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Another generation of work ethic... - Mark's Journal
Another generation of work ethic...
Hot Truck on the Arts QuadCan you even imagine working for four decades at the same job, and in all that time, being able to count on your fingers the number of scheduled days of work you'd missed? That just doesn't happen any more, but it was the most natural thing in the world to Bob Petrillose. He loved spending all afternoon with his wife and then all night with dozens or hundreds of hungry students and other area residents.

Bob's family has established a scholarship in his name at Cornell's School of Hotel Administration. Contributions may be sent to The Robert C. Petrillose Scholarship Fund, Tompkins Trust Company, Attention Sue Lason, PO Box 460, Ithaca, NY 14851.

Without FlashCalling hours have been scheduled for Friday afternoon from 4:00-7:00pm at McInerny Funeral Home in Elmira, and a service will be held this Saturday morning at 10:00, at the First Presbyterian Church in Elmira. A memorial service is being planned for a later date at Cornell's Sage Chapel.

My friend Beth and I went to the Shortstop Deli last night to indulge our Hot Truck craving, and since I knew I couldn't have the MBC Link that was always my signature sub, I got a T-Sui. Well, I actually got a "Grand Slam" Sui, in Shortstop parlance, but it amounts to the same thing. I saved half for today's lunch.

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Current Mood: wistful

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vorspeise From: vorspeise Date: December 12th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC) (Link)


I found your journal through picturing_food. I lived in Ithaca for 4 years, 2 of them on Cornell's North Campus. I remember fondly going for a midnight Sui from the hot truck with friends while cramming for finals. I also liked the meatball subs so much!

I was sad to learn of Bob Petrillose's passing. He and the hot truck were such constant fixtures on the campus, it was very comforting to walk down through the Balch archway in the evenings and see the bright red truck parked there.

He made such good food! I've left Cornell for many years now, but now and then I still think about those meatball subs! (You can't really get proper ones in this part of the world.)

Thanks for posting :)
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: December 12th, 2008 02:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: hello

I hope you'll make it back for an MBC before too much longer! They're still awfully good, even though they're no longer the same bread or the same meatballs. Or, find some good ingredients (you might have to get creative) and make your own!
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