Nostalgia uninvited, but welcome.
Around the corner from my work is a burger joint that's been there for many years- probably 50 or so. The current owners have been there several years and keep the place clean and friendly, but if the walls and fixtures could speak, there is none that could say, "I'm new here."
When the weather is warm and the smell of burgers emanates from the smokey grill, especially when mixed with the hunger inducing fragrance of onions, I am swept back to my youth. Scenes flick in and out of my memory like a slide show: A&W Rootbeer drive-ins, the Giant Orange on highway 99, my aunt's burger stand in Fresno, and more. Oh, and let's not forget the county and state fairs. Oh, no!
This napkin dispenser looks as if it may have been around since my younger days, yet it holds its bounty of paper with which to wipe the ketchup, mustard and grease from off my face. Some days they could make more money if they gave me the burger for free and charged by the napkin. But there it sits. Old, beaten up and faithful, reminding me of days I lived in other times and places.
This is a make-good for Project52-2012 week 36 theme of "Metal."