THANKSGIVING AT CITY VIEW DINER Holid...

THANKSGIVING AT CITY VIEW DINER Holiday hostess

There are 21 comments on the The Morning Call story from Nov 28, 2008, titled THANKSGIVING AT CITY VIEW DINER Holiday hostess. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

''I want to know who's doing what with who and why. ... 'How's your mom?' or, 'Did your sister make it out for the holiday?' '' BEV FIES, City View Diner hostess As countless Americans prepared to sit at their ...

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Nazareth, PA

#1 Nov 28, 2008
I love dinere here in Pa!!

“In it for the long haul!”

Since: Sep 08

Slatington, PA

#2 Nov 28, 2008
Maybe its time to close EVERYTHING like they did in the old days let everyone have a holiday and make a turkey and have family over.. Obviously Hospitals cant, but gas stations you know if you cant get gas before the holiday that is your tough luck, plan ahead, they did in the old days, to much hustle and bustle not enough time for what the holiday stands for..Yea before yoyu write back and say well the old days are over, yea they are SAD TO SAY.. Happy Holidays, you know what MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! like the old days

Since: Feb 08

Allentown

#3 Nov 28, 2008
TRIPLEK1 wrote:
Maybe its time to close EVERYTHING like they did in the old days let everyone have a holiday and make a turkey and have family over.. Obviously Hospitals cant, but gas stations you know if you cant get gas before the holiday that is your tough luck, plan ahead, they did in the old days, to much hustle and bustle not enough time for what the holiday stands for..Yea before yoyu write back and say well the old days are over, yea they are SAD TO SAY.. Happy Holidays, you know what MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! like the old days
I respectfully disagree. My friend explained that going out to eat on Thanksgiving actually was cheaper than buying all that is required, not to mention the required preparation time. His entire family enjoyed a $14.99 buffet. I totally see his point of view.
Gabba Gabba Hey

Allentown, PA

#4 Nov 28, 2008
radical moderate wrote:
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I respectfully disagree. My friend explained that going out to eat on Thanksgiving actually was cheaper than buying all that is required, not to mention the required preparation time. His entire family enjoyed a $14.99 buffet. I totally see his point of view.
It's not all about the money though. Too many things in life have become about the money. I see Thanksgiving as a day to spend with my family, cooking together, the same homecooked meal I've eaten with them for the last 35 years of my life. It's a tradition and too many traditions have gone by the wayside.

If my family decided one day that it was too much work or money to make the feast, I'd take it upon myself to do it.

I'd much rather have us all sitting together at the table, talking, eating, laughing - rather than at a buffet where people are getting up and sitting down at different times.

I'd much rather have that break between dinner and dessert where everyone heads to the living room to relax and wait for room to eat the pumpkin pie.

And of course - lets not forget the people who have to work on all of these holidays that businesses used to be closed for. Some of the people who are working have volunteered to do so because they make double time and a half to do it. Me? I'd rather pass up the extra money and spend the day with my family. I agree with tripleK whole heartedly on that note. Is there really any reason for Walmart to be open on Thanksgiving? Really?
geezzzz

Bethlehem, PA

#5 Nov 28, 2008
What a nice story and also a nice person too that is special to her customers. Not everyone has family to have Thanksgiving with, so diners like that are good to be open on those holidays. HAPPY HOLIDAYS BEV!!!!!
i said

Macungie, PA

#6 Nov 28, 2008
schnecksville diner is so much better than city view
Happy Holiday

Hartford, CT

#7 Nov 28, 2008
Thanks Bev, Allentown needs more good people like you. Thanks for what you do!

“In it for the long haul!”

