It was probably about 1967 or 1968 when mom would first allow us to walk down to the Eat'n Park in the Parnassus section of New Kensington. We considered ourselves lucky to live so close! Usually this treat happened on a Friday, so often our order was a delicious Eat'n Park fish sandwich. The piece de resistance, though, was walking home with strawberry pie. It wasn't Eat'n Park without the strawberry pie!
For years a very cool mural was painted on the wall depicting Eat'n Park's waitstaff. So many of those women had been there for years and years! It was a wonderful touch to honor those special ladies who greeted us kids with a smile every time we'd come for our strawberry pie and fish sandwich. To tell you the truth, it doesn't feel much different today--40 years later.
Cranberry Township, PA