Thursday, November 13, 2008

Vintage Thingies Thursday: Harry From Chicago



Welcome to Vintage Thingies Thursday!


On our recent visit to Chicago my girlfriends and I met a wonderful gentleman by the name of Harry. He has been selling his famous hot dogs at 300 W. Randolph Street since 1955. We actually ate breakfast at Harry's on Monday, November 10, 2008. The food was delicious and the experience was unforgetable. Harry is certainly "VINTAGE." On his next birthday, March 15, 2009, he will be 100 years old.




I hope I'll be as happy and healthy as Harry when I am 99 years old. It seems he has found meaning and purpose in his life. He spoke lovingly of his family, and the way he talked you could tell he has lived a rich, full life. The smile on his face shows he wanted us to feel welcome in his restaurant and his city!

We're thinking about vintage cars, so I found this old picture of my brother and me back in 1967, on top of my first car, a Chevy Corvair.

22 comments:

Shabby Kim said...

Hi Faith,

Thanks for stopping by for a visit today. I think I missed your Blue Monday post. Working full time like I do, it is very hard some weeks to find the time to sit and visit everyone's blogs that I would like to. Loved seeing the pictures from your Chicago trip. Looks like you and your friends had a wonderful time. Hope all is going well with you and that you are having a great week. Take care!!

gina said...

What a cute take on "vintage" Thursday. That little old guy is adorable. You know I love a good hot dog. I should start eating more of them. Perhaps I'll live to be 99 also. :)

Jewelgirl said...

Amazing the wisdom that comes with age! Harry comes from an amazing
time in history, he's seen so much change in his lifetime! Great story!
Thank you for sharing this!

Elizabeth said...

I've been reading about your adventures with your friends; how great that your friendships have "stuck" and you make time for these gatherings! I wish I had been there to meet Harry, also, what a great guy, and I love those types of places.
Once again you beat me with your post!

Elizabeth said...

Whoops! Forget that last part!

Threeundertwo said...

Wow! He looks great for 99. And it looks like so much fun getting a hug from him. What a great entry for VTT!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

What a lovely story about Harry..he's amazing!! Love the photos and the one of your brother lying on top of the car lol!!

Diane said...

Great story about Harry! Also love that relaxed pose on the car. Your faulous life also looks really fun!

Roslyn Atwood said...

Love the car pic! My Dad is a spunky 98 & this old gentleman reminds me of him.
Roslyn

Coloradolady said...

Lovely photos, love the old car. We are wanting to buy a falcon, which was my husbands first car and restore it. Loved looking at yours.

Miri said...

Lovely story. Great car!

Smilingsal said...

Harry knows how to play up to the ladies!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Here's to more health and happiness to Harry!
Look like you ladies had fun!

Love the picture of the old car!

marybt said...

What a sweet post! That, and it makes me feel good to know that I can still eat a hot dog and live to be 99 no matter what "Health" magazine says! lol. Thank you for sharing - the personal stories are the best, aren't they?

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Good Morning, Faith! Harry looks like one happy person! The picture of you and your brother was really neat! My MIL's first car was a Corvair! ~Rhonda :)

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

What a great story. Harry looks like a lot of fun and maybe a bit of a character? WOW I can't believe he's going to be 100. I ca only hope to look 1/2 that good at 100.

judicreations said...

Hi Faith
I've loved reading your posts on your trip to Chicago. Once I saw the pics I knew why you said you Butted in to that restaurant. Your hats were great. Harry sure does look good and he doesn't look a day over 80 I think...we should all be so fortunate. It has to be his good attitude.

Isn't that special you have such a good pic of your car. I wonder why you were lying on top of it...*s*.. cute picture.

Have a great day.
Judi

Amy said...

I LOVE old vintage cars, wish I had one *sigh*

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Great post! I was born and raised in Chicago. It's definitely a city full of wonderful history and some of the most interesting restaurants (and fantastic food!) in the United States! Loved hearing about Harry!
Enjoyed!
Blessings to You!
Claudia O.

Ky Woman said...

I had a sky blue '64 corvair... I loved that car. I could actually do the maintenance on it myself. (Daddy made sure 'us' girls knew how)

Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Sounds like y'all had a blast!

Kellie said...

Such a neat story! I'm sure he is an amazing guy with soooo many stories to tell!

Kellie said...

Such a neat story! I'm sure he is an amazing guy with soooo many stories to tell!