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Neon sign saying Miss Florence Diner

The ladies who lunch

I saw a lot of diners on my road trips for New England Neon. Now I’m no expert on these establishments, but I did learn a few things along the way. Diners are said to have originated in Providence, Rhode Island, in the 1800s when Walter Scott (not the Ivanhoe guy) began selling food to factory […]

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Help save the Al Mac’s Diner sign

The giant sign above Al Mac’s Diner has been taken down. But don’t worry — it’s just for a few months while the restaurant gets a new roof and the sign gets some long overdue repairs. But the fixes are expensive and the diner’s owners have launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise the estimated $45,000. […]

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Photo showing neon sign for Lowell Sun and taxi sign in foreground

Breakfast all day

When I decided to expand my neon project across Massachusetts I knew I needed backup. So I recruited an old friend to team up with me on the road. (She’s Internet-shy, so I’ll just leave her name to your imagination.) She was a combination researcher, sounding board, motivator, sparkling conversationalist, and – yes – driver […]

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