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Slaw Burger, Fries and Ski

by Richie


Let’s all go, down to Dumas WalkerWe’ll get a slaw burger, fries and a bottle of SkiBring it on out to my baby and me…



We had a chance to visit the little diner made famous by the Kentucky Headhunter’s song, Dumas Walker.


The diner is in Greensburg, a small town in south central Kentucky. We passed through a dozen other tiny towns in LaRue and Green counties to get there.

Greensburg was bustling on a Friday morning. It’s a sweet town filled with historic buildings. President Andrew Jackson slept here in 1832.

Greensburg was a big shipping center long ago, for both rail and barge.

Down a side street, we crossed a long, narrow wood bridge. In the ravine below were old trailer homes and a collapsing depot hotel.

But on the other side of the bridge, high above the ravine, were large stately homes, including a Civil War general’s mansion. Is this what upper and lower class means?

Back at the diner, we grabbed a stool and ordered up slaw burgers, fries, and a bottle of Ski – just like the song.  Although we were served a can, not a bottle.

If ya’ll ain’t from around here and don’t know any better, Ski is a brand of soda pop.


After lunch, humming Dumas Walker, we drove a few miles out of town to fetch items I’d bought from an online auction. The pickup location was an old barn without a street address. Kinda tricky to find. But the auctioneers were friendly and helped load up my trunk.

Bring it on out for my baby and me!



Beth Daniels February 12, 2023 - 5:17 pm

Have to admit, I’d never heard of that brand of pop before and wondered what the heck a slaw burger was, sounded like it was cole slaw on a bun. Some really interesting places you found to photograph…as always! 🙂

Birgit K Stubblefield February 12, 2023 - 10:33 am

Love it!!!

Denise Furnish February 12, 2023 - 10:29 am

Richie…, I love your photos, your writing, and your adventures… thank you for sharing

Gene+Hoffman February 12, 2023 - 10:24 am

Another town that looks like a museum of the past.

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