Dad. He'd be 97 today. It's called time.

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  10. Sometimes it's really nice to have a few 'constants' in your life when you're growing up. I always thought of my Mum and Dad as my 'constants' wish they were still here.

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  11. Hey Birdman! Long time no see!! I need to stop by sometime... :P I hope you have been doing okay. I am not so sure I know about this store, but it sounds very nice. :)

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  12. Oh I want a cheeseburger now at the counter.

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  13. Birdman, it is fascinating that people from your youth are still up there in P-town doing what they are doing now that you are in your non-youth.

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  14. That burger sounds reallll good, and Vivian sounds like a peach.

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  15. It's good to see places like this still around. I like the look of it, very homey. I bet the food is good too.

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  16. Birdman -- Very bright and luscious colors. Nice place to hang out I'm sure. -- barbara

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  17. Boy can you stir memories and dreams.

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  18. Oh, gee, I love this post, every single bit of it. Most of all, I love that name, Vivian--that's my paternal grandma's name. Thanks!

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  19. I am sighing over their fabulous use of colors! What a great place to have in your memories :D

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