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Gella's Diner... mmm, good! David and I had a date there once.
C.S. Post... love. It was one of the first stores of its kind in downtown Hays.
In case you are wondering, I hail from a tiny town about 50 miles from Hays... hence, the pride of place. Hays was and still is the closest city of any size to my hometown. When I was growing up, a trip to there was the highlight of the week or of the month in some cases... Walmart, Alco (anyone remember Alco?:) and if we were lucky, The Mall. Seriously, that's the name- The Mall. Once we got into Jr High and were able to drive (no kidding), we would cruise those 50 miles just to eat out (again, no kidding- 50 miles for Applebees). But even though I joke and make fun, I really do love the place. To see the sky meet the prarie at the horizon 360 degrees all around you and feel the ever-present wind in your face is like a freedom and freshness you've never known.
What memories of your hometown warm your heart? What makes you proud to be where you're from?