Thursday, June 2, 2016

Dining, Memory and Trivia

So we went to Blowing Rock to spend the day and decided to go to a restaurant a friend had recommended. When we arrived, someone came to the door and told us they'd be open in fifteen minutes and shut the door.  Customer service at it's finest. Grin.  Anyhoo, we found a place  that we really enjoyed, so it worked out perfectly.

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My friend was complaining about her memory so I got her some ginkoba.  A few weeks later I asked her if she could tell a difference.  She told me, she'd forgotten to take it. Grin.

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And for a little  trivia:
Dr. Heimlich performed the Heimlich maneuver for the first time at age ninety-six. 

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  1. Glad you found a nice place to spend the day anyway! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. How amazing that he got to see (for himself) just how well his manoevre works.
    Sigh on the restaurant front - but at least you found somewhere to replace the mannerless meal.

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    1. Isn't that something?
      The dinner worked out great. I would have had no problem waiting fifteen minutes if they'd invited us in instead of leaving us to wait in the car. Strange;)

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  3. I saw that on tv. I have a vague recollection from a few years ago that his method was not really the best way to deal with a 'cafe coronary', but as usual, I can't really remember.

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    1. I just hope if the need arrives, I can perform it....

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  4. His first few attempts weren't really maneuvers they were more of a gesture...

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    1. It amazes me that at 96 he can perform it at all:)

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  5. Enjoyed the read Sandra, have fun.
    Yvonne.

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  6. Ahhhh restaurant hospitality. You wonder why some are in business. Glad you enjoyed the place you did end up at. I have to go watch Mr. Heimlich now

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    1. I hear ya on wondering how some stay in business:)
      Can you believe he performed the Heimlich at 96? Amazing.

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  7. Hi, Sandra!

    Mrs. Shady and I have been planning a scenic road trip that would take us through Shenandoah National Park starting at the north entry point at Front Royal, down the Skyline Drive, past Roanoke, turn left to Johnson City, past Asheville and continuing on to the south on our way back to Florida. We were thinking of visiting Little Switzerland along that route and I see on the map that Blowing Rock isn't very far from there.

    I clearly remember many things that happened 50 years ago but forget where I laid my phone a few minutes ago. Does that sound familiar to you?

    Happy Thursday, dear friend Sandra!

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    1. Oh boy does it ever sound familiar:)
      You and Mrs. Shady are going to have a wonderful time with lovely scenery.

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  8. Hit a ringer like that last weekend, only a server with a memory problem.He forgot the main course.My friend who works the business had a little talk with him when he gave us the bill and asked what percent he wanted for a tip. He said whatever, so he got it.

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  9. Used to spend a lot of time in Blowing Rock, had friends who lived there. I really liked the town.

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    1. It's a fun place, isn't it? The ice cream shop is always hopping;)

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  10. Haha, I was going to ask if the ginkoba worked...guess it did but I can see that would be a problem. We go to a Japanese restaurant that closes from 2pm-4pm. I don't know why. But sometimes on weekends we eat at strange times and that always throws us off!

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    1. :)
      I hear ya on the odd eating times. I wouldn't have minded the wait, if they had invited us in to wait in the reception area or bar, but to leave us out in the car.....I thought it was a bit tacky. Especially when the area has so many other eateries.

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  11. lol gotta love that hospitality.

    Damn that memory

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    1. Or lack there of...on both counts:) grin.

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  12. I heard about the heimlich doc -- very cool to have him at your table!

    So where do you live? We're headed to Banner Elk/Boone area in a couple of weeks. Rick's dad lives at the top of Sugar Mountain. Are you close that? (We've been to Blowing Rock, which is why I ask.)

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    1. Ooh, have fun! We're about an hour and a half from Blowing Rock.

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  13. I never realized the guy who invented it was still alive

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  14. Love your short but sweet post. I recognize that hospitality, the memory loss, and I hope I never have to use the Heimlich!

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  15. sandra...uz tabbies gotta say ya dinna wanna eat ther any way ....coz prob a blee de onlee thing on de menu waz a bass terd CHCKN.....

    sorree can we say bass terd on yur blog ~~~~ ☺☺☺ ♥♥♥

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    1. And since I'm a vegetarian a bass terd chicken just wouldn't have worked out:_

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  16. Ginkoba does work but you have to remember to take it.

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  17. Oh yea! I just saw that little bit the other two. Apparently he had conceptualized it and created but never had to use it.

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    1. I'm just amazed that at 96 he's Heimliching:)
      How are you, Robert?

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  18. I'm glad the customer service at the beginning, didn't ruin everything!
    I had to laugh about your friend!
    I saw that on the news about Dr. Heimlich!
    Hugs

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  19. It worked out great. Thanks.
    I did too;)
    Amazing.
    Hugs back,

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