There was nothing like a 1970s vacation. Especially one at the Peter Pan Inn. It was every kids dream to go to a resort hotel and have new experiences. There was always a pool and game room and plenty of new halls to explore. Especially enticing was the hotel restaurant which was know for it’s corn fritters, corn meal balls, fried and dusted with powdered sugar. People waited in line to get in but the collection of Victorian antiques and other gaudy furnishings made waiting a feast for the eyes. The Peter Pan Inn was known for it’s restaurant, which featured five dining rooms during its hey-day and was popular during the 70s. but it all came to an end around Christmas 1983.
It remained closed for quite sometime before becoming the The Cracked Claw at Peter Pan Inn in the 1990s. A lot of the dining space has been replaced by off track betting facilities but many of the old artifacts remain and you can still find corn fritters on the menu. I’m sure many still go there just to catch a glimpse of the past. The older I get the more I like glimpses into the past and the more past there is to glimpse back at. I’m not sure if I like that so much, the getting older part that is. Oh, it has it’s benefits I’m sure but getting older is not for the weak.
I have an original 1970s vintage drinking glass from the Peter Pan Inn restaurant and it is an neat collectors item. Anyone who remembers those good old vacations of the 1960s and 70s and beyond will get a kick out of this treasure. Like mugs, unique drinking glasses are another fun addition to the kitchen or the curio cabinet. Special places from the past create wonderful memories and it is nice when an artifact of some by gone era finds it’s way into ones hands.
(The pictures of the dining room are from the internet, they are post cards that seem to be from different eras, I’m not sure about that, the one of the glass is from me, it’s the glass I have.)
And, in closing, as The Peter Pan Restaurant came to an end so does my relationship with the glass. My wife Deborah and I have been cleaning out lately and now she has put the Peter Pan glass up for sale on Ebay so just if you want to buy it just click on the picture and you can see her add. It’s cool. See ya soon, asa