Among the stores being closed is the one in Delmar N.Y. where I grew up, and where I lived with my first husband. Our son was born there, and his Grammie (my Mom) loved taking her 'Jussy' (her name for Justin tho now he is Gus ...) to Friendly's. What kid doesn't love a place that has grilled cheese sandwiches and special kid sundaes like the Cone Head :
And the yummiest shake - the Friendly's Fribble :
So we went to Friendly's a lot. Mom died years ago and Gus is now in Oregon where there are no Friendly's . When I saw the news report I was sad to see 'our' store go. Then I remembered all of the good times we had, and it is just so nice to remember my Mom when she was so happy with her Jussy.