Date: Sat, 25 Nov 1995 23:02:49 -0800 From: Rima & Kim McKinzey 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. Rima