Fongs Visit Famous Landmark
For three decades, the "Incident at Fresh Pond" has taken on a legendary status in the Fong Family. Located half way between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe on Highway 50, the once famous restaurant is nothing but a faded sign in an empty lot. Everything else is gone. It was the favorite hangout of the Fong kids and other weary travelers making their way to Lake Tahoe.
On a typical Friday night, you could find Ruby Fong and her eight kids
piled into the family station wagon. With impeccable timing, six year
old JoeFong would start whining exactly a half miles from Fresh Pond,
"I'm thirsty, Mom." Ruby's automatic reply was, "Then drink your water!"
JoeFong then issued his real request, "But I'm thirsty for soda." All
at once the other Fongs would rise from their sleep and demand something
totally counter to their mother's dietary regulations. Invariably, Ruby
would slow down and pull into the drive way of the Fresh Pond.