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Thursday, January 21, 2021

My friends and I had lunch at a local restaurant. I am on the hunt for local places that have been able to open after all the closures in our area. The larger chains were able to stay open with takeout and drive thru. They were not hurt by the closures. In fact they seemed to be doing really well. I found one of the local small places for today. We went there. The service was great, friendly. The menu was great for breakfast and lunch with some local specials. These are the places that need our support. They are struggling and a number have been forced to close. I have two more picked out for the next couple of weeks. I am taking Hubby back to this one as he will love it. My friends have agreed that we really need to support these and I am to make the selections for the next couple of weeks. We had the two small boys with us today and the man in the kitchen saw them. They ordered a pancake each. They were delivered by the cook and they were in the shape of Mickey Mouse with large ears. They were a hit. When we were leaving the 2 year old ran to the kitchen door and told the cook, he ate his Mickey and will come back for another one.
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    We have a local restaurant that we've been going to off and on since we moved near it, about 5 years now. We seem to go there a little more often now.
    37 days ago
    That is awesome about the mickey mouse pancakes for the kids!

    Great that you are able to support the local businesses that are now open.

    I live in a very small town with one pizza place that we have been ordering take out every weekend since the lockdown in March. The Chinese place just reopened & have gone there for pickup. As for our local restaurant, it just opened for take out & will open for in door dining in February some time. It's been really strict here in Penna.
    41 days ago
    Good job emoticon
    42 days ago
    I'm not ready to dine in but I certainly support take-out.
    42 days ago
    I agree
    42 days ago
    Awwwww, that melts my heart!
    42 days ago
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    Thanks for sharing
    42 days ago
    We ALL need to find these precious local businesses and support them. Many are the whole means of support for their families and without them several have little to turn too. I find they are VERY appreciative of our support and I also found that a much bigger than usual tip brings a smile and happy moment for them.

    When we think about it a larger tip than standard is only a couple of bucks and for most of us that means, if we are having to watch things close, we might miss a Starbucks or similar. But really, what is more beautiful....us seeing another's world filled with a moment of happiness due to our sharing or us sipping one more drink we really dont "NEED".

    Lets all find a new and different way to add a higher level of joy and happiness to those we meet. We can all make a difference and improve things if we choose.
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    Its good to support local.
    42 days ago
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