Hubs took me out to breakfast this morning. I chose The Carolina Lunch (that is only open for breakfast). As you can see, this is the quintessential small town cafe where everybody knows everybody's name, rank, and serial number. As we walked in the owner, Warren Morrell, called out, "Good Morning, Curtis Chapman!"
The coffee arrived as soon as we took a seat. "Talk to me," cackled the waitress, when Hubs told her we were ready to order.
(I swear that is one of Hub's quotes.
Warren told me he and his wife, Jeanette, have run the Luncheonette (how 1950's is that word?) for the past 24 years. They took over from her Aunt and Uncle Robert and Mamie Galloway who ran it for 18 years. Before that Jim Griffin ran it. Warren doesn't know who first started the cafe. He did tell me that up until 1950, Pop Cannerella had an open air market on that block of the city.
The dad stopped to visit with another table and catch up on the news with them. Working out of town now, not able to get any thing around here.
Oh, and we got to catch up with my children's first grade teacher and her husband.
And off we went to do some local shopping so that the Carolina Lunches of our small town can stay in business!