Thursday, April 14, 2011

Now That Was Something!

Every once in a while something from the present triggers a memory from the past. We decided to have Frito boats for dinner tonight, you know, chili, Frito's, onions & cheese....all stuff that is good for you. Well at least it tastes great.

Anyway, this got me thinking about a place that was very dear to many of us youngsters growing up in a small town. We had a pizza joint but no McD's. We had the best ice cream any of you could every want. We had an A&W (that's where we had our first Frito boats) and we had Burt's.

Burt had a 47 cent special every day; a hamburger, fries and a coke (maybe Pepsi but you get the picture). There wasn't a week that went by that I did not eat there for lunch at least once. Can you imagine getting a burger, fries and a coke for 47 cents today....and it wasn't fast food, they cooked the burger to order. He also had chili burritos, deep fried, smothered with chili.... also so very healthy.

But the best memory I have of Burt's Dari-Delight is sitting in my 68 metallic blue Road Runner with my best friend on November 10th 1968, the day I asked her to be my wife.

1 comment:

Cami Kaos said...

Now I'm weepy. And I want a frito boat.

I love you guys.