Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

July 19, 2011

“Your Regular Order?”


CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

“YOUR REGULAR ORDER?”

        “You’re regular (order)?” Judy, the diner owner asked me.

     “Might as well,” I said, being my indecisive self.

     Had I been in town too long? Was it time to move again? That the local diner/restaurant owners know what my “regular order” is is indicative that it’s time to move on to a new community. At least that’s what has happened in the past due to my husband, Monte’s, employment.

     However, this time I am not moving on—at least, I hope, until that final move. I plan on putting roots down in my new community. Hopefully, I will live here longer than I have lived in any other house in my life—eight years being the max, tied between 19 Spring Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; 19 High Street in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, and 204 W. Washington Avenue in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. Hopefully, too, I will be here in this community longer than I have lived in any other community during my life—which maxed out at thirteen years in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.

     What makes this community even more attractive is finding out that I have ancestors from here, even if they are at the opposite end of Westmoreland County. The Rugh family connected with the Cornell family in the latter part of the 1800s when Mary Rugh Cubbage wed Irving Cornell in San Francisco, California.

     After spending so much time packing and unpacking, I have no intentions of moving again. In other communities, the diner owners knew what I liked, but soon after they attained that knowledge we were out of their community. Nowadays, I stay stable while others make their moves and changes.

     So my message to Judy is “Don’t forget what I like. I’m here for a while!”

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ADDITIONAL READING:

A Sense of Place

From Chutes and Ladders to Notre Dame University Basilica

Banned: The Mercury Thermometer

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