Rita Jane Croy and Louise Croy Restaurant Days
No photographs are available of the time Rita Jane
and Louise owned it.
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
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
In August, 1946, Rita Jane and Louise would sell the restaurant
business to Aunt Kathryn and Uncle Paul Croy.