This Thruston Pizza & Subs Was Very Good, But This Old Building Has a Much Richer History
I'll drive by this old haunt, periodically, and remember how good Thruston Pizza & Subs was. I'll remember how it was part of a clue in an old Road War from years past and how it confused some folks who actually headed out to Thruston.
But mainly, I'll remember what it was a VERY long time ago.
It's why I call it an "old haunt," because that's exactly what it was for me and my grandfather.
After he retired and after my grandmother passed away--when I was FOUR, so we're talkin' way back when, in the 70s--he'd be my babysitter from time to time.
That was cool because if he had to run any errands we'd get to drive around in his big old black '66 Chevy Impala--with the leather seats, so be careful wearing SHORTS on a really hot day.
And if we were out during lunchtime (and it seemed we always were--pretty sure he planned it that way) we'd end up at one of two places for a bite to eat.
I'll get to the other at a later date.
In the meantime, I'm talkin' about Blandford's Drive-In where Breckenridge and Cemetery Streets form a "V."
The chocolate shakes were sensational.
Chili and a hamburger were practically REQUIRED dining selections, although everything on the menu was perfect, by all accounts.
Unfortunately, I never got around to everything on the menu.
But I did get around to visiting Blandford's on a number of occasions.
It's vacant now, with Thruston Pizza & Subs having closed, and I doubt we'll see anything go in there again.
It feels like, by now, it wouldn't be practical to put a new business there.
But what great memories.