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Defunct Restaurant Chains

I saw this post and wanted to share some of the Defunct Restaurant Chains that I remember going to.

Howard Johnson’s — Only went there a couple of times. A good place for diner food.

Kenny Rogers’ Roasters — There was one in my hometown of Flint, Michigan. It was in a food court and I only went there once.

Chi-Chi’s — one of my favorite “white” Mexican restaurants. I loved their Fried Ice Cream. My brother, Joe, would get the Seafood Enchiladas every time we went there.

Burger Chef — I liked this place because they had a condiment bar where you could add your own to your burger. As a kid, I thought that was pretty cool.

Bob’s Big Boy — Loved that place. My mom would get the Patty Melt, I would get the Big Boy Burger. I loved the garlic dressing they had for their salads. And the Chocolate Layer Cake… too die for!

Bennigan’s — Three words… Monte Cristo Sandwich! What a strange sandwich… savory and sweet at the same time.

Ponderosa Steakhouse — A weekly family place to go. I remember when you walked through the line to get your meal. Then they added the salad bar… whoa!! Making your own salad with the things you liked with a ton of 1000 Island’s Dressing!! Heaven!

A&W Drive-Ins — There were a couple of these in my hometown. Loved parking the car and eating hot dogs with the read sauce and popcorn, And the Root Beer was so frosty and cold.

Funny, how remember these places brought back fond memories.



Getting To Know Me

I’m curious to read other people’s answers and get to know some of you better! Here goes nothing!

Four places I’ve lived:

1. Flint, Michigan 

2. Brockton, Massachusetts 

3. Louisville, Kentucky 

4. Von Ormy, Texas

Four places I’ve worked:
1. Y.W.C.A.

2. Palace of Auburn Hills

3. Humama

4. Schlumberger 

Four things I love to watch on TV:
1. Food TV

2. Hallmark Channel

3. Scrubs


Four places I have been:
1. New York

2. Vancouver, BC

3. Toronto 

4.  Las Vegas, Nevada 

Four things I love to eat:
1. Mexican food

2. BBQ Ribs

3. Red Beans & Rice

4. Crab Legs

Four favorite drinks:
1. Water with fresh lemon

2. Sweet Tea

3. Iced Coffee

4. Cherry Kool-aid

Now here is what you’re supposed to do, please don’t spoil the fun, copy and paste this in the comments and update it with your responses.

Cherry Limeade Margaritas

Well, I guess I need to go to the store to buy the ingredients for these Cherry Limeade Margaritas are the perfect summer cocktail.




1 can frozen limeade concentrate

1 can water (use the can from the limeade concentrate)

2 tablespoons tart cherry juice concentrate (I found this in the organic juice section of my grocery store. Grenadine will also work, but tart cherry juice is better if you can find it)

3 tablespoons good tequila (about 2 shots)


Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and fill with ice.

Blend on high/ice crush until smooth. Add more ice if needed.

Top with maraschino cherries and lime slices.


Discontinued Foods

Saw this article and wanted to share it.

All the Best Discontinued Foods We Wish Still Existed. Here are the ones I would love to see back on the shelves. 

French Toast Crunch

Jell-O 1-2-3


RC Crown Cola, 7-UP, and Cherry 7-UP Gum

Cinnamon Tic Tacs

Crunch Tators — my brother, Joe loved these. 

Melody Pops/Whistle Pops

McDonald’s Fried Apple Pies — my favorite as a kid. 

Original New York Seltzer

Lifesaver Holes — OMG! I loved the tangerine ones!

Butterfinger BBs

Rice Krispies Treat Cereal

Oh, these were blasts from the past. I really think they should come out again, so a new generation can have these little pieces of heaven that I did growing up. 

Texas Sheet Cake

My Aunt, Dolores, made the best Texas Sheet Cake. I saw this recipe posted and had some great memories of her and that cake. 

One day, I will make it myself. 

Friday Laugh

Saw this posted on Facebook and thought it was pretty funny. 


From several posts on Facebook. 

1. My goal for 2016 was to lose just 10 pounds … only 15 to go …

2. Ate salad for dinner. Mostly croutons and tomatoes … Really just one big, round crouton covered with tomato sauce … And  cheese…………..FINE, it was a pizza… I ate a pizza …

3. How to prepare Tofu:

  • Throw it in the trash.
  • Grill some Meat.

4. I just did a week’s worth of cardio after walking into a spider web …

5. I don’t mean to brag but… I finished my 14-day supply of diet food in 3 hours and 20 minutes …

6. A recent study has found women who carry a little extra weight live longer than men who mention it …

7. Kids today don’t know how easy they have it… when I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel…

8. Senility has been a smooth transition for me…

9. Remember back when we were kids and every time it was below zero out they closed school? Me neither.

10. I may not be that funny or athletic or good looking or smart or talented … I’m sorry, I forgot where I was going with this …

11. I love being over 50 … I learn something new every day … and forget 5 others …

12. A thief broke into my house last night … He started searching for money … so I woke up and searched with him…

13. My dentist told me I need a Crown … I said, “You bet, pour mine over rocks” …

14. I think I’ll just put an “Out of Order” sticker on my forehead 
and call it a day …

“Just remember, once you’re over the hill you begin to pick up speed.”

36 ODD Things About Me

Saw this on Facebook and thought I would post it here. 

Ok…. I’ll play – will you??

36 ODD things about you! 

Learn 36 things about your friends and let them learn 36 things about you!

1. Do you like blue cheese? No

2. Have you ever smoked cigarettes? Yes

3. Do you own a gun? No

4. What flavor Kool- Aid? Cherry

5. Do you get nervous before a Dr Appointment? Yes

6. What do you think of hot dogs? Koegel Viennas

7. Favorite Christmas movie? Scrooged

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?  Protein Shake – Chocolate 

9. Can you do a push up? Yes

10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? Turquoise Necklace 

11. Do you have a favorite hobby? Yes, Roadtrips

12. Do you have A.D.D? Yes

13. Do you wear glasses? Yes

14. Who was your childhood idol? Wonder Woman

15. Name 3 thoughts at this moment: I have to go to the bathroom, where is the remote? and I need to go to bed. 

16. Name three drinks you regularly drink. Water, Protein Shakes and Iced Tea

17. Current worries? The changes that are coming up in the next couple of months

18. Current hate? Not being able to get my Christmas present RIGHT NOW! I have to order it. 

19. Favorite place to be? Being near water (Lakes, Rivers, Ocean)

20. How do you bring in the New Year? Being around family and friends; eating and standing by a bonfire

21. Where would you like to go? Australia 

 22. Name 3 people that will complete this. No idea. 

23. Do you own any slippers? No, chanclas

24. What color shirt are you in? Rose

25. Do you like sleeping in satin sheets? No, too slippery 

26. Can you whistle? Yes

27. Where are you now? Von Ormy, Texas

28. Would you be a pirate? No

29. What song do you sing in shower? “Reflex” by Duran Duran

30. Favorite sports team? Detroit Lions

31. Favorite food? Mexican: Tacos

32. What’s in your pocket? Nothing 

33. The last thing that made you laugh? My co-worker acting a fool 

34. What’s your favorite animal? My Cat

35. Worst injury? Sprained ankle

36. How many TV’s in your house? 4

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