I have a vintage aluminum drink mixer, it is two parts…if you put lemon juice, lemon slices, sugar, ice and some water in the bottom part…slap on the top and shake away you can make a tall glass of real good lemonade. Far Guy and I like lemonade made that way. It transports us back to Nebraska…Central City or maybe St. Paul where it is hot in August and the only thing that will quench your parched throat is lemonade and lots of it! Those are the days when you are thankful to work in the diggers right next to the Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Stand.
A few weeks ago we happened to have lunch at Perkins on a day when they gave us each a free slice of pie. I chose Cherry and Far Guy chose Lemon Meringue…we took them home in a box. One evening I shared my slice of Cherry …I said “Reminds me so much of the church stand under the grandstand in Central City.” Far Guy said “Exactly.” It is great to share something that brings back those memories so long ago.
School started early in Nebraska back in the early 1970’s. The show would open at 4 PM after the kids were out of school and after the day started to cool off. We would sleep late those days and then wander out to the Merry Go Round and if we were hungry we would head to the Church Food Stand and have a late lunch…with Cherry Pie! Often times we would break out some cards and play cards on their oil cloth covered tables. Too soon it would be time to go back to work.