Yard work and house work dominated the morning. As a reward, we took ourselves to Greenville’s local burger joint. Maid-Rite is original for many reasons. This location is the only one. The beef is ground in the basement and prepared upstairs.
Half of the little building is seating, the other half is kitchen. What makes Made-Rite’s different is that the meat is not made into patties. The ground beef is seasoned, fried, and put onto buns loosely. They don’t make any other hot food. Potato chips (Mike-Sells brand, also a uniquely Ohio product), are extra. For drinks they offer sodas, malts, and shakes.
Today the place was uncharacteristically empty. Usually there is a line of cars around the block for the drive thru and dine in.
After lunch and a trip to the grocery, we completed the work we started this morning. In the evening we drove to Greenville Park to play Shuffleboard. Their neighbors are Shuffleboard ambassadors and invited us to join the local group for a few games. We could have joined the round robin play, but since we seldom play, we just made our own team.
None of us has played this game since January, and not on this nice of a surface. By the second game we were beginning to get the hang of it again.
The group plays for an hour. We helped the neighbors clean up by sweeping up the surface coating of tiny glass beads.
The pucks were waxed, then we all went to McDonald’s for supper. (That shaker is how the glass beads are distributed onto the surface.)
Tomorrow’s another busy day.
Louise and Duane
PS. There is one more thing that makes Made-Rite unique. You see all those little colored dots on the bricks outside of the building? They’re all wads of chewing gum. It’s traditional for new visitors to be initiated by leaving their own gum. Some couples have used their gum to make arrow-pierced hearts with their initials.