Cars we dated in.... Dad's '59/60 Rambler.
The here and now: Merry Christmas
I am pretty worn out. Looking forward to ‘shakedown cruise’ of the coach. I sit here in the COACH in our back yard and listen to it rain. It ‘ain’t’ like a tin roof but I can still hear it. After being home and seeing friends, I remember some of our dates and the term ‘all the way.’ WE ate at several ‘drive-ins’ with curb-hops.
Dale's '28 Desota
Every part of the country has a saying or food unique to that area. I have a DIL from Pennsylvania and ‘Lebanon Sausage’, as THE BEST! You can’t have a long conversation with an Alabamian long if food comes up you will hear the words Conecuh Sausage. My mama would only have Duke’s Mayonnaise.
Vondale's dad's 1947 Fleetline Chevy
We are sure NC BBQ is best! WE have great BBQ in Concord and Bridges BBQ in Shelby. “R.O.’s BBQ’ Gastonia, is known for its slaw.”
We folks from NC have a staple you will find nowhere else. It is called Livermush. When the name is mentioned outside our area, folks go: “YUK, liver?” Well to be honest it is made from hog’s head and liver but you do not taste the liver. It is an all-purpose meat, the poor man’s steak or ham. We make sandwiches with it. Have breakfast or even dinner with fried livermush. It is cooked before packaging. It is eaten cold or browned in a skillet. I enjoy it either way.
Mama came to visit us in Missouri once. I mentioned missing livermush. Daddy went to the store and got the stuff and mama made us a dishpan full! Livermush is similar I guess, BUT not to be confused with Scrapple.
There is no limit to this subject. What is unique in your area?
Oh yeah the reason for this entry. When I got away from home in service I learned Hot Dogs are not always Hot Dogs. I had friends who would eat a Coney Island. It wasn’t really a hot dog. It was a wienie in a cold bun with ‘maybe’ mustard or ketchup. If my friend was adventurous he put both on it, EVERYTIME I laughed. My mama would have cried.
My (then our) 1950 Chevy Coupe
You have heard the term ‘All the way’ I am sure. Well mama’s dogs went all the way, “Mustard, ketchup, chili, onions and slaw”. 'All-the-way' is a common statement around home (a couple different meanings). When I was in NC I ate at the Dairy Queen and Tony’s Ice Cream place. Sherry had a ‘balony sandwich’ (That is how we say bologna) with onion, lettuce, mayo and tomato. I had two Hot Dogs All The way. I had the same at Dairy Queen. To my surprise, Dairy Queen’s was best.
PS: Yeah I was just a kid, 16-17 when we were dating, I tried that, ‘all the way’ thing I had heard about. But my girl said, “You gotta have a license to hunt in that area!” The only ‘all the way’ thing she agreed to was HOT DOGS!
Since I am a determined boy, with her consent, we got a license. Much better than Dairy Queen Hot dogs All the way!
(Imma get beat-up for this!)