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Still wanting photos of Coomer's Restaurant in downtown Columbia, KY

Glenn R Murphy writes:
Still trying to find pictures of Coomers Restaurant in downtown Columbia from 1943 till 1986 (I think it was the oldest business on the square in the same location). I hope someone out there has a picture of it....anybody ???? Thanks - Glenn R Murphy
Thanks, Glenn R. Murphy. Somebody or group needs to write a book(s) about this wonderful institution. CM will keep on the lookout. The closest thing we can find in our archives is Haskin's bear from the archives of Eddie Kessler - but that's a good mile away. Pete Walker used to say that Haskin assured everyone that your grandmother, mother, and aunt could not have operated if he did not come in early and "do the heavy cooking," though there seem to be no eyewitnesses to that labor. Somebody out in in library land needs to round up the usual suspects and send some photo(s). By the way, wonder when the place will be reopened and somebody will bring back the 55 cent plate lunch - a meat and two with full and deep dinner plate coverage? - CM

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Haskin Coomer & Hobart Bear Coomer, 40 years ago

2013-10-15 - Columbia, KY - Photo from the collection of Eddie Kessler.
Posted 2008-02-22EDDIE KESSLER found this photo and sent it with the this note: "Here is a vintage (circa 1960's) black bear photo. Looks to be in Columbia, next to Haskin Coomer & Son building." will be eternally grateful to Eddie Kessler for reminding all us Old Timers (160 years old and up) of these most beloved Adair County buddies. Haskin Coomer and his bear buddy, Hobart. Clicking ReadMore accesses a letter from Glenn Murphy, requesting photos of Coomer's Cafe, the never to be forgotten little restaurant in Downtown Columbia.

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