Jimmy Carter has a bite in Clear Spring eatery

September 09, 1997


Staff Writer

CLEAR SPRING - Debbie Yeakle is proud of her blueberry pancakes, but the cook at Windy Hill Restaurant said she's never made one for a former president before.

Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, stopped by for breakfast Monday morning, giving patrons and employees alike a good story to tell family and friends.

"I was really nervous," Yeakle said. "I was just glad he didn't come back into the kitchen to watch."

Waitress Debbie Gladhill said the Carters came in and, before sitting down, went around and shook hands with everyone in the restaurant.


"We got him to autograph dollar bills for us," Gladhill said.

Gladhill said she doesn't know why the Carters were in the area because she was too busy with the breakfast crowd to ask them a lot of questions.

"They had a little child with them, possibly a grandchild," Gladhill said.

Manager David Salvatore was off Monday and his grandmother, Alice Salvatore, said he will be sorry he missed the famous visitors.

Alice Salvatore and her husband are the owners of the restaurant on Md. 68, just south of Clear Spring.

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