Moon Burgers

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silverspork
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2003/11/23 12:12:01 (permalink)

Moon Burgers

I just watched a segment of CBS Sunday Morning with
Charles Osgood. They went to the decidedly small,
rural "town" of Moonshine, Illinois to profile the
Moon Burger. Made by one of the 2 official residents
of the town (actually a grocery), they are apparently
quite the tradition. They showed people coming in and
ordering 15 burgers at a time. You can get hamburgers
and/or cheeseburgers. You add your own mustard and ketchup.
The stove is only hot until 12:30 P.M. and then the
cook locks up-no exceptions.

The grocery is a real gathering place and the social
aspect is as important as the cuisine.
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    Bushie
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    RE: Moon Burgers 2003/11/24 08:28:33 (permalink)
    I saw that. I liked the whole show, but the segment on Moonshine, Illinios was great!! I've GOT to eat there!

    I, um, "found" this link that tells about this place:

    http://www.clarkcountyil.org/Communities/moonshine.htm
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    tiki
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    RE: Moon Burgers 2003/11/24 19:40:17 (permalink)
    Neat place---Thanks for the website,Bushie. At the moment we have no tv---and when we finish the new house its tempting to just not get one but there are some shows i do miss--Sunday Mornig is onme of them.Long time Charles Kuralt fan and pleased with Charles Osgood's great job continuing a great format and greater attitude.Would have missed this if not for Silverspork--thanks!
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    Bushie
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    RE: Moon Burgers 2003/11/24 19:52:58 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by tiki

    Neat place---Thanks for the website,Bushie. At the moment we have no tv---and when we finish the new house its tempting to just not get one but there are some shows i do miss--Sunday Mornig is onme of them.Long time Charles Kuralt fan and pleased with Charles Osgood's great job continuing a great format and greater attitude.Would have missed this if not for Silverspork--thanks!

    Ditto the thanks to silverspork.

    tiki, Charles Kuralt was one of my early "inspirations". I rarely missed the show when he hosted it. I've grown to accept Osgood in recent years, but I just related much more to Kuralt's "Spirit".
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    tiki
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    RE: Moon Burgers 2003/11/26 05:33:58 (permalink)
    I know what you mean.Bushie---the first time i read Kuralts "On the Road",i said--"Hey,this guys got MY job!!" was very jelous that he got paid to do that. The man was wonderful--had the most mello attitide and at a time when the world looked crazed,he reminded me that things CAN work out just fine and there reallyn are alot nice people out there! I miss him.
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    Sundancer7
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    RE: Moon Burgers 2003/11/26 08:03:40 (permalink)
    I always looked forward to Sunday morning with Charles Kuralt. I wanted to go to every place he showed.

    He also had a very secret life.

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN
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    tiki
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    RE: Moon Burgers 2003/11/26 11:18:12 (permalink)
    "Secret life"???? and.......
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    Lone Star
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    RE: Moon Burgers 2003/11/26 11:29:14 (permalink)
    I watched that program too. I WANTED one of those burgers.

    I liked when the lady said "If you're in here after the door is locked, your cleanin up!"
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    Sundancer7
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    RE: Moon Burgers 2003/11/26 12:14:55 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by tiki

    "Secret life"???? and.......


    Charles Kuralt was apparently happily married and after his death, it was discovered that his mistress for many years lived in a neat cabin in a western state which belonged to Kuralt. It was a news item for a while after his death. I think she eventually got to keep the property. She had apparently been his mistress for many years.

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN
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    tiki
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    RE: Moon Burgers 2003/11/26 13:48:01 (permalink)
    Ahhh---i see.

    Well life is what it is,isnt it?
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