Since: Sep 08

Slatington, PA

#8 Nov 28, 2008
Gabba Gabba Hey wrote:
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It's not all about the money though. Too many things in life have become about the money. I see Thanksgiving as a day to spend with my family, cooking together, the same homecooked meal I've eaten with them for the last 35 years of my life. It's a tradition and too many traditions have gone by the wayside.
If my family decided one day that it was too much work or money to make the feast, I'd take it upon myself to do it.
I'd much rather have us all sitting together at the table, talking, eating, laughing - rather than at a buffet where people are getting up and sitting down at different times.
I'd much rather have that break between dinner and dessert where everyone heads to the living room to relax and wait for room to eat the pumpkin pie.
And of course - lets not forget the people who have to work on all of these holidays that businesses used to be closed for. Some of the people who are working have volunteered to do so because they make double time and a half to do it. Me? I'd rather pass up the extra money and spend the day with my family. I agree with tripleK whole heartedly on that note. Is there really any reason for Walmart to be open on Thanksgiving? Really?
WELL SAID MY FRIEND, Well said, your are so right does Boscovs needed to be open yesterday, did anyone for that matter, AND tyo have my family sit in our little dinning room shoulder to shoulder and enjoy MY BUFFET, of Duck and Turkey, and creamed yellow beans, clams casino, brushetta, 2 different kinds of filling, gravies, its still cheaper and more fun to make the food and the house smells so good, kids come and their eyes light up even though they are all in their 20's and one grandchild and her birthday is today, my gosh it doesnt get any better, and at 15 bucks a person for buffet, NAH not for me, you ought to see my Christmas eve menu Santa stops here for my Prime Rib, I leave him that , no cookies here!!!! Have a great Christmas Season, you to Radical one see you at the Christmas Party!!!

“What's all this, then?”

Since: Feb 07

Pottstown, PA

#9 Nov 28, 2008
Kudos to those who work in the food service industry on Thanksgiving and other holidays. Some of us do not have the luxury of attending a large family dinner.

The Chinese buffet is a much better way to spend time with Mom than eating frozen waffles and canned soup in a cramped apartment. Yet, if you "traditioners" had your way, that's precisely what we'd have done yesterday.
Gabba Gabba Hey

Allentown, PA

#10 Nov 28, 2008
Leland Bellows wrote:
Kudos to those who work in the food service industry on Thanksgiving and other holidays. Some of us do not have the luxury of attending a large family dinner.
The Chinese buffet is a much better way to spend time with Mom than eating frozen waffles and canned soup in a cramped apartment. Yet, if you "traditioners" had your way, that's precisely what we'd have done yesterday.
What's with the quotes around traditioners? As if it's a bad word? Why would you have eaten frozen waffles and canned soup for dinner on Thanksgiving? It can't be that you can't afford a better dinner - obviously you can if you went out for Chinese and you can afford the internet. Sounds to me like you just want to dramatize it.

My solution to the "I have no family" issue - make some friends. And for those of you who have friends that don't have a family to have Thanksgiving dinner with - invite them over to share yours.

“What's all this, then?”

Since: Feb 07

Pottstown, PA

#11 Nov 28, 2008
Frozen waffles and canned soup may not have been the only option. but considering her dietary and/or dental restrictions, it was the best alternative. And just maybe I've been too busy to get to the grocery store lately. Some of us work for a living.

"Make some friends," indeed. Tradition is just a shorter word for too frightened to change.

What is truly loathsome about you is your sense of entitlement. "I deserve a big dinner because it's always been so," "I deserve cheap gas because I'm an American," etc. Ironically, you don't get the true meaning of Thanksgiving at all.

"It's not all about the money though. Too many things in life have become about the money." Did you raise your own turkey and grow your own sweet potatoes? If not, then somebody paid for your food.
ann

Allentown, PA

#12 Nov 28, 2008
Well i HOPE THEIR DINNER IS BETTER THAN THEIR BREAKFAST.
common sense

Allentown, PA

#13 Nov 28, 2008
After last year we have a new name for this diner... S H I TTY view.

The food is not fit for man NOR beast. Gangsters yes ..eat up.
Gabba Gabba Hey

Allentown, PA

#14 Nov 28, 2008
Leland Bellows wrote:
Frozen waffles and canned soup may not have been the only option. but considering her dietary and/or dental restrictions, it was the best alternative. And just maybe I've been too busy to get to the grocery store lately. Some of us work for a living.
"Make some friends," indeed. Tradition is just a shorter word for too frightened to change.
What is truly loathsome about you is your sense of entitlement. "I deserve a big dinner because it's always been so," "I deserve cheap gas because I'm an American," etc. Ironically, you don't get the true meaning of Thanksgiving at all.
"It's not all about the money though. Too many things in life have become about the money." Did you raise your own turkey and grow your own sweet potatoes? If not, then somebody paid for your food.
I was going to respond to each of your bitter and envious rants - but I'll just leave it at this:

Tradition is something that keeps families together, it's something to look forward to and something that helps maintain values which are something a lot of people don't have very much of these days.

