September 14, 2014

Mum's 90th Birthday

Last I was able to see my mother was for her 80th birthday.

10 years later my Mum is no longer able to drive, and Sis moved her from her apartment to an Assisted Living apartment. We went 3 days to Seattle via US395 then wiggled westward to Eugene, back home in two days down the superslab. LA to Seattle is only about 2 hours more via the lesser roads, and far more relaxing.

But Mum still looks good:

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September 11, 2014

In-N-Out, the origins

Ref: http://www.in-n-out.com/history.aspx
In-N-Out, 1948, drive in, worlds first two-way speaker so they could be cooking for the next customer while serving the first.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynsi_Snyder
Lynsi is president, 50% owner, will own 100% when she turns 35. She says “First and foremost I’d like to thank my grandfather and grandmother, Harry and Esther Snyder. Their vision, passion and commitment set such a firm foundation for our company ... a big part of my job as adhering to and living up to the high standards that have been built up over the past 64 years. But there is more to my vision for In-N-Out … we don’t just want to live up to our own high standards … we want to exceed them!"

Sounds to me like she knows her parents and grandparents have built a billion dollar company from a 10' x 10' burger stand in 1948 -- and has built an memorial of her origins:


Fourth picture is the potato fry slicer -- just similar as current restaurants use making fresh, not frozen, fries. Last is Karen Delgado, worker, rather bored as the site is a memorial, not for serving food, but when talking to her it is obvious that she enjoys her job. Which I have seen in every In-N-Out restaurant -- highest quality food and proud of it.

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