I remember when I turned 5 my parents took me to Gino’s. I was so excited because I got to pick where I wanted to go for my birthday meal. I remember the food came in a small red and white striped box, and we sat at a long table with round seats. Isn’t it crazy how you remember some things in such great detail?
Do you remember Gino’s? How about J.M. Fields or Orange Julius at the North Mall?
My mom used to work at the state liquor store on the lower level of the North Mall (anyone remember Dorothy Andrews) so I spent a good deal of time at that mall. I loved running up the ramp that ran from the lower level to the upper level where I’d always try to talk my way into getting a hot dog and orange smoothie from Orange Julius. Or, sometimes if my dad was hungry, too, and we were waiting for mom to finish her shift, we’d get a bite to eat at the lunch counter inside G. C. Murphy.
If you love reminiscing about stores and restaurants that are no longer around, you must check out the extensive directory on Joan Concilio’s blog, Only in York County. This directory and Joan’s weekly posts on this topic are popular features, and she’s great about updating the directory with new posts and links.
Pop over and check it out and while you’re there, don’t miss her list of highlights for the year.
Also, here’s a blast from the past from my writing blog, Buffy’s Write Zone: a tribute to TV shows of the 1960s.