Friday, October 3, 2008

Adventures with Cordy, September 22, 1976

[Lynn and Doris, brother and sister]


[Below is days 16 in a series of road trip diary installments. To get the full context, start with Adventures with Cordy: A Road Trip Diary and follow the trail from there. --Amy]

September 22, (Wednesday)

The Fat Four then guided or directed Cordy to Hershey, Pa., the City that chocolate made. We rode swirling chairs (Disneyland type) through this sweet smelling heaven of calories. Lynn gained 15 lbs. on this trip and didn't have any bite of candy, just looked.

At this point it was time for something other than sweets, so the fearsome foursome went to the Bologna factory at Palmyra, Pa. Quite a change. Then on to Binghampton, New York where Jack did abother one of his mads because of the cool attitude of the female clerk in Howard Johnson's Motel. However, since this was the only game (room) in town his mad didn't last long. Had Snail Toes for dinner.

The bologna factory might be Seltzer's Smokehouse Meats...or not. Lynn's reference to Disneyland-style tours likely refers to the Haunted House ride, where people are moved through the ride on a slow belt.

Most amusing about this diary entry is reference to "Jack's mads." Those who knew Jack understand this description of his customer-service related fits and will be amused by envisioning this scene at the only motel in town.

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