New commenter Chrissie Hilliard, along with regular reader and commenter Mark, it turns out, BOTH worked at Rutter’s-the-restaurant, which you’ll remember used to be one of my family’s favorite spots to eat.
Chrissie wrote: “I worked as a hostess at the Rutter’s Restaurant by the Galleria in the summers of 1990 and 1991, I think. The girls had to wear this milkmaid uniform, which looked like a dress straight out of Little House on the Prairie. The most conservative restaurant attire I have ever seen! It was a cozy place and the ice cream sundaes served with a few pretzel sticks were the best. I was sorry to see all of the Rutter’s restaurants close.”
Mark had been there a few years earlier, as a busboy and then cook from 1986 to 1988 at the location on Lightner Road.
What’s interesting is, until now, I didn’t realize that those matched the years my family was eating there. Maybe Mark cooked my food at one location and Chrissie seated us at another! 🙂
Thank you all for feeding into my love of nostalgia today!