Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Diner Patrons



Today's picture features the interior of the White Crystal Diner, which we showed the outside of yesterday. This picture has all the elements that I remember from these old diners . . . hand written menu on the wall, countertop and stools, big coffee makers and the like. I bet they served home made pie as well. Yes, it is sad that these places have pretty much been displaced by McDonald's and Burger Kings.

Monday, July 21, 2014

White Crystal Diner



Today's picture features the White Crystal Diner. It was in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.

Yesterday Sue mentioned in the comments that she orders BLT and Milkshake at diners. I had forgotten about the BLT. Yes, that is one of my favorite menu items as well.

I do miss these old diners. We really don't have any left in this area. They have pretty much all been displaced by the big chain places.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Diner Interior



Today we take a look at the interior of the Day and Night Diner which we shows an exterior view of yesterday. The picture shows all the things you remember from these old diners. I am going to bet they served pretty good burgers and milk shakes.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Old Diner



Welcome to Diner and Drive In Week here at OPOD. We will be reminiscing about the old days where restaraunts were primarily independently owned, offering consumers a vast array of food choices. I hope you will be sharing your memories of fine food and fun, and perhaps shout out to some remaining hold outs that still offer such a dining experience.

Friday, July 18, 2014

World War I Nurse



We wrap up Nurse's Week here at OPOD with this picture of a nurse from 1917. This would have been at the time of World War I. It looks like she is working for the Red Cross.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Civil War Nurses



Normally you do not think of women serving in the Civil War, but the picture above shows Civil War Nurses and officers of the sanitary commission. The picture was taken in 1864 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. It would be interesting to know their stories.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Nurse In Training



Today's picture shows a nurse in training. With the outbreak of World War II, many trained nurses were pulled into the military which created a shortage back home. To address this shortage,  many young ladies were enrolled in nurse training programs, where they provided key nursing support as they learned.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Army Nurse



Today's picture shows an Army Nurse. The picture was taken in 1914, so this would have been the style of uniform in World War I. During World War I, there were over 20,000 nurses enlisted in the Army nurse corps. Over 10,000 of them served overseas. It would be interesting to hear their stories.