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Summer: Morning Shift

I was out walking on a pleasant summer morning, just after dawn, when I saw this.  The windows are steamed up from the early morning prep.  I angled around until the sign hid the sun itself and let the light show through the windows.  I had a paper route in downtown Kingsport not too long after this Pal’s was built in the late 50s.  I delivered the Kingsport Times (the afternoon paper…the News was the morning edition) right after school, before supper. Several of my deliveries were on Shelby Street.  The smell of the hamburgers (still the same today) would remind me how long it had been since I’d eaten.