Pretty boring stuff. My grandmother had shop near campus and later on Monroe St. when Campus Drive was built (eminent domain move). My mother of that depression and WWII era went to West High, UW, and had part of her career in the capitol building. My 1960s style day care was riding around with grandparents and the tailor shop meant deliveries all over. It seemed like that meant just about everyone was familiar or not one of their acquaintances.Tracy had married into the family, but who, I don't know. Mr Fix-it had done work for them for decades. I'd chat with him if he was over doing work at the place I lived, and of course, he was a Smoky's fan.
I'm interested in what your mom may have to say.
Cool to run into other Smoky's people here!
That's it right there. That's all anyone needs to know.They’re just very old-fashioned restaurants where they serve a veggie tray and dip and put it in the middle of your table and they have great bakery and breads and it’s always kind of dimly lit and they have really old fashion food. it’s like a Wisconsin old fashion thing. And it always feels very Home like. They always have a bar and people drink lots of brandy and it’s a comfy place to to me.
Dinner theaters are not supper clubs.During my school years I recall going to one in particular, Drury Lane in Chicago, a number of times. I remember one time Forestt Tucker performed in a play and then did a solo monologue/comedy thing. He was originally from Indiana and asked if there were any there from Indiana, we were from NW Indiana so got to raise our hands and asked exactly where we lived.
I know we went to another but can’t recall the name.
My wife went to one in Chicago more recently with her sisters and the play was interactive with the crowd (the play was Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding that was a really popular play).