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.
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.
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.