24 thoughts on “EAT HERE

  1. jcalberta January 8, 2014 / 3:46 am

    looks like my kind of place. im especially big on a good breakfast.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong January 8, 2014 / 8:52 am

      Diners have THE best breakfasts. Scrambled eggs, toast, hash browns with some bacon or sausage? I dream about it … but I can’t actually EAT it any more. Funny about life πŸ™‚

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      • jcalberta January 8, 2014 / 10:07 am

        OH! sorry i brought it up. One of life’s little pleasures. Can you still do coffee?

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        • Marilyn Armstrong January 8, 2014 / 5:01 pm

          Coffee is my drug of choice. We drink a LOT of coffee. Good coffee. I can eat, just not the stuff I used to eat. Can anyone?

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    • Marilyn Armstrong January 8, 2014 / 8:51 am

      It’s not actually. I was trying to make it look very old, but it’s really a pretty standard western Massachusetts diner. But then again, I really love diners.

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  2. fictionfitz January 8, 2014 / 7:13 am

    Reblogged this on A Common Place and commented:
    Diners are for Americans a common place. Are they also in other countries? This one looks gone, but others are reappearing in new locations

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    • Marilyn Armstrong January 8, 2014 / 8:54 am

      Diners are possibly one of the truly unique American cultural icons. And I absolutely love them! This only looks gone from the back (where no one is supposed to be peeking πŸ™‚ It’s all shiny from the front.

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  3. Garry Armstrong January 8, 2014 / 8:49 am

    On our list of things to do. We should do it while we can still digest the food.

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  4. orthodoxchristian2 January 8, 2014 / 11:06 am

    Cool pic!

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  5. catnipoflife January 8, 2014 / 12:57 pm

    I would be happy to have just ONE where I live! πŸ˜†

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    • Marilyn Armstrong January 8, 2014 / 5:18 pm

      For a long time, although the diner was invented in Massachusetts, they disappeared completely. In the last 20, people have been finding and restoring old diners all across the state. It’s great. We had lunch at Miss Mendon today and I have pictures I need to process. I think they came out nicely but I won’t know till I download them.

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      • catnipoflife January 8, 2014 / 5:36 pm

        If I remember correctly, that is the one I featured on Awakenings. Diners are great!

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        • Marilyn Armstrong January 8, 2014 / 6:59 pm

          Nope. The one on Awakenings was the one with the dripping hot dog neon sign in Worcester. This one is a much newer one in Amherst. I know my diners!

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  6. Holistic Wayfarer January 8, 2014 / 2:30 pm

    Really beautiful blog and pix. It is obvious you nurture this place. Enjoying my revisit.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong January 8, 2014 / 11:50 pm

      It’s one of the few things that remains (mostly) run as mom and pop operations. Everything else is being swallowed by chains.

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