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Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Home Front Cafe in Altamont, New York

When Cindy Pollard was
planning the Home Front
Cafe, she modeled it
after her mother's

Growing up during that era,
she had items needed to
create a welcoming

She added Ration Books,
newsclippings & other
memorabilia from her

The collection of 1940s
household items grew.

Visitors started bringing in their 1940s memorabelia to add to Cindy's collection.  

Customers enjoy delicious meals while reminiscing about the 1940s and life at home during World War II with family and friends.  Others visit to learn about the history of this era while chatting with fellow diners.

The desserts are on 
display to tempt

Photos of veterans are pinned
to a large bulletin board.

This is my dad, US Army Air
Corps Sargent Stanley F. Zapisek, 
just before he shipped out to

Cindy invites veterans to
speak to groups of local

She & I hosted a program
here with World War II 
veterans when I ran the 

There was an electric charge in the air as former soldiers, airmen, nurses and radar operators spoke of their experiences.  My son, Adam, was with me, taking in every detail of every story.

on open display.

Adam insisted I touch the rough volcanic pebbles from the island were his Grandfather served.

Cindy posts information
on local veteran events...

... and advertises veterans' Honor

Come to Altamont for good food and great conversations at The Home Front Cafe.  Take a walk around the village to admire the older homes and relax in Schilling Park.  

The Altamont Fair starts on Tuesday the 15th and runs through August 20.  You'll need to visit several times to take in the fair and all this village offers.

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