Last week my sister Mary and I took our youngest to the The Henry Ford (Museum in Dearborn, Michigan).
Now Henry was a smart and industrious man, and he ended up being quite well off, and with some of his money, he left a museum and a village there on the ground near the huge Ford factories--Henry preserved the history of the industrial revolution for all of us to see.
It's a great place to visit, you could spend days seeing it all. Greenfield Village is also gorgeous and very full of interesting buildings like Thomas Edison's laboratory, the Wright Brother's home, and is on the same campus.
I would one day like to do just that: spend days there to see it all, because I still haven't seen it all yet, and I have lived in Michigan my whole dang life!
Anyway, Henry had this big old museum built, it's a gorgeous and historical building in a beautiful setting...a great place to visit and it's all about the vehicle.
Henry bought up and brought to the site all kinds of neat old things that have to do with the car and the road.
It basically shows you the birth of the vehicle up through the expansion of the highway system and the wonderful things that popped up along the roadside with the growth and popularity of the automobile.
So while we are meandering through, we see the GOLDEN ARCHES. And boy did that bring back memories.
We sounded like old farts, telling our kids about only drive up service, no sit down tables inside...
And, the most astounding thing of all? Yes, it was hamburgers for what, maybe fifteen cents apiece?
I remember this because my dad would pull up and order thirty of them, there were nine kids in my family! We'd have to share fries, but us girls could eat a couple hamburgers each, three each for the boys.
We shared a few fries out of one bag, and a small orange pop with a sibling or two. We didn't have a lot of choices, life was simple then, man! But it was really a treat, it didn't happen often. In fact, I never ate in a sit-down restaurant until I was in my teens with our church youth group!
How about you?
What are YOUR memories of McDonald's ...
in the EARLY DAYS?