once upon a time in Youngstown

We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
~ T.S. Eliot The Four Quartets

The Beat Coffee Shop

Funny when you haven't been to your home town in awhile how fast you can get turned around. All my familiar landmarks were gone. And the ones that were weren't quite how I remembered them. But I was happy to see our coffee shop was still there even if everything else on the street was gone. W. Federal is undergoing a revival. Among the dozen new bars and restaurants was Ryes, a whiskey and craft beer bar that would be at home in OTR. Interesting thing about eating and drinking in a place with no jobs, the food and drinks all have a 20% discount on what you expect to pay. Some things don't change, while I was geeking out over finding Flower Power, one person after another walked in and asked for Miller Lite and were disappointed to find Ryes didn't stock it. It reminded me of the time at the Lackman, the bartender bitterly popping the caps off bottles of Bud for some yahoos who thought they were in Caddy Ranch or something.


old rusty

We lived a couple miles from the Golden Dawn for ten years and had never been there. We fixed that omission.

Golden Dawn

And as luck would have it, it was dollar cone day at Handel's, Christmas and your birthday all rolled into one.
We got there at the tail end of one rush and finished up at the beginning of another. Sometimes things just work out.

dollar cone day!
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