Dad celebrated his 82nd birthday this week, so this weekend I trekked to Newberry County to take him and Mom out for lunch.
I’ve noticed that they prefer cafeterias such as S&S and Picadilly’s, or local eateries that offer buffets. These places do tend to attract clientele of my parent’s age. This has always puzzled me – why would folks of diminished mobility want to stand in a line, then carry a tray to their seats? Why not go someplace where they are seated, order from a menu, and have a waiter bring everything to them?
My sister and I think we have it figured out. My parents and many of their contemporaries didn’t eat out much. It’s expensive, especially with a large family such as ours. Rather than rely on a menu description, they would prefer to see, then select their food. The phrase, "That looks good" takes on a literal meaning.
So, lunch was the buffet at Hog Heaven in Prosperity. Good BBQ, good veggies, and good food all around.