Gas in Ohio and other interesting tidbits

Notes from Nan: Greetings from Ohio!
BY HF Contributing Writer, Nan Parati

Good gracious, y’all—gas in Ohio is $1.79 a gallon!

I am actually in Ohio, which is how I know that. I am on a Midwest tour with me old mum, visiting the places she grew up in. And today I committed a sin. I don’t think it was a mortal sin, and I don’t know what a venial sin is and I forgot what the other one is called, but it was the sin of “oh yeah.” And that’s a bad one.

Traveling around with me old mum is not a sin—that’s just about the only thing that’s keeping me tethered to the gates of Heaven, considering the wicked life I’ve led, but this afternoon, Mom chose for us to eat lunch at Bob Evans.

Bob Evans is a restaurant not at all unlike Shoney’s or Perkins or even (for you locals) Friendly’s—albeit without the ice cream bonanzas. But there we were, waiting for lunch when I looked at their placemats that advertised, “BE-Mail” (which would be short for Bob Evans mail) so that one could stay connected to them and receive updates on Bob Evans Food and Specials.

So I looked at that and thought, “Why in the world would anyone care about what Bob Evans restaurants are doing with their food?” and then I thought, “Oh yeah. Why would they care about Elmer’s food enough to get a dang weekly e-mail about it?” And then I felt small and bad for ridiculing Bob Evans and his followers. Read the rest of this entry »

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