03-07-2018, Part 1, LRW Meier’s Tavern-Glenview
Took a step back in time today——
60’s–50’s–40’s–??? nope–30’s to
Meier’s Tavern –Glenview –
BEER — BURGERS — and –TOTS
A family owned tavern Established in 1933
The place is a throw-back to the old days,
familiar, and comfortable with good food
and friendly service, provided by our
Burgers and tots, salads, and corned beef
were enjoyed by all.
The liquid of choice by most was DAB — a German Ale.
There was lively conversation and lots of
laughter, provided by good friends,
making for a great time!!!!!
Thanks to Bob G. – Hugh B. -Bill H. – Ken V. – Steve P. -GWB 3 – Joe H. – Cosmo F. – Bob W. – and Greg B. –
Thanks for joining me, George!
LRW 3-07-2018, Part 2-The Ghosts of Glenview
I always enjoyed a good ghost hunt. But little did I realize that Glenview was a hotspot.
A recent visit to an old-time tavern in Glenview gave me the first hint of possible paranormal activity, upon entering Meier’s Tavern. Visitors enter through a portal which immediately arouses one’s senses and gives the first clue to a most unusual tavern. An old battered door, flower boxes featuring dead flowers, dead pine branches hanging over the eves and a horse’s head beckon the brave of heart traveler. Passing through the portal was like entering another dimension 100 plus years past. Dark, moody, eyes watching from the shadows as you find a table and the spooky sound of silence.
Needing a beer, I don’t find a waitress but I do see a bartender hunched over and busy behind the bar. The bar is dark and gloomy so I’m looking at all the old memorabilia from over 85 years of operation; Quite fascinating actually. Upon arriving at the bartender’s station I look up and find myself facing a stunning young woman, not the “Hunchback of Meier’s”. She was wearing a very low cut blouse showing lots of gorgeous cleavage (alas, missing a well placed tat) and asked if she could help me. She also asked if I was Bill and something about a motorcycle in a ditch and an angry wife. I ordered a Dortmunder Dab and resumed observing the bar’s features. When my beer was ready, definitely needed by this time, I turned back to the bar only to find the hunchbacked bartender smiling at me. Now I know I’m in another dimension.
Not having my divining rods with me to check for energy plumes I took out my camera, which has a special setting for photographing paranormal activities. At which time the owner of Meier’s comes over, sits down and says “you look like you’ve seen a ghost”. And I replied, ”Yes Sir, I believe I did and please tell me more”.
Well, the story goes that in the late 1800’s a young woman was being stalked by a grizzly old guy and sought refuge in this bar now known as Meier’s. The young woman, a Ms. Helenor Highwater, was eventually killed by the stalker who was never found. The owner said that the sightings became so frequent that they started calling the old guy the “Glenview Stalker” but now we just call him George, and he’s harmless. The legend was born.
While the story telling was going on, I was snapping pictures hoping to capture an active spirit and, to my surprise, I believe I caught the “Glenview Stalker” trying to scare me off.
I finished my beer, headed for the door and got the heck out of there.
Submitted by HGB
Your Humble Correspondent