I worked at the Drumstick as a waitress from 1974-79. Being a teenager, I grew up during those years. I enjoyed all the coworkers and customers. I learned to save money, to efficiently wait tables while having fun. I saw the changes through the years from restaurant to music venue. I would occasionally waitress the supper crowd then come back and help during the bands, early on. I took a full-time job after my high school graduation in ’78 and decided to quit working at Drumstick. I have great memories of cook/ waitress fun, moving the heavy tables and chairs to sweep and the occasional matchbook or folded up napkin to level the tables. I’ll never forget my vocabulary lesson of a “vestibule” better known as an entryway. Lol. I learned to work hard and to show up cheerfully for all my shifts. I remained friends with many of my coworkers, even today 47 years later.

Shared by: Sandie Smith

Article courtesy of Lincoln Journal Star, added by Cathy Lohmeier

Shared by: Sandie Smith