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Restaurant provides value and convenience

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

It has now been six weeks since we moved and it is beginning to look and feel like "home." I finally have hung most of my pictures and so it is really taking on the feel of home.

I still have five boxes in the house that haven't been opened or put away. But hopefully this week that chore will finally be done. There are numerous boxes out in our garage, but I will do those as I feel like it.

I guess now you could say we are "City Slickers."

Haven't met very many people here yet, but now that I have most of the boxes taken care of, I will have time to get out and make some new friends.

Across the road from us is a bar and supper club. During the week of Mother's Day, they had a big sign out on the marquee advertising a Mother's Day special -- choice of ham or chicken.

None of our family was planning on being here, so we called Doris, our daughter Susie's mother-in-law, and the three of us decided to try it out. We all ordered ham; it was huge pieces of ham cut right off of the bone. Garlic mashed potatoes and gravy, a roll, a vegetable and dessert included, which just happened to be a cheesecake brownie. It was to die for.

The helpings were so huge that we couldn't eat it all and brought the rest home for supper. And ... here is the good part -- the dinner was just $7.49.

The following weekend ,grandson Corey and wife Tamara, grandson Kurt and wife Shawna and great-granddaughter Lauren hadn't seen our new home, so they came for a visit and brought me a lovely housewarming gift, a hanging basket of flowers.

We ordered two big pizzas and an order of cheeseballs from the supper club and took them home to eat. They were homemade and delicious. Again the "price was right."

On their marquee for that Sunday was a chicken dinner. I went over to order them and asked what came with the dinner and they said four pieces of chicken and potatoes, vegetable and roll. I knew I could never eat four pieces of chicken, so I ordered one dinner with the four pieces which Bob and I shared and then another meal, minus the chicken. Everything was very tasty. I think we are going to like that place. We don't even have to get out and drive anywhere.

One thing I haven't had time to do since moving is get a haircut. So this week my project is to get my hair styled and cut. I look like a shaggy dog.

This past week we watched the Hatfields and McCoys. It was the wildest and most murderous movie I think I have ever seen, and to think it is all true.

Marilyn Miller
The Old Grey Mare