I, too, worked there in the ’50s. In fact, although memory is a bit foggy after all this time, it was likely that Scott helped me get the dishwashing job since we were good friends and neighbors. The minimum wage back then was $1.10. Bob Gruye’s stepson, Joe Webster, was the salad and dessert man, probably getting another $0.25 cents an hour…..a big deal in those days.
A very popular dessert was “Caramel” with whipped cream. This was made by boiling sweetened condensed milk in the can for several hours. Once cooled, both ends of the can were opened, and a portion (it was now solid) was pushed out and sliced off. Today we would call this “dulce de leche.”
Another thing I remember was that once a year the logs needed to be oiled. All of us would do this work on a Saturday morning.