Thursday, July 24, 2014

Milk Bottle Diner

Talk about an out of the ordinary eatery . . . this diner is shaped like a milk bottle. I am curious how this came about. Some guy is sitting somewhere and gets an idea . . . I can make a diner shaped like a milk bottle. In any event, it adds interest to life when all cafes are not shaped the same.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


If there is anything even more gone than the old independently owned diners, it is the Drive-Ins. The Malt Shop above is reminiscent of many drive ins I can remember from my childhood. We had "Nita's". It served hamburgers, fries, milk shakes, malts, lime aids and all types of good things. There was no place to sit inside, and you drove up and ate in your car, or at outside picnic tables. I guess the Sonic chains are drive-ins, but really no at all the same.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Diner Patrons

Today's picture features the interior of the White Crystal Diner, which we showed the outside of yesterday. This picture has all the elements that I remember from these old diners . . . hand written menu on the wall, countertop and stools, big coffee makers and the like. I bet they served home made pie as well. Yes, it is sad that these places have pretty much been displaced by McDonald's and Burger Kings.

Monday, July 21, 2014

White Crystal Diner

Today's picture features the White Crystal Diner. It was in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.

Yesterday Sue mentioned in the comments that she orders BLT and Milkshake at diners. I had forgotten about the BLT. Yes, that is one of my favorite menu items as well.

I do miss these old diners. We really don't have any left in this area. They have pretty much all been displaced by the big chain places.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Diner Interior

Today we take a look at the interior of the Day and Night Diner which we shows an exterior view of yesterday. The picture shows all the things you remember from these old diners. I am going to bet they served pretty good burgers and milk shakes.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Old Diner

Welcome to Diner and Drive In Week here at OPOD. We will be reminiscing about the old days where restaraunts were primarily independently owned, offering consumers a vast array of food choices. I hope you will be sharing your memories of fine food and fun, and perhaps shout out to some remaining hold outs that still offer such a dining experience.

Friday, July 18, 2014

World War I Nurse

We wrap up Nurse's Week here at OPOD with this picture of a nurse from 1917. This would have been at the time of World War I. It looks like she is working for the Red Cross.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Civil War Nurses

Normally you do not think of women serving in the Civil War, but the picture above shows Civil War Nurses and officers of the sanitary commission. The picture was taken in 1864 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It would be interesting to know their stories.