Daily Archives: March 1, 2022

It’s A Crock . . .

Catching up from yesterday’s lost blog –

My ‘Small Emergency’ last night occurred when I was trying to close out the month in the Point of Sale program at the office. Now normally I can do this remotely from home using the Remote Utilities programs, Host and Viewer. But last night it wouldn’t let me connect.

I could connect to the two other computers there, so I knew it wasn’t an Internet or network problem. So about 9:30 I headed into the office to take care of the problem. And it turned out to be a good thing, because when I tried to print out all the monthly reports, I found the printer wasn’t working either.


I decided to wait until tomorrow to figure out why it’s not working. After all I won’t need it until the end of next month.

Several of our readers have asked what TV show we watch. Well here’s the list of the main ones we watch.

Network Shows:
Young Sheldon
B Positive
The Rookie (Jan watches this one)

Streaming Shows:
La Brea
Resident Alien
Murdoch Mysteries
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Orville (When it returns 6/2/22)

Also the START TV channel on our YouTubeTV streaming service shows two episodes of the The Closer, two episodes of Major Crimes, and one episode of Rizzoli and Isles every weekday night from 5pm to 10pm, which we watch all the time. I think we’re on about our 3rd time through. But we still enjoy them

I recently came across a list of the 18 oldest restaurants in the U.S. And according to the comment’s a list like this a good way to start an argument.

Kind of like CAT vs Cummins in the RV world

And between Jan and I we’ve eaten at 3 of these:

Back in the late 50’s – early 60’s my parent’s and I ate at Antoine’s and Commander’s Palace, both in New Orleans, LA, and two of the most famous restaurants there. When we ate at Commander’s Palace both my parents got one of their most well-know dishes, Pompano en Papillotte, which is Pompano fish cooked in paper, with a champagne sauce containing shrimp, oysters, heavy cream, and more.

I, however, turned down the Pompano and got steak, probably a Ribeye, since it’s my favorite. And this worked out well for me, since my parents spent the rest of the night alternating throwing up in the hotel bathroom.

Another one was Cattleman’s Steakhouse in Oklahoma City, OK where Jan and I ate in 2015 when we were visiting with Lowell’s parent’s, Sonja and Lendell.

We had planned to eat at another one, Katz’s Deli, when we were in NYC in December 2019, but ran out of time. However we have eaten at the one here in Houston a number of times over the years, and it’s always be great.

As soon as this list was posted, dozens of people chimed in from all over the country naming restaurants that were as old, or even older than ones on the list.

And we have one to add ourselves, Weidmann’s. Located in Meridian, MS, it’s been around since 1870, and we’ve eaten there a number of times over the years. And we’ll probably eat there this May on our way up to north Alabama.

One thing unique about this place is, that like you get chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant in Houston, at Weidmann’s you get a custom-made crock of homemade peanut butter and an assortment of crackers.

Weidmann's Peanut Butter Crock 2

This tradition dates back to the 1940’s, when legend has it there was a shortage of butter due to the WWII.  A guest mentioned to Henry Weidmann that peanut butter would be a good replacement to accompany the crackers. Henry embraced the concept and eventually found a potter in Louiseville, Mississippi to make the crocks. And you all know how much I love peanut butter.

Really looking forward to it.

Thought For The Day:

Well, At Least They’re Honest About It.

As Least They're Honest About It