This week’s mug is a classic. It’s one of those thick, heavy mugs you’d find in diners back in the day (I’m not sure how far back, but I remember them from childhood). This particular mug comes from a place that first opened in 1953 and as far as I can gather, the logo hasn’t changed since. Maybe the mug style hasn’t either. 🤔
I first visited the Original Pancake House in Eugene, Oregon when we were in the process of adopting our youngest daughter, Leah. She was in foster care there and I took a trip from Texas to visit her before she came to live with us. I had never been to a Pancake House and I was immediately taken by the hominess of the place. It was very comfortable and the pancakes were delicious! Little Leah thought so too.
I could do a whole review on my one and only visit to Eugene and its Original Pancake House, that actually originated in Portland and now has international locations, but that’s not what this post is about. I will say, however, if you are ever in Eugene you might want to give the Pancake House a try. You might even be able to snag a retro mug like this one. Or, if you happen to be in one of the other twenty-eight states where they have locations, you could try them there. 😁
This mug transports me back in time a bit with it’s classic style and retro looking logo. It also evokes memories of the beginning of our journey with our sweet Leah who just turned twelve. I can’t believe it was nine years ago and yet it feels like yesterday. Time passes so quickly sometimes and I am thankful for memories that seem to make it stand still for just a moment, and the things that facilitate those memories, like this mug.