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Eating breakfast at the Robbins Nest in the 1950s, Phoenix, Arizona


I'm hungry, it's the 1950s, and we're in Phoenix, Arizona. Let's go get some breakfast at the Robbins Nest. Come on, I'll buy, you're with me. Can you lend me a dollar? Yes, I'll give you the change back.

Looks like a nice place, I'll get us a table. Is it OK if we sit here? Thanks! Yes, coffee for both of us. Thank you!

Inside of the Robbins Nest.

Here we are, enjoying some nice coffee. What? You wanted what? Decaf? What's that? Decaffeinated coffee? That's ridiculous, you might as well get de-alcoholed whiskey! I have a flask here in my coat pocket, by the way.

Thank you, waitress. How about some sugar? I like my coffee the same way I like my women! And you do look like a sweet thing! Well, thank you! My friend will have some sugar for his coffee, too. I have no idea what he means by "Splenda". We're from out of town.

Yes, we're ready to order. I'll have the special, please. Scrambled with bacon. The same for my friend. I have no idea what he's talking about with "egg whites" and "butter substitute". Yes, don't mind him. Thank you!

That was wonderful. And yes, I'll have some more coffee, thank you very much. My name? It's Brad. I see by your name tag that you're Violet. That's a sweet name. When do you get off your shift? I don't know, we're just going to be hanging around, maybe doing some swimming. We're staying across the street at the Arizona.

Oh, I see. Well let me tell you a secret, lean in closer. I have a drop, and while it doesn't show, it would be enough for the miscegenation laws. Yes, I'm passing. Thank you, but I really can't stay here, as much as I'd like to, I'm just visiting. From where? Glendale, in the 21st Century.

Never mind the spill, it was an old shirt, anyway.

Image at the top of this post: The Robbins Nest in the 1950s, 2841 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, Arizona.

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