Date: Sat, 25 Nov 1995 23:02:49 -0800
From: Rima & Kim McKinzey rkm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLIP.NET
Subject: Re: The Automat
It was heaven. In 1960 (I was 9) for 15 cents I could (and did, grossing
out parents and sibling) have cherry pie for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Way cool. Happy Thanksgiving
I, too, have wonderful memories of the automat and was sorry to see them
close (although I haven't lived in NY for years). Growing up in a kosher
household, my mother (NEVER my father) would take me to the H&H
occasionally for lunch. Not being allowed to get any of the meat dishes, I
would only get vegetables on the cafeteria line. I was probably the only
8-10 year old who would get a plate of pickled beets, creamed corn, and
whatever other vegetable was being offered that day. The beets and corn
were a particular treat since I never had them at home. And then came
cherry pie. And cold milk out of those wonderful brass spigots. I can
still see and nearly taste it all so clearly. Yum.
Happy Thanksgiving to everybody. A holiday that revolves around food,
friends, and family - with almost no religious overtones. Works for me.