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 Moonlite BAr-B-Q Inn's Founder dies at 83

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Moonlite BAr-B-Q Inn's Founder dies at 83 Mon, 06/16/03 5:58 PM (permalink)
Catherine Bosley, the fouunder of Owensboro's famed Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn and matriarch of the three-generational
family that operates it, died Monday [April 29th, 2003]. She was 83. Mrs. Bosley was a foreman at the old Glenmore Distilleries plant in 1963 when she and her husband, Hugh, bought what was then a tiny 14-year-old barbecue joint with 30 seats, including stools at the counter, for $50,000. They sold their house, moved in with
her mother and used the $5,000 profit from the house as a down payment, It was a big step for the couple. He was 48. She was 42. And they had five children.  But over the next 40 years, the Bosley's turned the Moonlite into Owensboro's best-known restaurant...full story at

(courtesy of Owensboro Messenger Inquirer)
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    RE: Moonlite BAr-B-Q Inn's Founder dies at 83 Mon, 06/16/03 6:33 PM (permalink)
    Thanks for posting that...She was indeed an institution in the community and in her family business. We visited the place last Thursday evening and it seems that all is as it should be. I really like the variety and quality of the Moonlite.
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