First Drink

Steve Gerke
Crystal Lake, IL

My mother grew up in old town. She lived on west Eugenie less than a block from Twin Anchors. She had her first drink ever at your bar. She was 18 in 1950. Her name is Gloria Gerke née Untinen, Over the years when she was alive my parents often brought our family to Twin Ancors for your RIBS and coleslaw. She had many friends that she kept in contact with that still lived there. Some on Cleveland ave. The Skowronskis was one of the families (And Mitch worked at Twin anchors). Some on Sedgwick. Any way she often talked about your fine restaurant and I remember it well. By the way. My mothers sister Jean also had her first beer at Twin Anchors. Her name then was Jean Untinen. After she got married she became Jean Auel and moved to Portland Oregon. She became a world famous author. Clan of the Cave Bear was her first novel