Keeping up with past and present happenings in a remarkable small town.
I believe Don Knotts used to stop here and eat on his way from New York City to visit his family in Morgantown, WV.
In the early 1950's, I worked at Mellon Bank which was in this area. We would go to Davy & Hilliard after work, have a hot fudge nut sundae, & then go home to eat dinner. Those were the days when we walked everywhere, so weight was not a problem!
This was Boyd's Drugstore at the turn of the 20th Century.
When I was about 4, I managed to elude my horrified mother as I slid around the seats of that large booth in the back. I was gobbling up the ice cream left in the dirty dishes of the party that had just left. My manners have improved.
When I was a kid they sold baby chicks here at Easter time.
When Whitey Ford played for the Butler Yankees in the late 40s Vern Hilliard let me him eat here everyday for free.
I used to get hot fudge subdaes there after my piano lessons with Michael Dolan. He was my mother's voice teacher as well as the teacher of Josie Carrey.
What wonderful memories. My Mom passed away right after Christmas last year and she used to take us "downtown" Butler when we were small. She didn't drive so we took a cab and they had a small round seat that I sat on. Thank you.
When I finished my Saturday morning piano lessons with Michael Dolan in the 40s, I always went up afterwards to Davy & Hilliard's for an egg salad sandwich and root beer. During those years I was age 9-13 and rode to lessons by bus alone - unthinkable today!
many fond memories of going to davy & hilliard's with my mother and grandmother for those egg salad sandwiches. it's funny how various little restaurants are known for a "specialty" in their communities. timeframe for our visits was mid-60's to early 70's. thanks for this wonderful blog charles. gary m.
my mother worked there in high school and made my dad icecream sundays that she had to put a plate under about 1948
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