Sunday, August 10, 2008

Birthday at the Varsity


People in Georgia know it by the distinctive aroma. The hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, and onion rings do smell and taste different from those same offerings at a DQ, or some other burger joint. The Varsity is 80 years old this year, and it is one of my 90 year old friend's favorite restaurants.

Our friend's special neighbor, MS, came up with the idea that the best way to help celebrate this friend's 90th birthday was to have the Varsity come to her. So that's what we did. I rented a facility in our small town and recruited some helpers; sister got a catering contract and flew in from out of town, and today we celebrated 90 years of her life, and 80 years of greasy food. It was a surprise party, and I don't think our friend faked it.

We had people from out of town, people from her neighborhood, and people from our church. We had fun today, and my family pitched in, decorating, helping the elderly set with their food, and with clean up.

One of the other attendees is an event planner extraordinaire, and she said, "I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED" the truck. So if you want to have some food which tastes like you are at the ball park, you'll need a flat spot and about 40 or so folks to help you eat it.

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2 Comments:

At Sep 5, 2008, 3:55:00 PM, Blogger Sun Singer said...

If one doesn't like the fries and chili burgers, the peach pies are worth the drive down there!

Malcolm

 
At Sep 5, 2008, 6:37:00 PM, Blogger Pamela J. Dodd said...

Yes, that food is worth a drive. The prices are really great, and getting the truck wasn't as bad as I had feared it would be. Turned out to be a nice party.

 

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