Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The old "Stop N Go"

Back in the 1950's to about 1962-3, the old "Stop N Go" was the western destination point on a circuit driven by the high school kids in Kennewick, WA. The eastern destination was another hamburger joint known as "Zip's." The "Stop N Go" was up in the 'highlands' part of town, and "Zip's" was, and still is, near what used the be called the "old bridge" - which has been replaced by the "Cable Bridge."

The very first "really" cool car I ever laid eyes on was out in front of the "Stop N Go" when I was about 11 years old. It belonged to the quarterback on the varsity football team named Monasmith, and it was a beautiful, two-toned, beige and red, two-door, hard-top, '57 Chevy.

By the time my class landed behind the wheel, the "Stop N Go" had lost some of it's polish, at least for us as we drove on by it and turned around to drive back to "Zip's" in another location.

It amazes me that it's still there at all.
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