Tuesday, October 18, 2011

DEB AND DI'S RESTAURANT


Two weeks ago, Vince and I were in Rushville, Illinois for a job interview.  Rushville is a very small town in Schuyler County with a total recorded population of 3300.  Honestly, I was surprised to see such rural place here in the United States.   For the most part of my life, I lived in the city - Manila and Toronto.  When I moved to Lebanon, Pennsylvania, I thought Lebanon is already too rural for me, but when I saw Rushville - oh my - this place is just rural in every sense.  It's one of those places where everybody knows everybody.

On the second day of our interview, Vince and I had breakfast at Deb and Di's Restaurant along with Lynn Stambaugh, Culbertson Memorial Hospital CEO, and Jim, a board member.  The place was nearly packed when we came in.  The table beside ours was occupied by a big party of old ladies, and like I said above, everybody knows everybody, so Lynn was able to name all of them - one lady used to be her babysitter, another was her math teacher, and so on.  She tried to piece up the connection between the ladies to figure out what could the gathering be about, but one of the ladies said it's just their "monthly birthday."

So anyway, Deb and Di's Restaurant is a traditional American restaurant.  I ordered the Link Special which is composed of two sausage links, two eggs, and hashbrown (or fries).  Vince and I were itching to take pictures for posterity's sake but we were quite embarassed because: 1) we were interviewing with a potential employer; and 2) locals were most likely not accustomed to seeing Asians clicking their cameras to take pictures with and of anything, for example, a platter of a traditional American breafkast.  I'm sure you all know what I mean.  Hehe!  We waited until we parted ways with Lynn and Jim before we hurriedly took pictures outside the restaurant ;)

We were only in Rushville for barely two days but that short of stay was enough to break a city girl's heart.  Vince and I really ached for them that before we left we prayed that God answer the town's need particularly for doctors who will be dedicated in taking care of the townsmen's health.

Other than eating at Deb and Di's and meeting the charitable Dr. Russell Dohner, I have a couple more Rushville stories which I will share in the future, but that's it for today, my dear blogging buddies. Ciao for now! :)


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24 comments:

  1. hopefully your prayers will be answered...

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  2. That's exciting and adventurous KM! I like going to places na medyo kaiba sa kinagisnan ko. Sometimes, it's quite interesting to discover communities like that and it's people. I'm loving your trips and adventures KM! :)

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  3. that's sounds exciting, keep posting. was here for WW. hope to see you back.

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  4. passing by for orange tuesday. hope you could visit mine at http://www.prettysinglemom.com/2011/10/night-bla.html

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  5. when i am reading your posts parang andyan na rin ako ah hahaha
    you really have wonderful trips and have more fun KM siyempre kapiling ang husband
    i am just so critical sa government, palpak kasi ang programs and policies nila eh, kaya i really follow what is happening to our country at the same time hindi pwedeng hindi iconsider ang nangyayari outside 'Pinas

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  6. Rushville. Illinios? :D

    My best friend and her family just moved to that place just few days ago... I miss them so bad! :/




    Napaka exciting ng mga adventures mo ate!

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  7. Yes ate sa Rushville daw talaga. May mga pics pa nga sila! :)

    Tahimik po ba dun? :/ HAHAHA! Lagot, di pa naman sanay yun ng tahimik. Pero sabi nya maganda naman daw yung place kahit papano.

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  8. Guest what??? We have the same WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!! OCT 30 din ang sa amin ni Bren...hehehe

    ang saya naman... maybe we are really meant to be friends noh? hehehe

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  9. Oh, that's nice to know the other side of USA. And I totally relate with Asians taking photos of everythin' lol. I love your stories, keep on posting :)

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  10. kaysarap pumunta diyan na pinuntahan mo...

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  11. Mukhang ang ganda ng place at tahimik. Sana matanggap kayo sa inaaplyan nyong job! Goodluck!

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  12. Napakaexciting naman ng trip na eto, KM. Thanks for always sharing your wonderful adventures.

    What I truly appreciate about rural life is the genuine warmth of people from all over the place. I can imagine no secrets can be kept from anyone, LOL!

    I am sure all your prayers will be granted because you have a good heart.

    Hugs!

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  13. ^^ thank you all for your thoughtful comments :) i really appreciate that!

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  14. I can imagine the town based on your story, KM. Thanks for sharing!I'm learning a lot!

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  15. hehhe..oso na ngayon ang orange dahil sa pumpkins..hehe, thanks KM for visiting my OT..here visiting back..see you next week!

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  16. my white wednesday is up also.. hope you can drop by too;)

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  17. I love your posts and your blog. Hence, I'm giving you this Liebster Award. Check it out:

    http://mommygrowingup.blogspot.com/2011/10/liebster-award.html

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  18. now following you more than sexy...hope you could follow me back..


    have a nice day ahead and god speed..


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  19. love those pumpkins sis..
    feel the halloween na talaga..
    thanks for joining!

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  20. very neat place, I also live in rural, have few neighbors in our neighborhood, it is quite at first but you get use to it. How was your interview? Did you get the job? visiting for WW hope that you can visit me back too

    http://www.jessysadventure.com/2011/10/i-love-this-white-steam-from-the-pond.html

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  21. thank you, all, for the comments ^^

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  22. Oh yeah, there are a lot talaga na mga rural places dito sa US, sis. Rushville is just one of them! So how was the interview? Are you guys in the medical field? You seemed to have a lifestyle full of travel. Love it! :)

    Late WW visit! Hope you can stop by mine, too, if you get a chance!
    Whites at UWSP
    My Laundry System
    Punch Bowl Set
    Wintry, Brrrrr

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  23. hope you did well in your interview. thanks for the visit.. visiting late via Ot

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