Cheers! (or in our case John’s Bar!) – There ARE good people in this world!


This past Thursday evening, Marty and I went on our regular weekly “date” to John’s Bar.
John’s Bar is our CHEERS.
It’s our “where everybody knows your name.”
It’s an everyone-gets-a-hug-when-you-leave kinda place.
It’s NOT classy.
It’s NOT fancy.
Dare I say it is a bit of a “dive” (in the most flattering way you can call something a dive).

Don’t ask for a Cosmo at John’s Bar.
Brad (the bartender) laughed when I asked for Bombay Gin instead of Tangueray.
No frozen fru fru drinks.
Appetizers are packs of saltine crackers (if you’re lucky!)
The menu never changes – as many times as I ask to look at it – and even when I try writing something different on the menu pad, like Belgium waffles with fresh strawberries and whipped cream or a chicken quesadilla.
But you can always count on a grilled chicken salad (with French fries),
Or a bowl of cheeseburger mac soup,
Or some pretty darn good wings.

Our bill for the evening rarely exceeds $30 – for dinner and drinks!
And we have made lifetime friends we would have never known if not for our regular Thursday evenings at John’s bar.
We get invited to pig roasts and picnics and parties.
We celebrate birthdays and weddings and anniversaries.
We laugh – and laugh – and laugh.
Sometimes we talk politics… and even though my views are a bit more liberal than most at John’s on Thursday nights – they love me anyway.

Well – When we got home this past Thursday evening from our “date,” I realized I had lost my debit card.

(Dang that Marty for having me pay this week!)

Nick said I looked distraught…
I felt like I lost my left arm (I’m a leftie – so right arm does ME NO good!)…
I called our friends that were still there.
They checked the bar, the bathroom, the parking lot….
No luck.

So Friday morning I called the bank, cancelled the debit card, and ordered a new one.
What a long 5-7 days it will be waiting!  (seriously Mars Bank!?)

Then about an hour later, the bank called me.
Someone had returned my debit card TO THE BANK!
They told the nice lady on the phone that called me that they found it in a – ahem – bar (or maybe restaurant she said kindly) parking lot.

So see! There are good, kind people in the world!
Doing kind little random things every day.
If you just pay attention.

Thank you to whoever was so kind to return my debit card to the bank! I appreciate you!
(even though the bank doesn’t – ahem – trust – and said they have to destroy it since “someone else touched it!” and issue me a new one)

YOU tried, and I love ya!

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Hello Doily SU Stamp on Distressed Victorian Thank You Note

Cheers and Hugs,

13 thoughts on “Cheers! (or in our case John’s Bar!) – There ARE good people in this world!

  1. Yes there are good people in this world!! Especially this part of the our country, (W.PA & of course NE, OH)!!!!
    Don & I also have our Place where we are known by all, and also get lotsa hugs & kisses, it’s Bogey’s!!! If you are ever in the Coitsville/Lowelville area of East Youngstown it’s a must stop kinda place. They even won “Best Burger” award for Mahoning Valley!!!!! It’s a family owned, not fancy place that we go to at least once a week! Also they have the best Italian greens!!!
    If you’re ever in the area and need to stop for lunch or dinner, give me a call, I’m always up for good food & friendly conversation.
    Have a great weekend! 😉
    Oh, and the first drinks on meeeee…


  2. In the world of so many negative things happening, it is just a breath of fresh air to hear such good things like your own “Cheers” bar. Some once said it doesn’t matter where you are but who you’re with and boy does this fit the bill. I will put this on my to-do list to become a patron along with Joyce. It sure seems like my kinda “joint” to just hang out and laugh a lot. Love your posts.

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  3. And…I lost my credit card today…had to cancel it. Would it not be amazing if my bank calls? HA! My son lost his wallet in a bar at college and it was returned with $300 in it that he just withdrew for Spring Break that year. And, once in Innsbrook, Austria- a good samaritan returned his wallet that he lost! Indeed, there are good people:) Enjoy your Sunday, Jodi.

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