In Praise Of Diners


“A couple of years ago, when I was sent ahead of the rest of the family to scout out a place for us to live, I included the town of Adams, Massachusetts as a possibility because it had a wonderful old-fashioned diner on Main Street.

“Unfortunately, I was compelled to remove Adams from the short list when I was unable to recall a single other virtue in the town, possibly because it didn’t have any.”

— Bill Bryson, I’m a Stranger Here Myself