Buster Brown was winking

Mary and I were at Jack and Benny’s Old North Diner for breakfast in Columbus. The neon sign was actively winking. Here’s the history of Buster Brown Shoes, popularized at the 1904 World’s Fair. Yes, that’s his little dog Tige by his side.

My sister remembers the X-Ray Shoe Fitting Machine where she could see the bones of her feet. Click to read the story about that device. Yikes!

Check out that right eye of BB

A Sign on Suismon Street

My houseguests and I were going to lunch at Max’s Allegheny Tavern which I learned was Rahn Hotel: 1852
.Changed from grocery store to Farmers and Drovers Hotel in 1860. George and Katharine Rahn took over the hotel 1901, renaming it the Hotel Rahn. Current home to Max’s Allegheny Tavern. From the Historic Map and Landmark walking Tour click for more info

We were on Suismon Street, North Side. I’d parked the car. Saw the sign. Peered in the plastic bubble to see if I could get a peek at John, the dog. No luck. Not even a bark. I didn’t know you could get a bubble window for your pet to look out. There are three types recommended here