Old Archie McPhee Photo
Originally uploaded by Archie McPhee Seattle
The old* Archie McFee's on Stone Way - where I became a customer. I used to drive a car load of weird junk** up to make still lifes in their photobooth; no they never bothered me.
Anyone remember Ruby Montana's Pinto Pony, across from the Smith Tower? That was a great place. Update: Ruby Montana now owns an authentic 1950s motel in Palm Springs. There's a picture of Ruby Montana's Pinto Pony on the website.
*They moved to Ballard, and now to Wallingford.
**Coals to Newcastle, yes indeed.
My parents were good friends with Ruby Montana. I think my mom harbored a secret crush on him because she always giggles when I ask about him. Somewhere, I have a picture of her sitting atop the pinto with Ruby's hand on her ass.