You may have noticed that I haven’t written any blog posts recently. The reason, you ask? I didn’t have time to write because my friends and I were busy having adventures. Ellen drove from North Carolina, and Judy from Indiana. What fun we have had! Because Judy lives closer, I’ve gotten to visit with her now & again. But I hadn’t seen Ellen in ages.
One day we took a trip to my hometown of Toledo. We drove by my parent’s home, where my three older brothers and I grew up.
We went to the cemetery and said hello to my parents, grandparents, aunt, and my dear husband, Ron.
When I was a girl, I used to go with my Mom and Nana to plant flowers in front of my grandfathers’ graves. Lest you think this a morbid task, perish the thought! I also got to feed the ducks at the long reflection pool.
But once we had been there, we thought that excellent food was required. To accomplish that, we ate at a Toledo Ohio original, Tony Packo’s. Hungarian Hotdogs! The walls are adorned with a gazillion autographed hot dog buns. Have you ever eaten there?
The first mention of Tony Packo’s on “M*A*S*H” was when Cpl. Klinger, portrayed by Toledo native Jamie Farr, declared that the “greatest Hungarian hot dogs” could be found there. (Photo courtesy of Tony Packo’s)
Here is a close-up of Radar O’Reilly’s autographed hot dog bun:
Here is a picture of my friend Ellen at Tony Packo’s. Can you see the autographed hot dog buns on the wall behind her? (Forgive me, Ellen for snapping this picture mid sip!)
I hope you have enjoyed these pictures from my friends visit. Please let me know if you’ve ever been to Tony Packo’s and, if you haven’t, start making plans!
PS: The Original Tony Packo’s is located at 1902 Front Street Toledo, OH 43605. Phone 419.691.6054.