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On Those Always With Us

NOVEMBER 2007: ESSAY On Those Always With Us by Thomas Allbaugh In 1972, I landed my first job, at a diner near the YMCA in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The diner was called the Butterwagon, from its origins in the 1950s as a wagon sitting on a walk that ran along one side of the Civic Auditorium, where it looked out over the Grand River. The burgers in this operation were cooked in butter, and the little wagon in those…
Thomas Allbaugh
November 15, 2007