Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Uncle Mort's Is Alive and Well and Living in Jasper

Ha ha! My title is a takeoff on the popular musical revue Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. That's a topical reference for the kids to enjoy! Well, we have the final word from "M." She called Uncle Mort's this morning and discovered that they are still serving the finest ham and eggs in America from 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM Central Time every day. Ignore the giant FOR SALE sign and come on in. Actually, the sign's meaning was not discussed - indeed, the presence of the sign, which Theresa and I have seen with our own eyes several times, was neither confirmed nor denied. You see? This is how rumors get started on the "internet." By me. Lately we have been passing by Uncle Mort's after 2:30, and the empty look, coupled with the doom-laden message of the big red-and-white sign(clearly readable from the highway, adding a sense of urgency and exacerbating our fears), must have caused the confusion. Thank goodness there's someone like "M." out there. Now go get your ham and eggs. Their french fries are good, too - kind of taste like ham.