Image Credit Jesse Williams
Twenty years ago the area had been bustling with life and vitality. No matter what the time of day was, the Diner was popular with old and young alike.
Pearl, the owner, was a laugh a minute, and anyone down on their luck knew there would always be a hot meal and a warm welcome within.
Despite larger food chains taking up residence, her customers remained loyal.
Now she was dead.
With no family to take over, the business had been sold but her friends didn’t forget.
Like me, they gathered under the dimming familiar sign to say their goodbyes.