When I was a kid, (don't you hate when a story starts out that way, just means you're old),
as I was saying....back when I was a kid, growing up in the 50's and 60's food was a little
harder to come by.

If you wanted a pizza, you had to wait at least 20, 25  minutes and that was after you piled
into the car, drove to the restaurant, got out of your car,  walk in, and ordered.
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Beef Dinners and Steaks
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Cake Recipes
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Pancakes, Hotcakes, BuckWheats and
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And to top it all off, made no difference if it was raining, snowing, or hitting a hundred degrees
outside.  I should add, we didn't get our first house air conditioner until 1969.  Up until then, I
have no idea how we survived summers back then. But weather be had, want pizza?  Make the
trip, or make it at home.

Anyway, my parents always thought pizza was an extravagant purchase, seeing as how they
owned a truck stop right down the road.  Food was food, my dad would always say, don't
need anything fancy, just get your belly full.

So, it was a real treat when mom would get us pizza from the only local pizza joint I can
remember from those days.  Called Jerry's Pizza.  Best pizza in my mind's world, ever.

Mom would call ahead and order the pizza, then we would drive down to pick it up.  She sent
us kids to the back door to pay for and collect the pizza.

See Jerry's was and is a bar.  I didn't even know what a bar was then, only that it must be
something "unsavory".  That was how mom explained it.  Place was "unsavory" and not fitting.

With mom being a Christian, she couldn't bring herself to go into the bar and pick up the
pizza.  Someone might see her and spoil her reputation.

Mom was big on keeping her reputation above reproach.  She was always telling us how we
should never destroy our "reputations".
Not sure what a reputation was, let alone how to protect it, I got to thinking, if her walking
into the place would spoil her reputation, what would it do to us kids at the back door?

Still with all that the reputation spoiling, the temptation was great and every once in awhile,
mom would make the call and send us knocking on Jerry's back door.

It is a real pleasure to say it is still there, serving up pizzas on a daily basis and yes, thanks
to mom, I feel a little "reputation" anxiety every time I walk in Jerry's front door, picking up

The only other way to get a pizza back then was to make one at home.  They weren't sold
ready made ready for the oven in grocer freezers back then.  It was all done the old fashion
way, with a recipe or Chef Boy R Dee pizza in a box.

I collect old vintage recipes from those little tin recipe boxes mom's would keep on their
stoves or kitchen counters from the three decades of the 1950's, 1960's, and 970's.  I am
sharing some of those pizza recipes from then with you here.
Pizza Buns - taken from the Georgia Journal

1 pound pack sausage
Brown 10 minutes.  Add 1 pound ground
beef and brown.

Drain it and add:
One 15 ounce can tomato sauce
One 4 ounce can sliced mushrooms -
2 teaspoons oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

Need at least 2 packages English Muffins.
Split and toast muffins.  Put 1 Tablespoon
meat mixture on toasted muffins.  Sprinkle
each with 2 teaspoons Parmesan.  Put slice
of mozzarella cheese.  Bake 400 degrees
for 10 minutes.  If frozen cool to room
temperature before baking.  So you can
make these up ahead of time.
Baking Pizza Pie
Vintage Bowling
Uncle Gus
I have no idea why this photo
reminds me of pizza, but it
Read, "The Story of the Missing Cookie
Jar" by PenVampyre.  A delightful little
Christmas story with mouthwatering  
recipes for the most wonderful time of
the year!

Read "
Santa and the Magic Key".  An
entertaining story for the holidays, plus
recipes for your Christmas.  A story by
Robin Wallace.

Read "
Easter and Where NOT to Hide
Eggs"  Memories of Easters past and a
few vintage recipes.

Logan's Halloween Story -
The original
story won first place in sixth-eighth grade
division of Southeastern Middle School,
2005 by Logan Lyon.

Food and Genealogy.  A story By Robin L.
Our lives, our families, our very
history's are defined by the foods we eat.

Family Reunion Recipes.
"The Fourth of July and Other Disasters"
(With Apologies to Jean Shepherd)
By Robin L. Wallace

A short story by Suellen Fry.  
of my father and his version of