I am also celebrating 60 years, as I was born in February 1949. Forward 16 years from then, in 1965, when I pulled into the Eat'n Park in Wexford with my $75 1957 Plymouth Belvedere.
The car smoked and had more holes than a swiss cheese sandwich, but it was my pride and joy. My AM tube radio could pull in WABC and DJ Cousin Bruce from New York at night. The tail fins and whip antenna were true Americana tackiness that I still love today. What better destination for a 16 year-old teen to seek out on a Friday night...flirting with girls and driving my buddies to a great restaurant that we could afford. The new-found independence was exhilarating.
Memories of good food and Doo Wop music still come to mind as I frequent the Cranberry Eat'n Park about once each week. My wife and I relax there and talk about changes in the world and about the good things that have never changed. We always enjoy the friendliness of the servers and management at Eat'n Park. The food is as delicious as it was in "65". The Smiley Cookies we take to our grandkids have already created fond memories that will last for a long, long time.