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Bob Miller
West Friendship: Nostalgia sets in driving past the ruined Forest Diner

It felt like full circle on June 16 as we drove by the semi-demolished remains of the Forest Diner on Route 40. A bittersweet sight to see, still standing within the crushed shiny silver body of the Silk City Diner, the eerily and perfectly attached red vinyl stools. Those deco seats were warmed by the bodies of a lot of Howard County customers over the years. My husband and I made a lot of friends at the diner. Folks like the late great Bob Harless, a gentleman and farmer beyond compare. Regulars like Diane Berwager, Charlie Morar, "Doc" Stewart Myers and Bettie Heckman. All of those county fixtures have passed on now. I can still recall Tootsie Boone with her fabulous red nail...

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