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Comment 07 Jul 2018

Jed always gets an up vote from me but a well placed tarnation just means more.

Comment 03 Jul 2018

Yeah. Bruce Frick. I checked the website you provided. He was just getting started and hired me very part time while I was in HS. He is a freak'n good chef and made some awesome dishes. I got to sample some of his experiments. I think he was co-owner with his brother of a restaurant right there in Pandora for a spell and then he moved in on Harlans. Smart move it was. Seems like he has added to the menu too and expanded a bit geographically.

Comment 03 Jul 2018

Hey thanks for the link Jumar. I used to work for Harlans and they kept the seasoning recipe in a secret safe..lol. I think Harlan sold it to a guy with the last name of Frick when I started helping them. It has been so long ago that I can't remember for sure though.

Comment 03 Jul 2018

Thanks for the reply Hove. Life blows by for sure and it would be well worth the trip to share with your son. That area has a charm about it that I can't wrap my head around just yet. For me, melancholy mixed with a sense of weird pride/longing. I just can't quite put a label on my feelings when I go back...lol.

Comment 03 Jul 2018

Holy smokes. It has been 35 years since I've eaten Harlan's chicken. My parents had a lot of kids and not much money so I only got to try it every now and again.

Comment 02 Jul 2018
Just getting started out of Turtle Creek Marina just north of Fremont (went this past weekend. Just got back today).

Running a little on the small side this trip (16 - 18 inches)

Village of Pandora. Hasn't changed much. Grew up here.

On the way back, showed the southern boys my old stomping grounds. Pandora, Ohio. This is where I was a welder (used to be Clymer Enterprise) for nearly 11 years - through High School and into 1996. My back is still messed up, and the thought I that concrete floor makes it hurt more...lol.

A little R&R in Athens while heading back to North Carolina.

Hanging in the bowling alley in Pandora, Ohio. I miss home at times.
Comment 02 Jul 2018

Dang. I was just in Tiffin over the weekend. We got our hotel there for the drive up to the marina for a couple of days of fishing. Wish I knew about the the ribs...lol.

Comment 02 Jul 2018

Hey Hove. My wife is from Delphos and I'm from Pandora. I just got back from a fishing trip out of Turtle Creek Marina. My father has a boat at the dock and a nice trailer as the homestead up there. I have pictures and will post them down below.

I have so many memories growing up in NW Ohio and it makes a bit sad every time I go back. I moved away nearly 24 years ago. This trip marks 10 years since I've been back.

Comment 22 Jun 2018

I just have to know. What was the verbal or facial response of the lady when you made the joke? Did you know you were in for it?

Comment 22 Jun 2018

I hear ya NorthBerg. I can't stand not being myself and I tend to converse with drips of satire etc. I would be fired today for my early years working as a waiter/grocery bagger/cashier/welder/and a bunch other character building jobs :)

Comment 22 Jun 2018

And just a bit of a follow up. I seriously thought you were talking about investments and taking pride in those investments (equity). Isn't it equality? Seriously. I didn't catch on until I read the comments.

Comment 22 Jun 2018

I think that excuse for firing you is bullshit. I'm all for equal rights 'n such for everyone but that means EVERYONE. The world is upside down and you are bringing out the aging grumpy guy in me...lol.