Questionable signs

I suppose this eatery’s name in Fayetteville, Tenn., which I recently passed through, belongs in the hall of name fame, along with Kum ‘n’ Go, Pump and Munch, Kwikee Mart, and the rest. I’m not even sure posting this public signage clears the PDD standards.road-trip-1-253

15 Comments

Paul Lundgren

about 12 years ago

I know what you mean. 

loadsoflove48957

Loads of Love Laundry is in Cumberland, Wisconsin.

Danny

about 12 years ago

Try the fish.

Bad Cat!

about 12 years ago

PDD has standards?

The Big E

about 12 years ago

I wasn't sure whether to post this in the Taconite Curtain thread or here.  Oh well, here it is.  [It's from Akron.]

straight outta akron

zra

about 12 years ago

been to the "Pump N Munch" c-store in St. Cloud?

Mel

about 12 years ago

Ack I hate K for C replacements! And what happened to the O?!? My head hurts...going to have to call in sick now.

Nathan

about 12 years ago

I grew up in St. Peter, MN, but our family went to church in Le Sueur, MN.  On the way to church one day we drove past the Country Kitchen and it's neon sign had the letters "o", "r" and "K" burned out.  I'll let you do the math.  It's the only way I'll refer to that chain these days.

spy1

about 12 years ago

I spent some time in Hinckley, where until the mid-90s, the annual festival, Corn and Clover Carnvival, was spelled with Ks. Thus, highway signs and ads in the paper went to the tune of "Welcome to the KKK," or "KKK specials this week." In 2005, when I was there, there was a push to reclaim the historical Ks. I attended the chamber meetings when this was discussed, hoping that hearing from a person of color might make for some easy common sense to prevail. The owner of Tobies was a big proponent. He liked to put KKK up on his sign in defiance over the years. I made a business argument, about why he would do that from a perspective patron standpoint. Then someone actually said the city should take back KKK and claim as its own, redefine what KKK is. "The klan doesn't own the rights" or something like that. Hmmmmm. When things started swaying toward a return of the Ks, I pulled the trump card. I had found in a local newspaper from the 1930s a full page advertisement for the Karnival. "KKK is here" or something like that. The entire ad was surrounded by a border of swastikas, which, until Hitler, was a sign of good luck and commonly used. I said if the city wanted to change history and perspectives on symbols, they had a long way to go. The matter was dropped. But Tobies insisted with the Ks, until a reprimand came from the chamber. Yeah, hate the Ks.

mevdev

about 12 years ago

nathan, Do you know the Webers? (very nice family) I think they own a few country kitchens down there.

Nathan

about 12 years ago

I don't know them personally as I haven't lived there in 15 years, but I know who you're talking about.  I believe my parents know them.  Don't they have a gaggle of kids?  Like 10 or something?  Maybe I'm thinking of someone else.

Danny

about 12 years ago

Here's a sign I noticed recently at the gas station on Superior St (near the Plaza shopping area).  On the Slushee machine:

"NO EBT FOR SLUSHEES"

What's funny about this is the fact they had to put up a sign means that someone probably tried it.

mevdev

about 12 years ago

Yes. Perhaps like 14 or 16 kids. They are a nice family. A bit too religious for me.

RS

about 10 years ago

Again 18 months too late, but I have a photo of the DSW sign up at the mall, and the S in SHOE is burnt out, leaving us with the DSW HOE WAREHOUSE...too bad I can't figure out how to post pictures.

Paul Lundgren

about 10 years ago

I won't pretend it's easy, RS, but there is a Help Topic for Adding Images to Comments.

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