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Von Price: Coomers had the best fish sandwiches

Remembers Mrs. Coomer's cure for fish bone in throat; remembers that Joanne Odell made a set of photos of all the businesses around town and she may have given author a picture of Coomer's

By Von Price

Oh I remember Coomers restaurant very well. When I was a child growing up in Adair County I remember going to town on Saturday and my Mom and I would always go to Coomers and have a fried fish sandwich. I don't know why we always ate the same thing.

But that is what we ate. I remember my brothers going to the Pool Room to get themselves a hamburger.

I wanted a hamburger, but those days, women didn\'t go to Pool Rooms. Now they are called Pool Halls.

The one thing I remember about eating my fish sandwich one Saturday was I swallowed a small bone from the fish and it got hung in my throat. I started coughing and gagging and I remember Mrs. Coomer brought me a slice of white bread and told me to make a ball out of the white part and swallow it..that it would dislodge the fish bone.

Sure enough I swallowed the fish bone! This is a true story, not a Fish tale.

My Mom always said they had the best fish sandwich in town.

The only person I can think of who might have a picture of the restaurant would be Joanna Odell.

She made a set of all the store fronts on the square for me. But I can not remember if there was one of Coomer's Restaurant.

And since I am moving they are packed up and stored. If I find it I will certainly share.

Good luck in finding a picture of a wonderful place to eat when I was a child, and let me tell you, that was some time ago! - Von Price, Louisville, KY (New address will be in Englewood, Florida)

Comments re article 62680 Still wanting photos of Coomers Restaurant in downtown Columbia KY

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