Saturday, May 22, 2021

Temperature Low, 69 Degrees; High, 87 Degrees

We Decided to Support A Local Business

A Few More From Old Spokes

What to do, what to do. We both were trying to decide what to have for breakfast. Ms Barbara was willing and able to make whatever I wanted to have for breakfast. Then, I had a thought, I was going to borrow a page from the play book of two good friends – go find a local diner for breakfast.

Some quick investigative work on the restaurants in the area, and we came up with Letterman’s Diner on Main Street in Kutztown. It is not a big place, if you blink you will drive right by it. The diner is that little building with the steps and railing to the left, and no it does not open up into the red building on the right.

Entering you find out just how small it really is, it has one long counter and four tables opposite that. Sit at the counter and you can even watch them make your breakfast.

What a menu! Can’t find what you want?

Then maybe you would like one of the daily specials?

Ms. Barbara had the Alayna Omelet. Yes, it is as big as it looks. She will probably get three meals out of this.

I had the Stuffed Hashbrowns. Oh yes, the size of a plate! Sorry to say I could not finish it. I’ll also get a couple of meals out of this one.

That was breakfast and it was oh so good. We’re so glad we went and that we have leftovers for the next couple of days.

How about a few more Hudson’s from Old Spokes? Just a few. Yesterday we toured the Maxwell Building. Today, we’re in a restored Ford Dealership that is across the street from the first building.

A really nice 1954 Hudson with a straight six.

A 1956 Hudson with a grille that demands attention.

When whitewalls were really whitewalls. I was told that, in reality, the rubber that tires are sourced from is a milky white color, but carbon black is added to the rubber as a stabilizing chemical compound and makes the tire black. Now how about that, I learned something new.

This is a 1928 Hudson. Take a close look at it and then compare it to

this 1928 Essex. Can you guess which is the more expensive car?

If you said the Hudson you would be correct. It has chrome on the radiator shell, the light bar and the spot light mounts.

The Essex on the other hand has a nickle finish on the radiator shell, the light bar and the spot light mounts.

There are of course more cars, a total of 72 total, but trying to show all of them is just not possible. Maybe someday you’ll be in the area and have the time to see them all for yourself.

So much for our day on The Road of Retirement. We went out this morning and supported a local business. Ms. Barbara got caught up on the laundry. I took care of a few odds and ends that needed attention. Then we sort of hunkered down inside with the AC on. It was a nice, easy day which is just the way we like them.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.  We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Keep safe, keep healthy, live to the fullest the days that God gives you.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and her two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.

See you on down the road!


  1. I don’t know what a “straight six” is, but I am glad you enjoyed it! The breakfast meals were huge! Sounds like a perfect relaxing day, and you spent it together! Have a good Sunday!


  2. Yum! Those breakfasts look amazing. Was that a sausage gravy over yours? Interesting info on the whitewall tires. Didn’t know that. Glad you had a good day.


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