I have some great memories of the Cat and the Fiddle. I remember the lovely sisters who ran it for years — Eileen Riley and Lori Cauloflower, each different in how they handled things, but treated all with respect nonetheless.
Kids were welcome as long as the sun was up. When the kitchen was open you couldn’t find a parking place. I worked on I-255 in the ’70s and ’80s, and it was a meeting place for all the trades. Always get a cold mug, good tunes on the jukebox. I miss those good ol’ days, miss the sisters — they were a hoot.
Sorry you don’t have good memories because I do. Maybe I’ll see the sisters in heaven and we’ll have a beer.
Lisa Davinroy, Fairview Heights