Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My First Krystal Memory

With less than two weeks away from the Krystal Square Off, I thought it would be appropriate to post my first Krystal memory. I don't know why I haven't done this before...but in the spirit of the occasion, now is as good of a time as any to tell.

It was a Thursday morning, in the middle of the summer. I don't know how old I was...probably 6 or 7, but my Papaw Bob picked up Carrie and me at our house and took us to the Flea Market in Hickory, North Carolina. I don't remember a whole lot about this trip but I do remember helping Papaw pick out produce and seeing puppies at the flea market, going to Sam's Club, and visiting Krystal. I can remember going to Sam's Club because was a big deal--it was pretty new to the area and was the first time I had ever been. I can remember going to Krystal Burger for another reason.

As a 6 year old child, I was a VERY picky eater. I had a food repertoire of about three things: chicken nuggets, spaghetti, and rice. After leaving the Flea Market, my Papaw insisted that we eat at Krystal (which was right across the road). At the time, I thought this was the worst idea ever because hamburgers was not one of the three foods I liked. Papaw ordered for us and we ate in the car...Carrie and I both getting just one little Krystal Burger each (which was fine with me). Although I hated burgers, I decided to give it a shot, just to be polite. Low and behold, I liked the burger. I can't remember much else about that day but I do remember eating that Krystal burger in Papaw's car and liking it. Not only was it my first ever Krystal, it was my first ever burger.

That Krystal in Hickory is long gone but this memory will never be forgotten. I wonder if my papaw can remember this.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hahaha dang, I had to dig deep in the brain to remember that. All I remember is Sams club :).