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Thread #59418 Message #2278863
Posted By: Janie
03-Mar-08 - 09:19 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Please, please, please! a little respect and reverence for tradition and philanthropy here.
Alex Schoenbaum was the founder of Shoney's Big Boy, the 2nd franchise ever of Big Boy, and one of the few native West Virginians who not only made bunches of money,but also contributed some of that money for the public good of the people of West Virginia, even after he got the hell out of Dodge and moved to Sarasota, Florida.
Once a year, whether I am hungry or not, I order and eat a Big Boy platter complete with fries slathered in catsup, and coleslaw as a memorial act, not only to Mr. Schoenbaum, but to the memory of cruising through the Shoney's Big Boy Drive-in in St. Albans nearly every night one sweet summer in my boyfriend's perfect, completely stock, 1956 Bel Air.