Sunday, September 22, 2013

Seeing Old Friends and Going a Retro

We have been here almost a week but it sure doesn't seem like it.  Judy and I have been so busy going to see old friends and just enjoying being in the Bedford, VA. area.

We had a scheduled lunch date Sat. afternoon with Winston  and Delores at the Lynchburg, VA. Shaker's Restaurant. Winston and Delores were Judy's colleagues when we lived here from 1995- 2003 and Judy and Delores have stayed in close contact. It was great seeing them and catching up.

Before Judy and I met them we stopped at the Lynchburg Best Buy to kill some time looking at new electronics.  While there a young man about twenty five came up to me and said "Hi, Mr. Maddox you were my Civics teacher at Bedford Middle School. If Peter had not spoken to me I most likely would not have known him, but as soon as he mentioned his name I knew exactly who he was. He told he had graduated from JMU and would soon be going to school in Seattle for his Masters. It really surprised me that he would remember me some 12-13 years, not mention recognizing me without one of my "signature" ties on.

As we were heading to the CG Judy said she wanted a sweet treat. I told her I would stop at the Mayberry Diner and Drive-In. Yes, a working drive-in. It is located three miles from the CG. It was not here when we lived in the area. It was in Portsmouth, VA. until about five years ago when the new owner bought it. He took it apart and had it shipped here and he reassembled it. We ate breakfast there a couple of days ago when it was pouring down rain. When we arrived last night the CG host, Tommy and Barbara were there so Judy and I joined them. Judy was treated to a delicious hot fudge sundae.
Judy going for the retro "Hot Fudge Sundae

The Mayberry Diner

That is all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.
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  2. Cute story about having your former student recognize you at Best Buy. Always good to get together with old friends and keep the connections strong through the years.

    That is quite the classic diner and hot fudge sundae!

  3. We just love local diners. They (sometimes) have the best food!