Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Justin's Place.......







A few weeks ago, we were visiting in Thomaston......there is a very special place there named 'Justin's Place'. Justin was born with Down's Sydrome.....He attended school and when he was a young boy, he lost his mother to breast cancer. She was a teacher and dearly loved by everyone.

After leaving high school, Justin's father was concerned that Justin
would miss being with his friends....one day while riding down a street, Justin spied a closed restaurant. He asked his dad, "Is that Justin's Place?" His Dad replied, "yes." Justin said that's where we'll sell hot dogs and french fries!"

After getting the building ready and adding outside tables and chairs, the big day came. Justin is very affectionate and greets everyone with a hug....

His menu has many choices and the ones we've eaten are delicious.....Always a crowd..Justin is quite a celebrity............

13 comments:

dot said...

What a unique eating place! Maybe someday I'll get to go there.

dot said...

Betty, I forgot to ask...Do you know how long it's been open?

Ruth said...

Oh, that is just SO special. It really touches me because my oldest son is mildly autistic, and I wonder sometimes what we can do for him job/livelihood wise. How very touching. Thank you for sharing this.

cityfarmer said...

The most special story of the day....and to lose your Mom on top of all that....I can see that you are proud to call him friend.

chat soon, I hope.

Betty said...

Dot,
I think Justin's has been open about 2 years. The first time we ate there was several months ago and the last time about six weeks ago. The menu is very interesting: THE DOG POUND
for hot dogs all kinds of ways and the other items are all funny. The food is delicious.....

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Beautiful story. I would love to eat there. connie from Texas

Kelli said...

What a wonderful story, Betty! I would love to be able to visit Justin's place someday!
Kelli

Myrna said...

Sounds like a good place to spend some time. May have to check it out some day. Nice story, Betty.

"Early Bird" said...

We have a young man with Down's Syndrome that works at our local Krogers. I know how close he is to his mother who looks to be up in years.
What a nice place for Justin! :)
PS...I'm so glad you left me a comment! Gal, I thought I was just not your cup of tea or something :(

Rhoda said...

Betty, what a sweet story about Justin.

Rhoda

Susie said...

Hi Betty,
What a heartwarming story about Justin! I can only imagine what a sense of pride he has in this place.
Thanks for sharing this!!
:)

RealEstateGirl said...

Betty, my husband was born and raised in Thomaston, GA and still has family there. I'm gonna show him this post! What a sweet story!

Lyndy said...

What a lovely story. Thanks so much for sharing. It is wonderful how God has used his life in the face of difficult circumstances.