Rummaging through a drawer some 26 years after his beloved wife died, Roy Hopwood found a menu from one of the couple’s visits to “The Lodge” restaurant in Fuller Lodge.
“My wife Sharon collected things,” Hopwood said with a smile. “I hadn’t looked in that drawer in a longtime and was very surprised to find that old menu.”
He can’t recall the date he and his wife dined at The Lodge and she received the menu but its cover shows vehicles from the 1950s. Food prices include a prime rib sandwich for 95 cents.
Hopwood explained that he arrived in Los Alamos in 1949, right out of high school. He went on to serve in the United States Army and returned in 1953 to work for the Zia Company, followed by Johnson Controls before retiring in 2008.
His wife moved to Los Alamos in 1963 to teach school. The couple married in 1967. He became a Los Alamos Living Treasure in 2010.
Through the years he was active in the community with many organizations including the Los Alamos Bombers, Sullivan Field’s JFK Gate, Los Alamos County Personnel Board, Los Alamos Golf Course, Pajarito Mountain, Casa Mesita and AA meetings at the County jail.
Hopwood has a plan for “The Lodge” restaurant menu.
“I’m going to see if the Los Alamos History Museum would like to have the menu for their collection,” he said.