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The second installment of Menu Mondays brings us to Blanchard’s Restaurant, a breakfast spot in Lumberton, NC, “In the heart of Tobacco Land.” This menu is from the 1950′s. To find out more about Blanchard’s and Lumberton city history, you can view books in the North Carolina Collection such as Lumberton by K. Blake Tyner, with a picture of a later incarnation of Blanchard’s on page 46, and city directories such as Nelson’s Lumberton from 1956. This menu can be found in a collection of ephemera called Menus from North Carolina Restaurants (call number FC641.57 R43 1960) in Wilson’s North Carolina Collection

CURRENT ROYALTY: THE EAST

Background

Tyner

Tyner came from a fairly poor upbringing, and sees things as a matter of efficiency over pleasure. Hence why his manners aren’t that of a normal King. He’s referred to as Tyner of the West because his family made the trek across the land to live in the east. He works hard, and expects others too as well. Never make him angry, because he has a dedicated army that can, and will, kill for him if he calls for it.

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John Coltrane - Autumn Leaves (by Praguedive)

From ‘The Graz Concert 1962’.

John Coltrane (saxophones),

Mc Coy Tyner (piano),

Jimmy Garrison (bass),

Elvin Jones (drums).

CURRENT ROYALTY: THE EAST

Tyner

What They Do In Their Free Time

He spends most of his time training the guard or governing over civil cases. He’s dedicated to being King and doesn't see the point of doing much else. He’ll occasionally go for a stroll to get away from his annoying advisor, the previous king of the East. Tyner occasionally goes on hunts, tracking down dangerous creatures or people to help keep the roads safe.