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#15 Nov 28, 2008
radical moderate wrote:
<quoted text>
I respectfully disagree. My friend explained that going out to eat on Thanksgiving actually was cheaper than buying all that is required, not to mention the required preparation time. His entire family enjoyed a $14.99 buffet. I totally see his point of view.
My Thanksgiving dinner cost me just under $20, brand name items. Use coupons & do the nath correctly & you can have an inexpensive Thanksgiving meal without going for generic products. Much cheaper than giving a diner $14.99. Sorry, but it's not that hard to cook a turkey. Let these diner employees be able to spend the holiday with their familiaes for God's sake.

Since: Mar 07

AOL

#16 Nov 28, 2008
Leland Bellows wrote:
Kudos to those who work in the food service industry on Thanksgiving and other holidays. Some of us do not have the luxury of attending a large family dinner.
The Chinese buffet is a much better way to spend time with Mom than eating frozen waffles and canned soup in a cramped apartment. Yet, if you "traditioners" had your way, that's precisely what we'd have done yesterday.
You don't have a to have a large family in order to have a nice holiday. It's a day of thanks, not the Eight Is Enough holiday. Even if it's just you yourself & you, just be thankful that you are here and have what you do have now & be thanksful for the negative things you do not have. You have the ability to type your comment on a computer, some people cannot even spell or read, some cannot afford a computer, some are not healthy enough to have the luxury of being home & are in the hospital & cannot do what you're doing right now. Be thankful for what you have now & spend every day as if it were your last.
Ollie North

New Columbia, PA

#17 Nov 28, 2008
"...comes to the diner every Thanksging." -- The Morning Call spelling gets worse every week!!!
Whatever Works

Newton, NJ

#18 Nov 28, 2008
Are their prices so high that people have to share a meal? Just wondered because the story named a few people that shared their meals. I think it is wonderful that some churches have dinners on Thanksgiving.Some elderly are unable to cook a large dinner for themselves, and don't have family to go to.
css66

Allentown, PA

#19 Nov 28, 2008
Does it really matter if your entire family is together at home or at a restaurant for a holiday meal?
The important thing is that they are all together and healthy.

My pet peave is people who go out to eat and enjoy a holiday meal, only to be the most bitter and miserable people to the ones who are working at the place they are eating at.
They have to whine and gripe about EVERYTHING. My god, just be happy you have 2 arms and 2 legs and you have the freedom to go where you want.
Not having soup at a buffet is no reason to curse at the waitress.
(The man at the Best Western Thanksgiving Buffet)

“In it for the long haul!”

Since: Sep 08

Slatington, PA

#20 Nov 29, 2008
Gabba Gabba Hey wrote:
<quoted text>
I was going to respond to each of your bitter and envious rants - but I'll just leave it at this:
Tradition is something that keeps families together, it's something to look forward to and something that helps maintain values which are something a lot of people don't have very much of these days.
Agreed, hey if you have frozen waffles and you prepared it with your family, that is a good thing, but going out to eat on thanksgiving is expensive 2 ducks 24 bucks, 1 turkey 26 bucks, frozen green beans what 2 bucks, cranberry sauce a buck, soda, beer, wine, filling jeez tops 5 bucks and you make all of it WITH LOVE cause your family will share at 15 to 18 bucks a person times 9 at my house no comparison at all, plus its at your house and you can let loose and laugh , everyone helps clean up 15 minutes to load the dish washer, then all the kids put up our tree TRADITION they all look forward to , NAH go to the diner to eat and leave and say wow that went fast!!! GIVE ME MY HOME AND FAMILY FUN...Happy Holidays to all.. But this is why its AMERICA you can choose what you want!!!

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