Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Way Back When-esday: The Cafe That Cares

Dateline: July 2008
Twins' Age: 6

Earlier this week, thanks to the observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we were able to visit a long-loved restaurant---one only open weekdays from 11am-2pm.

Some years back, we loftily planned to start a Sesame Street-inspired series entitled "Who are the People in Your Neighborhood?" and kicked it off with the lovely ladies cozying up to my kids in the image above. (We are now re-committing to that goal....)

Sadly, we learned during our visit with Mrs. Neely (top right) that "Ma" (top left) recently was forced to retire---dementia onset, due to Alzheimer's.

How grateful we are for many, many smile-filled afternoons to remember with great fondness and love this Way Back When-esday.

Why don't you dive into your digital files and play along with Way Back When-esday?

Seek out an overlooked snapshot or scan a scrapbook find...share an image you might not otherwise. Tell the tale and place a post on your blog. Be sure and link back to participate in the web-wide reverie...and please leave a comment when you do!




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6 comments:

KerryB said...

Hi Cheryl! I'm not sure how to link up! I already have my Wordless Wednesday Photo up but i will hold that off until next week and find a way back....You have the best ideas!
Kerry
www.new2two.com

Terra said...

This is a very special thing you are doing!!!

Dumb Mom said...

Love looking back at old photos.

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

I love the feeling of community in knowing people in restaurants and stores we frequent. There are folks who've known my husband and me for years, who saw me through my pregnancy, and now know the girls by name. Glad to see I'm not the only one with photos of such friends, too. :)

angie said...

I love the idea of knowing AND caring about the people around you.

And, I didn't know you were a museum docent! So cool.

YOu always inspire me!

cat said...

So sad! Really Alzheimers is the worst of them all - robbing them of their memories.

And I remember the original post! I have also done a few posts about our little neighbourhood places. Love them