You can't beat the authentic style of making pizza from an Italian Restaurant. Is the Chicago style Deep Dish Pizza still popular? You needed a knife and fork to eat that one.
I know it dates me but back in the 50s there were no such things as deep dish pizzas. Just the normal thin crust and at M & Ps we always cut the pizzas in rectangles about 2 inches wide and not in triangles.
Of course, when we cut it like that every so often we'd cut a strip out of the center about 1/2 inch wide (after we made the dough bigger than the normal pizza), and then we'd push the pizza back together so us guys in the back room could get a strip of pizza to eat and not short change the customers.
Ohh, the things you could do back then that you can't do now. It was good times. No, it was great times!!
The Jakes we went to was on NW Hwy in Mt Prospect. Closed at least 5 years ago - unfortunately.
One year ago a new restaurant opened in the same (much remodeled) space -- Trezeros. A bit more
upscale than Jakes - almost any restaurant would have been more upscale than Jakes. Wish it hadn't folded.
I also grew up in Mt. Prospect but in the late 50s it was a pizza place called Mel and Paul's that was the main gathering place for many people. Their sons delivered in a 56 Ford station wagon that hauled ass. I worked there and we made everything from scratch and used nothing but the best ingredients like ground italian sausage that we pulled apart by hand and put BIG pieces on the pizzas. It tasted like a pizza should, not the processed sausage we get now.
Are you bringing a tripod to use for a selfie of the class in action?
Its good to see you made it home safe. I wouldn't have wanted to be in your shoes driving back home and worrying about fuel and bathrooms for 16 hours. Not pleasant.
Your post made me wonder what an exodus would be like when a higher percentage of us drove electric vehicles. You can't fuel up in 5 minutes to recharge batteries and the places to get recharged would be much fewer. Makes me doubt what many talking heads are saying about electric cars being the only thing to buy in the near future.
I agree. They are remarkable! Words fail me when seeing such talent.
Thanks for sharing.
What a great article.
Anyone who has experienced ferry flying for long distances knows how trying it can be and he describes this flight so well, you can almost feel the bladder hurting!!
The SR-71 was and always will be a totally fascinating aircraft to me.
Back in mid-1963, while going to school during the day, I worked nights at an Aerospace tooling house in Inglewood, California. We had very large, electrically heated presses, that were used to ‘hot-size’ (read temper or stress relieve ) Titanium parts. We received the parts from a ‘no-name-company’ that used a semi truck to deliver the material to us, always in the early AM.
The semi was followed everywhere by a car with two people in it that waited in the street while we loaded and unloaded the parts and tooling.
The parts, I learned later, were the internal frames for the SR-71 fuselage. Lockheed would not tell us what material they were made of, we asked because of the high temperatures we had to heat them to, and all they would say was ‘this batch is white and run it at 1500 degrees and this batch is black and run them at 1550 degrees. Really hot.
I asked about the company name because one night the semi had a tow bar on the truck and it must have been 40 feet long. I was going to school for aviation engineering so everything having to do with aircraft or space was fascinating to me. Southern California was a wonderful hot bed of aerospace companies during that time.
with monarchs the biggest issue appears to be a combination of destruction of wintering habitat AND the destruction of caterpillar food sources----- i.e. using roundup for non-specific, mass coverage on farms that also kills the single food source for monarchs......milkweed.
Over the last couple of years many communities around here have lamented the loss of Monarch butterflies and discussed a solution. That solution was to ask people to plant milkweed around their property. Fortunately, there is a lot of open land here and even my poor eyes can see milkweed plants almost everywhere I look. Many of the local communities here in So. Oregon have stepped up milkweed planting. Now you see it almost everywhere and the word is, leave milkweed alone for the Monarchs.
Thanks for the first smile of the day. A good way to start it.
[quote=jwt]We have fondly dubbed our Hill Country Home 5Buck Ranch. I've decided to share with you my normal morning.
Such a pleasant way to start the day.
Looking at your photos made me want to get inside of each.
Thanks for a beautiful insight into your world.
Being able to see Miles in person, especially at Birdland, which must have been 'up close and personal' makes you a lucky man.
I envy your experience.
I love Miles Davis.
Just yesterday afternoon I had a senior moment with one of the younger generation. I went into our local general store (Provolt, Oregon) and 'Autumn' who was handling the cash register had a 'T' shirt with "Miles Ahead" on the front. I'm guessing it was signifying her age was low and she had miles to go with her life. Well, big mouth me had to say "ya know, there is a Miles Davis album titled with that same saying".....well she looked at me like who the hell is that and what are you saying?
I paid, and took my paper and cookie and left knowing I could never take enough time to explain how much Miles Davis influenced me when I was her age. I don't think she would have understood even if I took hours to explain.
Then today you write about Miles Davis. Amazing!
Their web site shows a very well maintained cemetery.
You are a lucky man by having some of the places you knew when you were younger, still being around to visit. Very nice memories.
Love your photo of your present home place.
Didn't know of DFW cemetery until your post. Hope its maintained as well as it looks from your photo. Where abouts is it located?