Croy Restaurant Memories Page

 Not sure of the date Rita Jane Croy and her mother
 Louise Croy bought the restaurant. They ran it
 during the WW II years and sold it to Kathryn and
 Paul Croy in 1946	

Rita and Louise Restaurant Days
No photographs are available of the time Rita Jane and Louise owned it.
M.L. Johnson Memories - Late night Saturday closings After closing, we would clean up the place and the go to 5:00 a.m. Mass, which they had during the war so people working in Defense Plants could go to church. Both dad and Rita also worked at the Tank Depot in Lima, not sure of the timeframe. No Saturday evening masses back then. After mass, everyone, mom, dad and all who went to mass, would come home and sleep.
K. E. Croy Memories - WW II has ended I remember the day the war ended. Dad and I went to the restaurant to help out because they were so busy. I had never stayed up so late at night. Celebrating people would come in for something to eat and coffee. We sold everything in the restaurant. When some of the people found we had no more food or coffee, they asked for bread on a plate or crackers and would put ketchup or mustard on them and drink a glass of water. Mom offered to give them the bread and crackers, but they still left money. Everyone was so happy the war had ended..
In 1946 Rita Jane and Louise would sell the restaurant business to Aunt Kathryn and Uncle Paul Croy.


Kathryn and Paul Restaurant Days

Kathryn was full time manager and Paul would help, but continue with his chicken and egg business. Kathryn retained Louise as a cook. Random photos from Kathryn's restaurant days
Matchbook CROY Restaurant
Click photos to view larger Wall Posters: Right Wall (Front to rear) - Calendar, Dr. Pepper sign. Left Wall (Front to rear) Big Car Auto Races Celina ad, Chicken in the Basket poster, Menu board Back Wall (left to right) Toasted Cheese (something), Try our Jumbo Tenderloin Sandwich, then a clock and a fan, We Sell Bus Tickets (top) Burger Baskets (bottom)
Menu Ad
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