Tag Archives: small town shops

Memorial Day ~ Delaware downtown sunrise


Hope you have a fantastic parade,

family time, barbecue picnic ~

Happy Memorial Day!

The Delaware Gazette 

newspaper building is 

on the left side midway

down in this photograph.

I’m up on Lake Erie, one of the

Great Lakes, with my “shadow,” 

grandson, Micah Robert.

I will spend time with dear Mom,

my brothers Randy and Rich,

and amazing sister-in-law Susan.

What are you up to today?

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Antique store series, #3


Art deco sculpture,

Pink rose Tiffany lamp lookalike,

Porcelain dishes set with Asian pattern

in blue, burnt sienna, and silver edges,

Light green Jade colored milk glass 

with lead metal edging on lamp.

Depression era or the 30-40’s. . .

Lots of “ooh’s” and “ahh’s”

by the two young ladies,

the M & M sisters.


Does anyone remember

the Peacock sisters 

from either play or

television series,

“The Odd Couple?”

Antique Shop ~ a fashionable story


“Up to Her Neck in Hot Water”

by Robin O. Cochran

“The fashionable woman in

her brilliantly colored paisley dress

felt free of constraints, burned her bra.

As she prepared for the evening party,

there was an overwhelming fear of

her parents who had “Donna Reed”

retroactive, “backwards” ways.

The water level in the tub 

reached her neck and

seemed to pull her

downwards slowly.

Must she give up?


Written after I

saw the dusk blue

reflection upon the

mannequin in her

“Mod” style dress.

It took me back to 

Goldie Hawn and Twiggy.

Who do you think of when you see

a “maxi” dress from this time period?

Thursday’s Doors ~ Hamburger Inn Diner, (full view)


This is a popular local diner,

Hamburger Inn Diner.

Located at 

16 North Sandusky Street

Delaware, Ohio  43015.

Established in 1932,

Open all night on Friday and Saturday!

A favorite place for college students,

Local “townies” who meet their 

friends and family members.

When I arrived in this

small town, I had read a

Grumpy Gourmet review,

where he recommended the 

sliced home fries, topped with

fried onions and American cheese.

He added the homemade maple rolls

freshly baked will melt in your mouth.

Black Angus hamburgers with freshly

handcut fries are delicious.

You may like a slice of 

homemade pies or a

tasty ice cream milk shake.

It is worth the wait!

Please stop by this blog, written

by a leader in his own door pursuits:

Norm Frampton’s 

Thursday’s Doors.


Hope you will find your own place

that serves up delicious food with

a sense of hometown pride.

Many come from afar, so 

if you get a “hankering”

for this 85 year old

diner fare,

Let me know~

I’ll meet you there!