Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Hometown Reds


Join Sue over at It's A Very Cherry World. each Rednesday for lots of red goodness.

I went digging through my pictures and came up with some reds from my hometown.



First is the Day and Night Diner. You can get a good meal in this Worcester Lunch Car, nearly all original inside and out. Others have posted pictures of this diner and many other Worcester Lunch Cars in this FlickR group. When we travel, we always look for local diners to get a good meal and wonderful vintage atmosphere.





You can also get a good meal served in this vintage railroad car. It's part of the Steaming Tender Restaurant here in town. The main restaurant is located in the historic train station but the owners bought and converted this car to accommodate small parties. We were privileged to get a little tour of the work in progress but I haven't been in the 'new' car since it's been put into service.



















And since Memorial Day is less than two weeks away, I thought I'd share a nice picture from last year's parade. The fire trucks usually bring up the rear in the parade. Because my small town is made up of four villages, each with it's own fire department, we have lots of emergency equipment. No blasting horns or sirens on Memorial Day though, out of respect for the solemn occasion.

11 comments:

~~Carol~~ said...

Those old diners are my most favorite places to eat! They always have the best food, and the whole atmosphere is so much fun. I really wish there was one in our town. Actually I can't think of any that are close by, but there are some really great ones in the town we stay in on vacation in Wisconsin. One of them has THE BEST potato pancakes!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Mica said...

how fun... I love looking for random reds in my own town..thanks for sharing these great pics. Mica/The Child's Paper

craftyles said...

Oh my- I love those vintage buildings. Inever thought about looking at them for reds. Duh! I'll be on the look out now.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love the Day and Night Diner, so much fun! How wonderful that it is nearly all original.

Happy Rednesday!
Sally

barncat said...

That diner looks like so much fun, nothing like that near me. I bet it's just as fun inside!

joy said...

Hello, I enjoy your blog. Fun and inspirational! Have a great day, Joy
joysthoughtsandthings

SueLovesCherries said...

Oooh, delightful! I'll have to take a drive out there sometime. You're probably about 1-1/2 hours from me.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Thanks for your visits and your encouragement! ♥

Creative Breathing said...

Linda, I love when you remind me of wonderful song artists of the past. I was just a child, but I loved the singers because my mother did. Don't you love "Old Cape Cod"! a post card from there would a wonderful keepsake! E Have a great weekend!

Nan said...

I love that old diner you posted. I bet the food is good in there. We have nothing like that in town since there are no trains here. Thanks for always checking out my blog. Nan

Judy said...

Hi, I just saw that you're following my blog. Thanks! I'm following yours now too. I'm a Palmer resident as well. I love your town photos. My son marches with the Scouts in the Memorial Day parade every year. We always stand on the corner of Converse & Thorndike. "See" you on Monday! :)