Carroll White and his wife Mary operate White’s Restaurant in East Belmont. They do a big local business. WE have eaten in restaurants in all fifty states and many countries and You will not beat Carroll’s simple eggs, I know it is silly, but his eggs are ‘pretty’ when they are brought out. I really cannot explain it, but do you know what I mean?
There are times I admire the cook above a CEO. Like an artist he/she has no one to blame, with the cook, the buck does stop there.
If you do not ADMIRE the cook, you have never tried to cook a 4-5 course meal to feed from 4 to 30 hungry people.
I am a soup kinda guy. I honestly do make delicious soup (Sherry says so). I have tried cooking several things at one time but every time I do, either something is burned, cold or forgotten. Imma tell you dang it, cooks are NOT APPRECIATED enough.
I had a wonderful mother, preparing a meal she was artistry in motion. If it was growing season she was sitting breaking beans or shelling peas into her apron. While something was in the oven, and dough was rising, tea was ‘steeping’ and potatoes waiting to be peeled, corn to be shucked. ( Beds made, house cleaning already done). I never in my entire life saw mama use a recipe or measure anything.
When folks sat at her table they did not have to wait. The biscuits were hot just out of the oven, everything was done and in bowls or pots on the table. I don’t ever remember her saying, “ I’m sorry I forgot xyz”.
I have built some beautiful homes. I have built a couple by myself, foundation to the roof (electrical and plumbing). But I am always in awe of the cook, whether it is at home or a cook at a restaurant. I could NEVER do that, they have my admiration.
Oh, don’t forget the waitress, ain’t no way I would try their job. I admire them all, but the one that has time to chat, moves like an oiled clock, and has everything you need? You want to hug ‘em.
PS: We are off to see the wizard, today talk, tomorrow the implant. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers.
Okay we are climbing the time line, nearly present day. Here are some 1974 cars…
They would not give upon the Gremlin… OUCH