Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sundays in My City: Sunday Drive

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In a tiny town in Wisconsin, there's a tiny restaurant called Memories on Main.
Mr.4444 took me there for breakfast Sunday morning. 

The restaurant has a lot of character. A sweet little old lady greeted us as we entered.  The homemade food (which was good) was cooked on a regular stove in a tiny kitchen. The bathroom (unisex) has all kinds of framed front pages from historical events from the past 100 years or so.
(Sorry--no bathroom pictures; I try to avoid taking my phone into bathrooms.)

In the dining area, there's an authentic juke box!

I'm not sure if it works or not (Sunday mornings aren't really the time for rocking out.),
but I did note that it was filled with some very popular hits from back in the day.

 Paper Roses, by Anita Bryant caught my eye, as did Travelin' Man, by Ricky Williams.

[On a side note, writing this post made me think of how beautifully Dave, of 42North,
and Nezzy, of Cowpatty Surprise write about history and music.
Those two know how to tell stories about the past!]

If you go to Memories on Main on Thursday, you'll find a wall full of daily specials,
including this one:

(Clearly, children are not their best customers.haha)

On the way home, we stopped at a yard sale,
and I saw one of the strangest things I've ever come across at a yard sale,
a wicker and bamboo motorcycle.
[Price tag $425, incidentally.]

There was also this $75 "cello," though I didn't know they made cellos that huge; 
it looks like my niece's "base."
Is there such thing as a base cello??

The last thing I noticed on this gorgeous day was this:

Yes, there's plenty of culture in Wisconsin....

(Try not to hold it against us, okay? :)


  1. thanks for sharing the travelin you did with your man on Sunday.
    That's a classic from 1961 !! - you weren't even here yet were you?

  2. Mrs4444 - thank you for the kind words. I love the photo of the fishing rods, bike and silo. Can't get much more Wisconsiny than that unless you add beer, cheese and football into the loop.

  3. Wowie! Somebody paid a pretty penny for that stringed instrument at some point in the past!

    Culture in Wisconsin---I love it all.

  4. What a great restaurant. There's nothing better than vintage.

  5. Love the jute box… no so much the liver and onions. Blah!

  6. We just returned from Kansas, there is plenty of odd out there in the great USA. Glad to hear you had a good weekend.

  7. I'm rather fond of the bicycle weather vane!

  8. Thanks for reminding me of how much I used to love "Traveling Man". Great song. Looks like you guys had a fun day. BTW, that wicker bike....crazy!


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