Jack’s Drive-Inn in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1958 was not anything like the fancy diners and ice cream stores we
Dad’s 172 looked something like this!
now have. It was a large added on section of a house that stuck out into a parking lot that could hold not more than four or five cars.
Jack made hamburgers, French fries and perhaps the world’s best malted milk. On a hot, muggy afternoon not far from the Missouri River there was nothing better than a malted milk at Jack’s Drive-Inn.
“Garage Sale of Biblical Proportions” was the sign our neighbors (Jeff & Marie) erected to announce their garage sale last weekend. The wife and I figured this was a real can’t miss event, so we ambled over to see what goodies they had that we couldn’t live without. Fortunately, there was no treasure in their trash so we went home empty handed.
While looking over their knick-knack table (“You can have anything on the table for only 10¢ each”), and fiddling with a broken camera tripod (“Oh, I suppose I could let you have it for only five dollars”), Jeff came up to me and whispered, “Ron, do you know anyone who can use a waterbed?”
“I didn’t know people were still sleeping on them,” I mused.
Last week I began listing the Top Ten Most Common Excuses for NOT Talking to Your Mate. Here is a brief review of Excuses 10 – 6:
Excuse # 10: The Smartphone. A text or phone call is allowed to interrupt anything.
Excuse # 9: The job. For some, the dirty little secret is that one partner is happier at the office than at home so he or she seeks out projects to keep them at work.