It’s so fun to go to the city during the Holidays. As a child, my mother and I would go into Philadelphia for the day. We would go to Wanamaker’s to see the Light Show and then go to Horn and Hardart's for lunch. It was an automat, where you opened these little windows to get your food. Does anyone remember them? Not sure if this one is still there? I used to get the chicken pot pie!
Horn & Hardart
Philadelphia, PA 19103
On a side note: Norman Rockwell's "Saying Grace"(below) shows the detail of the Juniper Street Horn and Hardart Cafeteria in Philadelphia. It was painted in 1951. As the story goes, Elsie Earl, who attended the Methodist Church in Seaville, NJ became a penpal w Rockwell and inspired him about giving thanks...and so he painted this painting. Mrs. Earl had many letters from the famous painter.
My grandmother worked in the Luggage Dept at Gimbel’s, so we would stop in to see her too.
Do you get to spend one-on-one time with your children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren? It is a way to really make them feel special. Wishing you a blessed Christmas!
Jennifer aka Gigi