“Get ready. When Granny sees those french fries she’s gonna start in on one of her stories.”

“Stories? Like what?”

“Well, like the time she and her friend Louise peeled four tons of potatoes in one week at the Red Apple Rest. FOUR TONS! Really?!”

“I heard they condemned that old place.”

“To hear her tell it, that place was hopping back in the day. If you really want to get her going, ask her about George.”

“Hey Granny, Tommy said to ask you about George.”

“Ha ha! That George!” Granny guffawed, “Taught me my first cuss word, Fu…”



100 Words for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields Friday Fictioneers flash fiction challenge based on the photo above, of the Red Apple Rest by J. Hardy Carroll.

A quick search on Google revealed the history of this old, abandoned building. According to Wikipedia, The Red Apple Rest was a cafeteria-style restaurant on New York State Route 17, in the Southfields section of Tuxedo, New York. It was a noted way station for people traveling to the hotels of the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. It was also a favorite stop for celebrities and entertainers. Comedians were known to hang out late at night at The Red Apple Rest, practicing their acts for the waitstaff. One notable regular was George Carlin.

Blogger, Messy Nessy gives an entertaining glimpse into this iconic destination HERE.

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