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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Dinglewood Pharmacy

When I was a child growing up in Columbus, Georgia we used to stop at Dinglewood Pharmacy for a scrambled dog.

Now you might say...what is a scrambled dog?

There is a rich history in Columbus. It isnt like Atlanta where everyone is bustling about and has no time for anyone. Even though it is the second largest city in Georgia, it still retains its small town feel in most of the area.

Dinglewood Pharmacy is one of them. It isnt just a pharmacy. It has an old fashioned lunch counter. A man everyone referred to as 'The Leutinent' ran the lunch counter for many years. He had a secret recipe for the chili that is still served on a scrambled dog today. He has since passed on, but 'The Sargeant' now runs the counter.

Remember as a kid getting those PINK hot dogs? Well this is what they serve, smothered in the chili with onions, pickles, mustard, ketchup and oyster crackers.

I want to take Sherry out for lunch there when I go on Monday. One thing about places like this in Columbus. They dont change. I like that. This place holds many good memories for me and I thought I would just write a bit about it today.

Everyone has fond memories of something like this. Do you remember?

Here is a picture of my favorite...a scrambled dog. It is always served in a dish like this too.

 

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A picture of the lunch counter and surrounding tables...don't you get that old time feel of days gone by? Its still just like this.

 

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When I was sixteen years old and we moved away from Columbus, leaving behind generations of our family history there...I didnt really get it...but now that I am older, I do. There are certain things I miss about old Columbus. I think we should take a tour around a bit while we are there. Take a look around the old neighborhood...go down to Lakebottom Park if its not too terribly hot. I used to go there a lot with Mama and play on the swings and slides.

12 comments:

lsfp1960 said...

What a neat looking place.  With gas prices the way they are...well we ever get to travel across country again to visit these great landmarks?  Linda in Washington state  

jimsulliv3 said...

I've been there courtesy of the U.S. Army and on purpose on other occasions. Even Fort Benning could not make me dislike the town. I used to go over to Phoenix City, as well. A lot of fun times there.

Jimmy

plieck30 said...

I looove this entry. Thanks for sharing. Paula

domsmom27 said...

The pictures are sooo good.  Makes me feel like I am right there.                                   Marlene
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bhbner2him said...

Enjoy your journey home!  -  Barbara

gen0507 said...

Aww, that would be wonderful to have one of those around here.  There used to be one in Cedartown....My aunt & uncle owned a store called Stone & Alred.  I worked for them some during the Chrsitmas season to help out.  I would have lunch at the pharmacy counter...oh I haven't thought about that in a very long time.  My aunt & uncle have long since gone on home to be with Jesus....

Hollie

robinngabster said...

That is my kind of place!  The dog looks interesting...I am just glad it is called Dinglewood and not DingleBERRY!  Love the pics.

bojgill4375 said...

Neat! TY for sharing. Janie

breakaway1968 said...

What a great entry!  I loved the pics of that diner...SO homey looking!  

cvgflydis said...

I can remember going into Woolworth's with Mom, and it still had a soda shop inside. I'd scan the 45's for the latest songs, and she'd order a banana split......and I think that's another entry racking up in my brain.

I love places like this. LOVE them. And miss them. Not a Woolworth's anywhere!

Angel

nelishianatl said...

That is so wonderful that industries haven't taken it over.  I think I've been there, strangely enough.  My grandmother took me to Columbus in 1967 to get my first pair of glasses and we stopped and ate at something similar to that.  There is a pharmacy similar to that in Boone, NC.  I want to take Dirk up there so much.  He has got to see it.  And Grandfather Mountain too.  

Stay in the air conditioner.  Too blessed hot.


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mcknansmom said...

we went to a pharmacy similar to that when i was a child.  and I remembered when they decided to remove that part of the pharmacy.  I missed it.  

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