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March 15, 2013
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Farewell ode to Trolley Junction

This ode I wrote is to honor and pay tribute to the loss of a treasured friend, the Trolley Junction Restaurant. On the day it closed, Feb. 28, I was unable to enjoy one parting meal and attend the final farewell to a place that has been so close to my heart. Therefore, I felt compelled to honor this special day that represents an end of a season to many of us “old-timers!” I know that I am one of many who are sorry to see this history of Nevada County leave …

“Farewell Ode to Trolley Junction”

Seasons come and seasons go, but it’s sad to see you leave …

The fabric of times past, tapestries you did weave …

Memories of times of long ago,

Floods my eyes and mind and soul,

Our eating rituals here are ending, so hard to believe ...

Many special occasions have graced us with memories sweet …

If these walls could speak, they’d tell of times that we’d meet ...

Special times to celebrate,

Remembrances that communicate,

You’ve blessed us with joyful events that’s made it a real treat!

You have fed our stomachs and spirits with beauty and grace …

No other eating experience will ever take your place …

The beauty of seeing a waterfall,

Enhanced our dining more than a wall,

We’ll remember the smiles and warmth of each and every face …

Knowing that all good things must come to an end...

Good-byes are mixed with sadness and thanks, dear friend …

Kudos to all, a job well done,

You are our heroes, often unsung,

With tearful farewells, best wishes to all, from our hearts we extend.

Jeanine Bryant lives in Nevada City.


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