So off we go
This could be interesting. Got my semi-annual steroid shot in a darn arthretic knee and we are leaving for south east NE. Had hired a company from Lincoln NE to reset gravestones in the cemetery near where I grew up. Since I'm the last of the line that knew the grand and great grandpsrents I figured it better be done. A cousin called and said that the job was not good, she sent a picture she took on her cell phone but the definition wasn't good so we will take a camera and printer there and go to Lincoln to confront the people who did this. I have already given them $800 and owe $600 more on completion. they poured concrete slab and I understand it is already breaking up at the corners, they aren't going to get the $600 and I'll try to get some back that I've given them.
Beatrice NE is where I lived and worked just after I got out of the navy in 1946, I pumped gas at a filling station until fall classes started at the U of NE. There was a bar in Beatrice named ------place, can't remember the first name but that was where I and many others ate lunch. They served only 4 things. Ham or beef sanwiches and bean or chili soup, well I guess 2 more they of course served beer and undrinkable coffee.
I aleays ordered beef on wheat and alternated on soups. A neat thing was if you ordered chili soup you could say chili dash and they would put a ladle of bean soup in the middle of the chili or bean dash and you got a ladle of chili in your bean soup. The bar smelled of tobacco smoke and stale beer and I doubt that the hygene was all that good but the food sure was and it drew a capacity crowd every noon. The beef was really good and you got a thick slab of juicy slighty salty beef and the soups were so thick your spoon would almost stand up in them, well that is an exaggeration but they were good. The man the bar was nmamed for always had an unlit cigar stuck in his mouth and seemed to do nothing but run the cash register. Soup was 20 cents a bowl and either sandwich was 25 cents so you could eat for under 50 cents unles you wanted the nickle coffee or a 10 cent beer.
Running on as usual and this was typed with 2 fingers, hands just don't work right yet. Hope that therapy will bring back some of the sensation. Enough.