As I was driving to work this morning I heard on the news that a local drive-in restaurant was on fire. Parker's is located right next to my Dad's old dental office. Lots of memories were made there.
On some weekends in the summer time Parker's used to have "50's night" where local folks would drive their restored cars and trucks and park outside. It was always neat to go during these nights. Heck, it was neat just to drive by and see the old cars and think of something like "Happy Days." Can't you just see Richie and The Fonz hanging out?
It's sad to think about Parker's never being like that again. I always remember it there, my entire life. When So would drive to town from Houston he stopped there to get 2 Starne's BBQ sandwiches to bring to my house and eat. That is one thing that he really misses about Paducah.
I hope they rebuild but let's face it, it will never be the same.