Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The folks used to take my sister and I to a local Sambo's restaurant for breakfast all the time.

That was late 60's or early 70's.  They had pretty darn good pancakes, and absolutely no sense of political correctness. 


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  1. The owner's nick-name really WAS "Sambo," but "righteous" blacks (and whites) didn't care.

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  2. They still have one store open in Santa Barbara on the beach
    near Stearns Wharf. The walls are still filled with images
    of Sambo and the tiger!

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    1. And it produces a fine breakfast as well.

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  3. I recall going to Sambo's as well and it's just now that you mention it that I don't recall seeing them around anymore. I don't recall it being a place based on race - as you suggest, just good pancakes and breakfast.

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  4. I was travelling through Ohio to a customer's plant with our sales rep back in about 1977. We stopped for dinner at a Sambo's and I saw bacon cheeseburger on the menu. What? Bacon on a burger? I was intrigued. Never had I heard of anything like that in my life. Oh, my goodness. I was in such a state of bliss that I never noticed if there was any racist bric a brac anywhere in the place.............

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  5. Look how clean that street and parking lot is! I remember those days....

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  7. The green two door in the foreground appears to be a Chevy Vega which was introduced as a 1970 model. The Olds sedan behind it could be a '69, '70 or '71.

    Al_in_Ottawa

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  8. The thing was, nobody else did either. PC is a fairly recent disease.

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  9. Only place I ever saw a "cheesburger-salad combo"....

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  10. I remember Grammaw and Grampaw reading that book to me in Owensboro, Kentucky when I was little, and showing me the pictures.

    Little black Sambo may have been black, but he was not a Negro, because tigers are in India, not Africa.

    I just googled "Little Black Sambo", and the book can still be purchased at the Amazon web site, and there are cartoons posted at the You Tube web site.

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  11. Back in the good old days. Everything sucks now. We could pull in to the feed store and get a 50 pound box of dynamite a tin of caps and a roll of fuse and head up to the 40 and blast stumps. Now people shit there pants if they hear a car backfire . Everything sucks.

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  12. I've got one of their coffee cups.

    I don't see any cars there that would be driven by a liberal.

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  13. I can remember when the first change was written.
    Sambo became "brave."
    I'm thinking than should've been enough.
    30+ years ago there were two Sambo's in Redding.
    The restaurants are still there, one Mexican, the other is still a coffee shop.

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