Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Sweet Memories from Sandy

We finally got the call.

Remember way back when we started this blog? It all started with the story of how the American "Belgian Waffle" was really born during the 1964 World's Fair in Queens, where our fellow Belgian Maurice Vermeersch had a waffle-stand in the Belgian Pavilion near the Unisphere? To honor this little piece of waffle-history, we dug up a wonderful picture of four girls eating at waffle during the 64' World's Fair, and we put in on our home page collage.

So a few weeks ago, we got the call, Sandy Costanza (no relationship to George from Seinfeld), calling from New Hampshire. At first I was bracing for a lawsuit of course (unauthorized use of photos etc etc etc etc), but no! Everything was cool and it turned out Ms. Costanza just wanted the original picture. Pffiew! Sandy turns out the to be the girl with the sunglasses. The girl on the right was Judy (current location unknown). The blond to Sandy's left is her good friend Jill, currently living in Florida. Sandy doesn't remember the girl on the left, the one voraciously digging into her waffle. Maybe she was the class-nerd - and no one paid attention to her until she went on to make Secretary of State or something like that. We'd love to find out.

Oh, those were the days! They were all 18 years old, and it was a school trip to the Fair, from Syosset High School in Long Island. Sandy still comes out to New York once in a while, when she visits her family and friends in Garden City and in Huntington Long Island. We can't wait till she comes a delivers the ultimate verdict on whether we're really serving the "World's Fair Brussels Waffle".

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