My Dad would always order a Grilled Swiss on Rye with Split Pea Soup (if that happened to be the soup of the day, Split Pea was his favorite) and coffee, and my Mom would order a Belgium Waffle (you know the kind with the ice cream and whipped cream atop, and not for dessert, that was her dinner!) or sometimes she'd order a shrimp salad sandwich and coffee.
'Wish I could be sitting at the diner with you, Mom and Dad, and watching you enjoying those now~
And another thing I remember is my Mom telling me when I was little:
"Stay close to the Blessed Mother because St. Peter keeps complaining to Jesus about her. He says to Jesus, 'I keep turning the sinners away at the front gate and your Mom keeps sneaking them in the back door!" And then my Mom told me, " That's because she has a mother's heart, so stay close to her."
I have stayed close to her, Mom, and I hope you're telling her to sneak me in the back door~
This photo was taken at the time of their 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration: