First, I am wondering if you are the son of Mike Brown? If so, your grandparents and great-grandparents were associated with my father, George Raymond, in the Midland Lumber Company.
I came across your name and article in regard to the Crossroads because in a couple of weeks there will be an all-50's class reunion of Custer, Sacred Heart as well as Ismay. The Saturday night buffet is to be something like the old Sunday night buffets at the Crossroads. Like you wrote, the food at the Crossroads was fantastic because of the care and time that Francie, Myrtle, etc devoted in preparing it. They also had a talent for 'presentation." One of my former classmates, Jane Watson Eichar, is preparing the programs for the event and one of the questions that came up is "When did the Crossroads begin?" No one seems to know for sure. I feel very sure that Myrtle or her family would know that. If so, would you kindly let me know.
Helen Raymond Lucas