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Do you remember Besser’s?

In good news for me, the only anonymous tips I get at the newspaper are ones like this:

Do you remember Bessers?

This index card came, unsigned, in an equally unmarked envelope. To my anonymous contributor, thanks for the tip about Besser’s!

A family friend of ours, Gene Rank, who now lives in Florida, wrote to me about Besser’s as well; he says, “How about Besser’s restaurant, motel and truck stop on Route 111 South and North of Shrewsbury. It was my first job in the real world working the gas pumps, counter, making soups and slicing the meats for hot sandwiches.”

Even Jim McClure was asking me the other day, what was Besser’s? So I was glad to be able to give a slight answer, but I’d love to hear more memories you have of it.

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