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Stephen Hussar

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Time to build the Vassalboro...
« on: March 01, 2009, 04:41:39 PM »
Now that Vassalboro is famous (or perhaps infamous), maybe it's time to capitalize on the name ;-)
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/27/topless.coffee.shop/

Wayne Laepple

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Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2009, 07:49:27 PM »
During the Spring Track Meet, there may be time for a field trip to inspect the Winslow branch, with a coffee break along the way.

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Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2009, 09:47:09 PM »
Wayne,
Don't forget the donuts.
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Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2009, 11:13:43 PM »
Maybe it's time to open Two Steves Diner across Cross Road like we spoke of once - but with a twist.
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Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2009, 12:00:41 AM »
Coffee, donuts and...............kielbasa dogs?
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Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2009, 12:14:59 AM »
So, wait....
we want to build a passenger car/diner with coffee and topless watri? :o

Ok, I'm in!  ;D(I'll even volunteer to staff it, if I can keep the tips!) ;)

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Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2009, 12:51:59 PM »
We could set up the diner on the 126 and call it topless...

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Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2009, 01:09:09 PM »
Boy did this ever hit the news........ made the TV down here in Philly............. can we extend the line and make the coffee shop a "station stop"?  ;D

of course the wife wouldn't let me go  ;)
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Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2009, 06:31:06 PM »
Better not tell Fred about this:  he has already been traumatized by the skinny dippers last summer...:)]

But seriously, folks, I think that Stewart's 'topless diner' idea is absolutely hilarious and we could do it for the picnic.
running joke, so to speak.  ::) I can see the TV clips now....
 A couple of tables and chairs and a gas grill set up on #126, and Fred in an apron would do it and get the kind of media attention that we need. (or maybe not).
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Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2009, 08:02:45 PM »
running joke, so to speak.  ::)

We know about those running quacks, I mean jokes.
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Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2009, 05:11:09 PM »
AFLACK!!   :D
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Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2009, 10:46:37 PM »
Vincent,

If you would like to get up to date on duck jokes (and who wouldn't), I recommend using the search feature of this website and enter two words: Jason and duck.

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Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2009, 11:33:45 PM »
When I was in school, one of the sorotiries held a 'topless' car wash.  Loads of people showed up, and they washed all but the tops of the cars.  It was a riot, they you paid in front of the house, and cars were washed behind.  Several of my friends went running out there, paid a bunch, and came back dissapointed.

On a differant note, been to Vasselboro 3 times in the last 3 weeks, even before the place was open, directions included going past it and turning, so it is already a part of local culture.  The place was mobed sat. when I went by.


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Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2009, 03:30:30 PM »
Maybe if the original WW&F had shown a little more initiative and a lot more skin, it would still be in business as a passenger carrier and rolling coffee shop.
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Re: Time to build the Vassalboro...
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2009, 05:23:37 PM »
So, wait....
we want to build a passenger car/diner with coffee and topless watri? :o

Ok, I'm in!  ;D(I'll even volunteer to staff it, if I can keep the tips!) ;)
I like it.  :D
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